Pacific Northwest Ballet presents The Nutcracker

September 14, 2012

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Pacific Northwest Ballet presents The Nutcracker

                       

THE NORTHWEST’s FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION!

December 7 – 29, 2012

Marion Oliver McCaw Hall

321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center

Seattle, WA 98109

 

Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Kent Stowell

Scenic and Costume Design: Maurice Sendak

Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

Stowell/Sendak Premiere: December 13, 1983, PNB

 

SEATTLE, WA —Since 1983 Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Stowell & Sendak Nutcracker has been the Northwest’s favorite family tradition during the holiday season. PNB’s unique production is the brilliant result of close collaboration between PNB Founding Artistic Director and choreographer Kent Stowell and renowned children’s book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. Drawing on E.T.A. Hoffman’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, Stowell and Sendak delved deeply into the original story and infused the ballet with a drama and strength that fully complements Tchaikovsky’s classic score. PNB’s nationally acclaimed Nutcracker returns to Seattle Center’s McCaw Hall for 30 performances December 7 through 29, 2012. Tickets to Nutcracker may be purchased through the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, online at pnb.org, or in person at 301 Mercer St. A limited number of tickets are also available through Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000 or online.

No other outlets are authorized to sell Pacific Northwest Ballet Nutcracker tickets.

 

2012 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

 

Day Date Times
Friday Dec. 7 7:30 pm
Saturday Dec. 8 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday Dec. 9 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Friday Dec. 14 7:30 pm
Saturday Dec. 15 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday Dec. 16 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Tuesday Dec. 18 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Wednesday Dec. 19 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Thursday Dec. 20 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Friday Dec. 21 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Saturday Dec. 22 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday Dec. 23 1:00 pm &5:30 pm
Monday Dec. 24 2:00 pm*
Wednesday Dec. 26 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Thursday Dec. 27 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Friday Dec. 28 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday Dec. 29 1:00 pm

 

* “Nutty” Nutcracker performance: Music or scenes might be altered.

Caveat emptor.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Ticket range: $25 – $125 ($22 – $113 for children 12 and under. All ages require a ticket for admission, including babes in arms.)  Tickets may be purchased through the PNB Box Office:

  • Online 24/7
  • Phone: 206.441.2424 (Mon.-Fri. 9am–6pm; Sat. 10am–5pm)
  • In Person: 301 Mercer Street, Seattle (Mon.-Fri.      10am–6pm; Sat. 10am–5pm)

Tickets are also available – subject to availability – 90 minutes prior to each performance at McCaw Hall, located at 321 Mercer Street. A limited number of Nutcracker tickets are available through Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.

NOTE: No other ticket outlets are authorized to sell Pacific Northwest Ballet Nutcracker tickets.

 

Bring a Group to Nutcracker and Save up to 20%!
For a family of 15 or a throng of 3,000 of your closest comrades, PNB’s Nutcracker is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season! Bring a group of family, friends, co-workers or clients and receive up to 20% off regular Nutcracker prices, depending on performance date, time, and seating section. In addition to outstanding savings, groups receive customized promotion codes to streamline online ordering, personal ticketing assistance, the opportunity to book a backstage tour, and access to McCaw Hall reception facilities and discounted group menu options for private parties. For more information, contact Julie Jamieson at 206.441.2416 or juliej@pnb.org

 

Additional discount offers and special promotions will be announced in late October.

 

OPENING WEEKEND FESTIVITIES!

December 7, 8 & 9

Kick off the holidays with our festive lobby activities including crafts, mini-dance classes, magicians, roaming Nutcracker characters, and carolers—all FREE for ticket holders!

 

Listen to the Ballet!

PNB partners with Classical KING FM 98.1 to bring listeners some of the world’s most popular ballet scores, featuring the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra direct from McCaw Hall. Tune in to KING FM for a live opening weekend performance of Nutcracker on Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 pm. Only on Classical KING FM 98.1 or online.

 

NUTCRACKER SUITES at McCAW!

Avoid the lines and bustle of the lobby and enjoy a special experience at intermission! The Allen Foundation for the Arts room on the fourth floor of McCaw Hall will be transformed into a holiday wonderland for guests to enjoy after the first act:

 

Date Night Nutcracker Suite: At all 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm performances

Waiting for you and your date will be champagne, custom holiday cupcake flavors such as ‘champagne,’ ‘bourbon’ and ‘pumpkin’ by Trophy Cupcakes and a holiday appetizer buffet by Executive Chef Shawn Applin. The Date Night Suite is the perfect way to complete your Nutcracker Experience! $20 per person (plus applicable tax and service charge) welcomes you to a magical intermission experience. (NOTE: Nutcracker performance tickets sold separately.) To purchase, visit “Reservations”  or call 866.973.9610.

 

Family Matinee Nutcracker Suite: At all 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm performances*

*excluding Saturday, December 8

Waiting for you and yours is a range of activities: Trophy Cupcakes’ Nut-Suite Sprinkle Station where you can create your own custom cupcake; Hot Cocoa Station to mix and match marshmallows and toppings; Dress-up and photo booth to become characters from the show; and a holiday appetizer buffet by Executive Chef Shawn Applin. And don’t fret: coffee and champagne will be available for adults. The Family Matinee Suite takes the stress out of intermission. $15 per person (plus applicable tax and service charge) welcomes you to a magical intermission experience.

(NOTE: Nutcracker performance tickets sold separately.) To purchase, visit “Reservations” or call 866.973.9610.

 

 

Schedule and programming subject to change.

 

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker is made possible by supporting sponsors Bank of America and Puget Sound Energy. Media support for Nutcracker is provided by The Seattle Times and KOMO 4. PNB’s 2012-2013 40th Anniversary Season is proudly sponsored by Microsoft Corporation. Additional season support is provided by Artsfund, the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, 4Culture – King County Lodging Tax and Washington State Arts Commission.

 

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