Venue Details

1325 Star Starred
McCaw Hall
Between 3rd Ave N and 4th Ave N 321 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109
206-733-9725
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We enjoyed dinner at McMenamin's beforehand--it was fast, relatively inexpensive, delicious, and very near McCaw Hall.
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Next time I'll call the Seattle Opera and ask for one of their prepaid parking tickets too. What a hassle finding street parking!
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.8 average rating
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attended Feb 03 2013

The orchestra and dancing were wonderful and our seats were quite good. Four rather than five stars simply because this is not a favorite ballet of mine. A pleasant experience all around, and a great price!

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attended Feb 03 2013

What a beautiful ballet!!! The costumes were fabulous. The set simple and perfect. It was great. Highly recommend

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 03 2013

if there were 10 stars I would have rated it a 10! seats were great and the performance was speciacular

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Website

http://www.pnb.org/Season/12-13/RomeoetJuliette/

Quotes & Highlights

“It’s a remarkable work…like no ‘Romeo and Juliet’ ballet you’ve seen before: It’s intricate, often achingly beautiful, and never simply pretty.” —_The Seattle Times _

Description

From West Side Story to Twilight, Shakespeare’s great romance seems always to find new interpretation, and its tale of forbidden love has been especially enticing to the dance world. Peter Boal was so mesmerized by Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette when he attended its New York debut in 1999, that it became his first full-length acquisition for PNB as artistic director. Though Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette is firmly grounded in classical ballet, his choreography is imbued with natural and intuitive movement that feels progressive and expands margins of expression. As the famous story unfolds, the dancers’ swimming hands, flying arms, and off-kilter balances speak for racing hearts, reckless impulses, and inner turmoil. Stage action is brought into high relief by the ballet’s spare and elegant design. Great washes of blue and gold light reflect the magnitude of Prokofiev’s dramatic score, and the piercing elation and lament of young love project like Hollywood close-ups.

Content may not be appropriate for small children.

About the Ticket Supplier: Pacific Northwest Ballet

Pacific Northwest Ballet, one of the largest and most highly regarded ballet companies in the United States, was founded in 1972. Enriching lives in the Pacific Northwest, considered a national treasure and acclaimed worldwide, PNB epitomizes excellence in the performing arts.