Romeo & Juliet: The Timeless Story of Young Love

By Noel Pederson

While it is one of the most famous examples in modern Western culture, Romeo and Juliet is just one of many tales of young love thwarted that have been told in many cultures across the world for thousands of years. From the Persian tale of Layla and […]

Artistic Director’s Notes-Roméo et Juliette

The story of Roméo et Juliette offers many takeaways: humor, drama, tears, and passion, to name a few. From my first read of the play in Mr. Crosby’s seventh-grade classroom to a recent viewing of the new Steven Spielberg film version of West Side Story, I’ve enjoyed a lifetime of different perspectives. Now in my sixth […]

Cinderella Stories Throughout History

The story of Cinderella is timeless. Known by many names around the world, this folk tale emphasizes the innately human desire to overcome unjust oppression and find happily ever after. The roots of the story, more ancient than we may ever know, can be traced back for many centuries. We’ve compiled just a […]

Opus 19/The Dreamer: A PNB premiere

Jerome Robbins’ Opus 19/The Dreamer follows one main character, “the dreamer,” through a night of sleep. An ethereal romantic interaction crescendos into a fevered dream, then peacefully fades. Opus 19’s hectic and passionate score, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, completes the dream’s obscurity with three movements of frenzied violin.

10 reasons you can’t miss PNB’s premiere of Cendrillon

A loving spirit returns to console wounded hearts and confront conceit in Cendrillon, a Cinderella love story from the creators of Roméo et Juliette. Find out more about this PNB premiere and get tickets now! Cendrillon is on stage at McCaw Hall February 3 through 12.

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