The wide eyes of children, dressed in their holiday best. The swelling of the PNB Orchestra as they breathe life into their instruments. The hush of an audience ready to immerse themselves in a candy filled dreamland. You’ll experience all of this before the dancing even starts. Join us in 2020 for George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, the Pacific Northwest’s favorite holiday tradition.
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Total Run Time: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is two hours including one intermission.
McCaw Hall lobby opens two hours before the start of each performance.
“We are spoiled here in Seattle to have such an amazing company like Pacific Northwest Ballet putting on such timeless productions like George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Don’t take it for granted. Go see a performance this holiday season!”
“At once edgy, weird, charming, and delightful.”
“A distinct and familiar feeling of jovial warmth – a near impossible emotion to leave McCaw Hall without!”
“To see The Nutcracker as a kid is to be transported into a sensory confection.”
“PNB’s production delivered everything I love about the holiday season: sweets, excitement, romance, and a magical feeling in the air. A joyous celebration of imagination and the bittersweet flavor of growing up.”
“The Nutcracker gives Seattle audiences their first snow of the season, as well as an opportunity to believe in magic, family, imagination and dreams again.”
“The production is sumptuous, the children entrancing, the music superbly played, the sets and costumes gorgeous.”
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo © Angela Sterling.