George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker | November 24 – December 27, 20232023-08-28T07:56:35-07:00

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

November 24 – December 27, 2023

From long-standing family traditions to first trips to the ballet, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is ready to delight one and all!

Stroll through the liveliest lobby in town and settle in for the holiday treat of the season. From the dazzling costumes to the unforgettable performances, come discover why The Nutcracker is an integral part of the holidays for ballet fans of all ages.

Run Time: 2 hours and 3 minutes, including a 25-minute intermission.
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George Balanchine
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Scenic & Costume Design

Ian Falconer

Lighting Design

James F. Ingalls

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“A delight not to be missed”

Broadway World

“Let Pacific Northwest Ballet carry you away on a fantastical journey”

The Ballet Herald

“Truly a joy to experience”

Critical Dance

“Intricate and beautiful”

The Seattle Times

Nutcracker Fun

History of The Nutcracker
Story of Clara and The Nutcracker
Facts About The Nutcracker
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Arts Fund

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