George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

Sprinkle a little magic on your 2022 holiday celebrations with George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker! 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.

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

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George Balanchine
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Judith Fugate with Peter Boal & Garielle Whittle

Scenic & Costume Design

Ian Falconer

Lighting Design

James F. Ingalls

“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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