The Nutcracker Returns!

Join us for the magic at McCaw Hall this holiday season. Are you ready to celebrate the holidays with renewed gusto? With its classic score, thrilling dance, resplendent costumes and scenery, and magical story, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is the perfect centerpiece for any celebration. Gather your loved ones to come enjoy our beautifully decked hall, and let your soul have its fill of holiday cheer.

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

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Choreography

George Balanchine
© The George Balanchine Trust

Scenic & Costume Design

Ian Falconer

Lighting Design

James F. Ingalls

Nutcracker Fun

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Casting

Tuesday, December 21
2 PM

Sugar Plum Fairy
Madison Rayn Abeo

Cavalier
Christian Poppe

Herr Drosselmeier
Peter Boal

Harlequin
Melisa Guilliams

Columbine
Abby Jayne DeAngelo

Soldier Doll
Ryan Cardea

Mouse King
Connor Horton

Hot Chocolate
Sarah Pasch
Christopher D’Ariano

Coffee
Elizabeth Murphy

Green Tea Cricket
Ryan Cardea

Candy Cane
Mark Cuddihee

Marzipan
Abby Jayne D’Angelo

Mother Ginger
Miles Pertl

Dewdrop
Genevieve Waldorf

Tuesday, December 21
7:30 PM

Sugar Plum Fairy
Leta Biasucci

Cavalier
Lucien Postlewaite

Herr Drosselmeier
James Moore

Harlequin
Yuki Takahashi

Columbine
Madison Rayn Abeo

Soldier Doll
Guillaume Basso

Mouse King
Luther DeMyer

Hot Chocolate
Juliet Prine
Ryan Cardea

Coffee
Sarah Pasch

Green Tea Cricket
Noah Martzall

Candy Cane
Kyle Davis

Marzipan
Angelica Generosa

Mother Ginger
Joshua Grant

Dewdrop
Amanda Morgan

Wednesday, December 22
2 PM

Sugar Plum Fairy
Elle Macy

Cavalier
Miles Pertl

Herr Drosselmeier
James Kirby Rogers

Harlequin
Leah Terada

Columbine
Abby Jayne DeAngelo

Soldier Doll
Ezra Thomson

Mouse King
Dammiel Cruz

Hot Chocolate
Amanda Morgan
Luther DeMyer

Coffee
Genevieve Waldorf

Green Tea Cricket
Price Suddarth

Candy Cane
Jonathan Batista

Marzipan
Madison Rayn Abeo

Mother Ginger
Guillaume Basso

Dewdrop
Cecilia Iliesiu

Wednesday, December 22
7:30 PM

Sugar Plum Fairy
Elizabeth Murphy

Cavalier
Joshua Grant

Herr Drosselmeier
Otto Neubert

Harlequin
Yuki Takahashi

Columbine
Malena Ani

Soldier Doll
Connor Horton

Mouse King
Christopher D’Ariano

Hot Chocolate
Leah Terada
Ezra Thomson

Coffee
Madison Rayn Abeo

Green Tea Cricket
Mark Cuddihee

Candy Cane
Guillaume Basso

Marzipan
Malena Ani

Mother Ginger
Miles Pertl

Dewdrop
Angelica Generosa

Thursday, December 23
2 PM

Sugar Plum Fairy
Clara Ruf Maldonado

Cavalier
Jonathan Batista

Herr Drosselmeier
Ezra Thomson

Harlequin
Melisa Guilliams

Columbine
Abby Jayne DeAngelo

Soldier Doll
Price Suddarth

Mouse King
Guillaume Basso

Hot Chocolate
Lily Wills
Guillaume Basso

Coffee
Leah Terada

Green Tea Cricket
Price Suddarth

Candy Cane
Kuu Sakuragi

Marzipan
Juliet Prine

Mother Ginger
Joshua Grant

Dewdrop
Cecilia Iliesiu

Thursday, December 23
7:30 PM

Sugar Plum Fairy
Lesley Rausch

Cavalier
Dylan Wald

Herr Drosselmeier
Ryan Cardea

Harlequin
Juliet Prine

Columbine
Malena Ani

Soldier Doll
Mark Cuddihee

Mouse King
Connor Horton

Hot Chocolate
Genevieve Waldorf
Dammiel Cruz

Coffee
Cecilia Iliesiu

Green Tea Cricket
Guillaume Basso

Candy Cane
Ezra Thomson

Marzipan
Yuki Takahashi

Mother Ginger
Luther DeMyer

Dewdrop
Juliet Prine

Friday, December 24
12:30 PM

Sugar Plum Fairy
Cecilia Iliesiu

Cavalier
Dammiel Cruz

Herr Drosselmeier
Miles Pertl

Harlequin
Melisa Guilliams

Columbine
Malena Ani

Soldier Doll
Noah Martzall

Mouse King
Luther DeMyer

Hot Chocolate
Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan
Christian Poppe

