George Balanchine's The Nutcracker | Pacific Northwest Ballet
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A Northwest Holiday Tradition

November 29 – December 28, 2019

PNB’s best-selling holiday classic is a fantastical combination of Ian Falconer’s unique design, Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, and the entire Company in show-stopping roles. A memory making tradition for generations of families and friends, Nutcracker fun includes McCaw Hall gloriously decked-out for the season’s best photo ops.


Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky


George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust


Judith Fugate with Peter Boal & Garielle Whittle

Scenic & Costume Design

Ian Falconer

Lighting Design

James F. Ingalls

Total Run Time: Two hours including one intermission.

McCaw Hall lobby opens two hours before the start of each performance.

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

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“The roaring applause… is well-deserved. A magical show, whether you’re watching it for the first or fortieth time!”

“Hauntingly lovely!”

“A perpetual holiday delight.”

“A great success!”

“It’s the star on the Northwest ‘Nutcracker’ Christmas tree.”


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