Join us in 2020 for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s favorite holiday tradition from the comfort of home. Stream this archival performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® with the unique-to-Seattle scenery and costumes by Ian Falconer and immerse yourself in a candy-filled dreamland.

Streaming starts on December 18, 2020 and on December 11, 2020 for Digital Performance Plus ticket buyers.

Run time is 1 hour and 35 minutes.

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George Balanchine
© The George Balanchine Trust

Scenic & Costume Design

Ian Falconer

Lighting Design

James F. Ingalls

The Nutcracker Program Notes

Nutcracker Fun

History of The Nutcracker
Story of Clara and The Nutcracker
PNB Holiday Gift Guide
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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