The Magic of the Season Comes Alive for the Entire Family!
Olympic Ballet Theatre's exciting full-length traditional production of The Nutcracker brings to the stage a growing Christmas Tree, Booming Canon, Mother Ginger and her Buffoons! OBT also presents one-hour performances of The Nutcracker for schools & groups.
This Winter, Don’t Miss
a thrilling production as fantastic guest artists bring to life this highly anticipated holiday treat! Our intimate venues offer ideal viewing for audience members of all ages!
9 out of 10 performances sold out last season! Don't delay with securing tickets. On sale November 1st!
STORY OF THE BALLET
The Nutcracker is the story of a little girl named Clara and a wooden doll that was given to her on Christmas Eve many years ago. Clara lives with her brother, Fritz, and her parents, Herr and Frau Burgermeister.
As the ballet opens, we see Herr Drosselmeyer on his way to a Christmas party at the Silberhaus home, carrying presents for his godchildren, Clara and Fritz. Pausing to check his watch outside the home, he finds himself surrounded by a group of children who discover a present he has left on the ground, and they return it to him.
Meanwhile, preparations are being made in the home of Clara’s parents, Herr and Frau Burgermeister, for their annual Christmas Eve party. After the other guests have arrived, Herr Drosselmeyer appears, gives presents to the children and entertains all with life-size mechanical dolls. Herr Drosselmeyer has a special present for his godchild Clara: a wonderful Nutcracker doll. In jealousy, her brother Fritz throws The Nutcracker on the floor and breaks it, but Herr Drosselmeyer quickly mends it. The party continues with gifts, dancing and refreshments until the guests depart.
SCHOOL GROUP PERFORMANCES
Perfect for kids and adults of all ages, the shows are $8 per ticket for groups of 20 or more. You don’t need to be affiliated with a school to get tickets to this fun kid friendly event!
Included in this production, is The Introduction to the Magic of Theatre, where audience members view a special behind the scenes demonstration of Scenery, Lighting, Costumes, Props, and Ballet Technique! Performances are one hour and are presented in their entirety.
For more information or ticketing assistance with School Group Performances please call (425)774-7570.Click to view ticketing information