George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker | November 25 – December 27, 20222023-01-03T09:42:54-08:00

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

There’s a chill in the air, with faint whiff of peppermint, and that can only mean one thing: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is upon us! Put on your favorite holiday garb and join us for the Northwest’s favorite holiday tradition. A sugarplum-packed wonderland awaits you!

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


George Balanchine
© The George Balanchine Trust


Judith Fugate with Peter Boal & Garielle Whittle

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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