2019 Update in Progress
Here is my round up of South Sound Nutcracker Performances for 2019
This is a complete list, whether you’re looking for a fancy, big city production, or a more affordable show.
Feel free to share this list with all the little ballet lovers you know, and do let me know if you hear of a show I missed, or want to weigh in on your fav!
The complete list continues just below.
Thoughts On The Nutcracker in Seattle
If you know this one won’t work for you, just scroll down to the South Sound listings!
The most recognized area Nutcracker is the production put on by the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. This version is now the traditional George Balanchine production (not the Maurice Sendak one).
It is undoubtedly the most expensive Nutcracker. Is it worth it? I think that really depends on the age of your kiddos, your budget, and what you’re after in your Nutcracker experience. It is truly beautiful, professionally danced, and there are lovely photo ops. and special extras.
If your children love ballet and you have the budget, I would probably do this one at least once. I would probably not take very young children or anyone seeing the Nutcracker for the very first time to this one. But I’m cheap…..let me know if you have different thoughts! We did also find discount tickets to the PNB Nutcracker on Goldstar.
If that just isn’t in your budget, or you don’t want to drive to Seattle, not to fear! We’ve found a dozen other Nutcracker options. There is truly one for every budget and one near you no matter what part of the South Sound you call home!
South Puget Sound Nutcracker Performances 2018
Tacoma City Ballet presentsThe Nutcracker & The Tale of The Hard Nut
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.
Auburn, Renton, and Bellevue
DEC 6 – 8 Bellevue Meydenbauer Center Theatre
Dec 13-15 Auburn
December 20-22 Renton
My friend Christy has attended this production before and she raved about it. She thought the sets and performers were very professional, and the ballerinas came out after the show to mingle and pose for pictures. Last year, we also saw this one on Groupon.
Maple Valley School of Ballet
In the past, this studio has presented a shorter holiday show called Nutcracker Highlights. I don’t see an announcement yet. We’ll update if we see one.
This Auburn based company presents their Nutcracker at the Sumner HS PAC on the 20th and 21st. 20.00 presale; 20.00 at the door
Shows the 14th and 15th at Mt. Tahoma HS auditorium. Tickets are 12.00-14.00 for children and seniors and 24.00-28.00 for adults.
Performs at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts Various performances on the weekend of the 13th and the weekend of the 20th.
Friday Dec 6th- 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Dec 7th – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Dec 8th – 3:00 p.m.
Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center at 1500 13th Street, Bremerton
December 8th at 1:00 p.m.
$15 for all ages
Tea price does not include admission to the production.
If your kiddos are way too wiggly to even consider a ballet outing, but you’d still like that fancy dress-up photo, you might try the Seymour Conservatory which makes for a festive and ornate looking pic this time of year.
Know a great show I missed? Think my post wasn’t on pointe? Let me know! Keep in mind that this list only includes Nutcracker performances. There are many other holiday performances, plus tons of other holiday events. You’ll find a complete list in our South Sound holiday events guide (coming soon)!
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