Join us in 2020 for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s favorite holiday tradition from the comfort of home. Stream this archival performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® with the unique-to-Seattle scenery and costumes by Ian Falconer and immerse yourself in a candy-filled dreamland.

Streaming starts on December 18, 2020 and on December 11, 2020 for Digital Performance Plus ticket buyers.

Run time is 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Digital Viewing Tips

Ticket Levels

Digital Performance Plus – $55

Streaming starts a week early on 12/11 through 12/26.

Bonus Content

Olivia’s reading list
Gallery of costume sketches by Ian Falconer
Videos of dancers discussing roles, e.g., Mouse King, Sugar Plum Fairy, Mother Ginger, Clara, Fritz

Digital Performance – $39

Streaming starts on 12/18 through 12/26.

Want to share George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® with your clients and employees?

A partnership with PNB will help ensure that this beloved holiday tradition continues and finds its way into the homes of our community, friends, and family this season. To discuss this opportunity and the more personalized needs of your organization, please contact PNB’s Institutional Giving Manager, Caitlin M. Bell, at

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George Balanchine
© The George Balanchine Trust

Scenic & Costume Design

Ian Falconer

Lighting Design

James F. Ingalls

The Nutcracker Program Notes

Nutcracker Fun

History of The Nutcracker
Story of Clara and The Nutcracker
PNB Holiday Gift Guide
Facts About The Nutcracker

Original Costume Sketches by Ian Falconer

Sketches by Ian Falconer

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


From the Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 5:30pm Performance

Sugar Plum Fairy
Leta Biasucci

Lucien Postlewaite

Seth Orza

Leah Terada

Angeli Kiana Mamon-Urrea

Soldier Doll
Kyle Davis

Mouse King
Joshua Grant

Hot Chocolate
Margaret Mullin
Steven Loch

Lindsi Dec

Price Suddarth

Candy Cane
Ryan Cardea

Angelica Generosa

Mother Ginger
Christopher D’Ariano

Elizabeth Murphy

Presenting Sponsor

Digital Season Sponsor

Season Sponsor

Arts Fund

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