George Balanchine's The Nutcracker | Pacific Northwest Ballet
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker | Nov 27 – Dec 27, 20202020-03-09T12:45:06+00:00

Photo Angela Sterling

November 27 - December 27, 2020


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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George Balanchine
© The George Balanchine Trust

Scenic & Costume Design

Ian Falconer

Lighting Design

James F. Ingalls

The Nutcracker Program Notes
Attending The Nutcracker with Kids?

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!”

Mark Sugiyama, Eclectic Arts

“At once edgy, weird, charming, and delightful.”

Sharon Cumberland, Seattle Gay News

“A distinct and familiar feeling of jovial warmth – a near impossible emotion to leave McCaw Hall without!”

Camille Mauceri, TeenTix

“To see The Nutcracker as a kid is to be transported into a sensory confection.”

Stefan Milne, Seattle Met

“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.”

Midori Blanchard, UW Daily

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.”

Philippa Kiraly, The SunBreak

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

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