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E nter the enchanted world of Pacific Northwest Ballet's

Fairy Tales

Favorite stories, breathtaking dance, the famous PNB orchestra, and magnificent sets and costumes all presented in the splendor of McCaw Hall.

See four Fairy Tale ballets in one magically discounted package!

Packages start at just $109 Reserve your Fairy Tale package today!

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November 27–December 30, 2009 (select performances) Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Kent Stowell

Scenery & Costumes: Maurice Sendak

Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

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he adventure begins Christmas Eve as Clara receives a magical and mysterious Nutcracker from her equally mysterious Godfather, Herr Drosselmeier. Join Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they wage an epic battle and journey to a faraway, enchanted land where dreams really do come true. PNB’s acclaimed Stowell/Sendak Nutcracker is the Northwest’s favorite family holiday tradition. With scenery and costumes by children’s book author/illustrator Maurice Sendak and choreography by PNB Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell, Nutcracker is an essential holiday tradition.  PNB Dancers in Nutcracker. © Angela Sterling.


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The Sleeping Beauty 2

February 4–14, 2010 Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Ronald Hynd (after Marius Petipa)

Scenery & Costumes: Peter Docherty Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

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n the fairy tale court of King and Queen Florestan, the royal princess Aurora is blessed with many gifts from benevolent fairies—but she is also cursed by the evil fairy Carabosse: At age 16, Aurora will prick her finger on a spindle and die. Fate intervenes and young Aurora will instead fall into a deep sleep, only to be awakened 100 years later by the kiss of her true love. Sumptuous sets, lavish costumes, fairies that really fly, and Tchaikovsky’s treasured score—The Sleeping Beauty’s grand-scale staging represents a caliber of excellence reserved for the finest ballet companies and orchestras. Don't wait 100 years to experience the majestic grace and tradition of Beauty! PNB Dancers in The Sleeping Beauty. © Angela Sterling.


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March 21 & 27, 2010 Music: Oscar Nedbal

Choreography: Bruce Wells

Costumes: PNB Costume Shop & Victoria McFall

Scenery: Edith Whitsett Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

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ost in the forest, Hansel and Gretel stumble upon a house made of delicious confections. Brother and sister soon find themselves in a tangle of trouble with a masquerading witch whose heart is set on eating the children. This narrated hour-long performance is danced by students of Pacific Northwest Ballet School. With over 60 roles for children, Hansel and Gretel also features and a very special guest appearance by renowned PNB principal dancer Ariana Lallone as the witch— a perfect introduction to dance and theatre for families.

Ariana Lallone and PNB Students in Hansel and Gretel. Š Angela Sterling.


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Coppélia

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Scenery & Costumes: Roberta Guidi di Bagno

Choreography: Alexandra Danilova and George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust (after Marius Petipa)

Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

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he courtship of young sweethearts Swanilda and Franz is interrupted when their village’s eccentric inventor, Doctor Coppelius, creates a doll so lifelike that Franz becomes infatuated. Not to be outdone, the enterprising Swanilda evens the score by dressing as the doll and pretending to come to life—surprising both Franz and Doctor Coppelius! Coppélia has been called one of the happiest ballets in existence. This brand-newto-PNB creation will receive its long-anticipated premiere in May of 2010. With all new scenery and costumes and enlivened by the wit and wisdom of George Balanchine’s choreography, Coppélia offers true delight. Scenic design, Act 3. Roberta Guidi di Bagno.


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ake your family on a Fairy Tale adventure designed to delight the young and the young at heart.

Psst…Ask about special family matinees! Family matinees include activities for young patrons like crafts, dance classes, and roaming entertainers.

See four Fairy Tale ballets in one magically discounted package!

Packages start at just $109 Reserve your Fairy Tale package today!

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