Spring for PNB!
Fill your spring with a garden of PNB delights. From hand-picked world premieres, to dazzling duets, to an enchanted tale with Northwest-inspired scenery, join us for the final three adventures of the season.
March 15 – 24, 2019
The second mixed bill of the season offers Peter Boal’s seasonal selections, handpicked to introduce the audience to dancemakers who are evolving the art form. His interest in American choreographers Robyn Mineko Williams and Matthew Neenan prompted commissions to make new works for the company. These are joined by a third new-to-PNB work by ballet superstar Justin Peck, set to a score by Sufjan Stevens.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
April 12 – 21, 2019
A garden of delight for all ages, PNB’s production of George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream—Shakespeare’s comic tale of romantic confusion—charms all who wander into its enchanted realm. Set deep in a lush Northwest-inspired forest, the ballet follows the quarrels of the King and Queen of the Fairies and mayhem of mismatched lovers, abetted by mischief-maker Puck. All is resolved by Act II, which opens with Mendelssohn’s familiar Wedding March. The ballet is crowned by the magnificent Divertissement pas de deux, which endures as one of Balanchine’s most beautiful creations.
Themes & Variations
May 31 – June 9, 2019
The season’s final mixed bill promises intriguing variety. Balanchine’s resplendent Theme & Variations represents the height of classical purity and elegance, while his zesty Tarantellapas de deux dazzles with virtuoso fun. In Jose Limon’s masterpiece, The Moor’s Pavane—a reduction of Shakespeare’s Othello—riveting characterizations cast a powerful spell. The line-up is joined by the return of our own Price Suddarth’s electric Signature.
Choose Your Date
Opening Night Fridays
First Saturday Matinees
Second Friday Evenings
$99 (not including $10 handling fee). Excludes Saturday night series (D, G). Discount available in Orchestra Back, First Tier Value, or Second Tier Front. Exchanges are available within the offered series/sections.