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Address: 301 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109-4628
Phone Number: +1 206-441-2424
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The new Nutcracker is a Winner!

We really enjoyed the new Nutcracker show. It is different but every bit delightful. The dancers are so talented and the show is really good at keeping the kids engaged.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2015
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Ephrata, Washington, United States
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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

I will not be returning because of the poor Nutcracker performance I saw earlier this month. I was a fan of the previous version and was supportive of new sets and costumes, both of which delivered exceptionally. The Balanchine choreography only sits minutely above community theater as a good Nutcracker. The choreography is dumbed down and children are featured more... More 

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Renton, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

My mother and I have been going since I was little and I always enjoyed the performance, no matter how many times I had seen it. The peacock scene was one of my favorites, so I was sad to see that replaced with an almost-Arabian-almost-peacock dance. But the worst part was how slow everything went, there was hardly any dancing... More 

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MERCER ISLAND
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

I am sad to see the changes made to the Nutcracker. I've attended the Nutcracker performance for well over 20 years, always enjoying the beautiful dancers. Unfortunately the new version of the Nutcracker looks more like a children's performance to me. There were many more children dancers than adults and far less dancing in general. Sadly, I will not return... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

We are longtime PNB season subscribers, and saw the Stowell-Sendak production numerous times. This new version was very disappointing. The new sets and costumes were pretty, but not that special. The choreography was quite boring. Lots of children running around the stage, but little actual dance. The night we attended, the usually outstanding adult soloists were mediocre. (Laura Tisserand was... More 

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Ephrata, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

We really enjoyed the new Nutcracker show. It is different but every bit delightful. The dancers are so talented and the show is really good at keeping the kids engaged.

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Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Make sure to attend a performance when you are in town. The PNB is an outstanding company and the opera house is lovely. Can't wait for the next show when we are in town again.

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HOUSTON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

We were so excited to be able to attend the ballet during our vacation to Seattle and Alaska. The show was beautiful-amazing artistic director!! We were extremely impressed with the venue. I believe there is not a bad seat in the house, Seats were comfortable with plenty of leg room. We grabbed a bite to eat before the show and... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

My little ballerina loves to go and enjoy the show. Parking is expensive and a pain, but the performances are wonderful

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

Saw the Nutcracker. Great performance- would certainly recommend. The theater seats however were very tight- I am a small framed person and I was a bit uncomfortable.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

I wans't too excited about the ballet, who would be, right? But it was excellent. The costumes, music and dancing were awe inspiring. We watched the first act with mouths agape. The staff was pretty friendly. The Fifth Avenue people seem the friendliest in town .. but this wasn't too bad. Oh, and we were sure the crowd would be... More 

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