Pacific Northwest Ballet's The Nutcracker

by - Friday, April 24, 2020

It's been a week since I arrived in Seattle. I easily adapted the weather. 

"The cold never bothered me anyway." - Let It Go (Frozen)

» Pacific Northwest Ballet «

Pacific Northwest Ballet, based in Seattle, Washington, is one of the largest ballet company in the United States. It was founded in 1972 and is consistently ranked as the leading professional ballet company in the US.

» The Nutcracker «

The Nutcracker is a famous Christmas story, a little girl who goes to the Land of Sweets on Christmas Eve. This classical ballet, with 2 acts, has become the most popular to be performed around Christmas time.

Pacific Northwest Ballet's The Nutcracker, debuted in November 2015, is the best selling classical ballet. It run from November 29 to December 28, 2019, perfect for kids and kids-at-heart. The total run time is 2 hours with one intermission with 20-minute length.

Most of the performances run on 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

Photo from the website
Choreography by George Balanchine
Staging by Judith Fugate with Peter Boal and Garielle Whittle
Scenic and Costume Design by Ian Falconer
Lighting Design by James F. Ingalls

» Admission «

The ticket prices varies depending on the date and seat selection. 

I took advantage of the BlackFriday sale and bought a seat on First Tier section, which costs USD 74 (inclusive of tax).

» The Experience «

Fast forward to the afternoon of December 23, 2019 at McCaw Hall. The lobby was filled with a huge Christmas tree and other Christmas decorations. I also saw The Nutcracker standees and merchandise. 

As I claimed my ticket and watched the performance, I was fully captivated with the overall production. The whole production team were well-rehearsed. Even though I'm no longer a kid anymore, my heart was captivated with the magical story.

Shot from Ending Credits

Frankly, it was my first time watching a ballet performance. After this, I'm looking forward to watch more ballet performances in the future.

» Info «

Address:                    301 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109, United States
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  1. It is very interesting not only to attend a ballet performance, but also to learn more about the features of this place. The themed accessories and a pleasant atmosphere will surprise everyone