Coffee
Noelani Pantastico

Green Tea Cricket
Kuu Sakuragi

Candy Cane
Ryan Cardea

Marzipan
Leta Biasucci

Mother Ginger
Joshua Grant

Dewdrop
Elle Macy

Sunday, December 26
12:30 PM

Sugar Plum Fairy
Noelani Pantastico

Cavalier
Christopher D’Ariano

Herr Drosselmeier
James Moore

Harlequin
Juliet Prine

Columbine
Abby Jayne DeAngelo

Soldier Doll
James Kirby Rogers

Mouse King
Guillaume Basso

Hot Chocolate
Cecilia Iliesiu
Joshua Grant

Coffee
Sarah Pasch

Green Tea Cricket
Price Suddarth

Candy Cane
Kyle Davis

Marzipan
Madison Rayn Abeo

Mother Ginger
Connor Horton

Dewdrop
Lesley Rausch

Sunday, December 26
5:30 PM

Sugar Plum Fairy
Angelica Generosa

Cavalier
Price Suddarth

Herr Drosselmeier
Ryan Cardea

Harlequin
Yuki Takahashi

Columbine
Malena Ani

Soldier Doll
Christian Poppe

Mouse King
Miles Pertl

Hot Chocolate
Amanda Morgan
Luther DeMyer

Coffee
Elizabeth Murphy

Green Tea Cricket
Ryan Cardea

Candy Cane
Guillaume Basso

Marzipan
Abby Jayne DeAngelo

Mother Ginger
Dammiel Cruz

Dewdrop
Madison Rayn Abeo

Monday, December 27
12:30 PM

Sugar Plum Fairy
Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan

Cavalier
Kyle Davis

Herr Drosselmeier
Ezra Thomson

Harlequin
Yuki Takahashi

Columbine
Malena Ani

Soldier Doll
Kuu Sakuragi

Mouse King
Dammiel Cruz

Hot Chocolate
Genevieve Waldorf
Guillaume Basso

Coffee
Elle Macy

Green Tea Cricket
Kuu Sakuragi

Candy Cane
Mark Cuddihee

Marzipan
Juliet Prine

Mother Ginger
Luther DeMyer

Dewdrop
Sarah Pasch

Monday, December 27
5:30 PM

Sugar Plum Fairy
Lesley Rausch

Cavalier
Dylan Wald

Herr Drosselmeier
James Kirby Rogers

Harlequin
Leah Terada

Columbine
Abby Jayne DeAngelo

Soldier Doll
Ezra Thomson

Mouse King
Christopher D’Ariano

Hot Chocolate
Leah Terada
Ryan Cardea

Coffee
Madison Rayn Abeo

Green Tea Cricket
Mark Cuddihee

Candy Cane
Christian Poppe

Marzipan
Yuki Takahashi

Mother Ginger
Connor Horton

Dewdrop
Genevieve Waldorf

Tuesday, December 28
12:30 PM

Sugar Plum Fairy
Juliet Prine

Cavalier
James Kirby Rogers

Herr Drosselmeier
Otto Neubert

Harlequin
Yuki Takahashi

Columbine
Madison Rayn Abeo

Soldier Doll
Noah Martzall

Mouse King
Connor Horton

Hot Chocolate
Sarah Pasch
Miles Pertl

Coffee
Genevieve Waldorf

Green Tea Cricket
Christian Poppe

Candy Cane
Ryan Cardea

Marzipan
Malena Ani

Mother Ginger
Guillaume Basso

Dewdrop
Angelica Generosa

Tuesday, December 28
5:30 PM

Sugar Plum Fairy
Abby Jayne DeAngelo

Cavalier
Ezra Thomson

Herr Drosselmeier
Ryan Cardea

Harlequin
Juliet Prine

Columbine
Malena Ani

Soldier Doll
Kuu Sakuragi

Mouse King
Luther DeMyer

Hot Chocolate
Lily Wills
Christopher D’Ariano

Coffee
Amanda Morgan

Green Tea Cricket
Noah Martzall

Candy Cane
Kuu Sakuragi

Marzipan
Juliet Prine

Mother Ginger
Miles Pertl

Dewdrop
Elle Macy

Casting is subject to change.

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.

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