First Look - September 21, 2018 | Pacific Northwest Ballet
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PNB's 2018 First Look Gala

September 21, 2018 | Marion Oliver McCaw Hall

You are invited to the Opening Night of our never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind Jerome Robins Festival. Step right up and tip your hat to one of America’s most legendary choreographers. Toast the opening of a new season at PNB’s annual gala event with a private pre-show cocktail party. After a performance of iconic Robbins works, including West Side Story Suite, Company dancers will greet guests under the big top for a one-night-only extravaganza featuring a festive dinner, astonishing acts of giving, colorful drinks, and the greatest onstage dance party.

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Event Chairs: Gwendolyn Payton and Dina Wampold
Event Committee: PNB STARS Members
Host Committee Chairs: Heather Baker & Alesha Shemwell

Event Schedule

5:00 pm –  Cocktail Reception and Entertainment in McCaw Hall’s Neukom Family Second Tier Lobby
6:30 pm  – Pacific Northwest Ballet Season Opening Performance – Jerome Robbins Festival PROGRAM A
8:45 pm (approx.)  – Backstage Gala Dinner and Onstage Dance Party

Fun and fancy attire encouraged

Complimentary valet parking provided for all gala guests

First Look tickets start at $400 per guest

Robbins Festival performance tickets sold separately

Please contact Kristin Price, PNB Special Events Manager, at 206.441.2429, or email

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