George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

Join us for the magic at McCaw Hall this holiday season. Whether you are scheduling your first trip to the ballet or a long-standing family tradition, this Sugarplum-packed adventure promises to delight. Enjoy Tchaikovsky’s classic score, gorgeous costumes, astonishing sets, and exceptional dancing – topped off with a picture-perfect lobby experience.

Single tickets will go on sale in July.

Run Time: 2 hours and 3 minutes, including a 25-minute intermission.

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George Balanchine
© The George Balanchine Trust


Judith Fugate with Peter Boal & Garielle Whittle

Scenic & Costume Design

Ian Falconer

Lighting Design

James F. Ingalls

Nutcracker Fun

Purchase a Nutcracker Gift Box
Nutcracker Suites
History of The Nutcracker
Story of Clara and The Nutcracker
Facts About The Nutcracker

Original Costume Sketches by Ian Falconer

Sketches by Ian Falconer

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo © Angela Sterling.

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