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Nutcracker by Emerald City Ballet
  December 7, 8, 14, 15 at 2:00 PM
Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. NE, Bothell, WA 98011
Cost: Adults: $35, Seniors: $31.50, Youth: $20

Holiday magic returns to NPAC with this classic seasonal favorite. Emerald Ballet Theatre performs to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky.

The Nutcracker Ballet from International Ballet Theater (traditional Russian style)
December 13- 23
Where: Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA  98004
Website: http://www.ibtbellevue.org/
Age: Most likely children 6 years and up
Cost: $25 – $50

This year, make a connection with many of the memorable Nutcracker characters! See Herr Drosselmeyer with his hand-made toys and join the party guests as they welcome in the Yuletide season… Witness the dreams of a little girl; snowflakes, flowers and candies come to life through dance. The Nutcracker battles with the Mouse King and the princess finds her prince. The Nutcracker Ballet is a story told in dance and performed on the stage… Its time to experience The Nutcracker the way it was meant to be seen..

Excerpts from the Nutcracker by Island Youth Ballet
December 14-21
Where: Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 SE 40th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040
Website: http://www.iybnutcracker.com
Age: All
Cost: $22-$35 per ticket

Performance is 2 hours long.  If your child is old enough to sit in their own seat, they are old enough to enjoy this performance.  This very professional, family friendly Excerpts from the Nutcracker delights adults and children of all ages.

Nutcracker by Evergreen City Ballet
  Special 1 hour performances in Kirkland:
Saturday, December 7 – 10am, 1:30pm & 4:30pm
Sunday, December 8 – 10am & 1:30pm

Where: Lake Washington Performing Arts Center, 12033 NE 80th Street, Kirkland, WA 98033

When: 2 hour performances in Renton:
Friday, December 20 – 7:30pm
Saturday, December 21 – 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, December 22 – 1:30pm
Where: Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S 2nd Street, Renton, WA 98057
Website: http://evergreencityballet.org/perf-nutcracker.html
Age: All
Cost: $15 to $34 (including ticket service fees)

This kid-friendly performance of The Nutcracker was created with the younger audience in mind. This holiday classic has been reduced to a one hour performance including a short intermission for the Kirkland performances. Before the intermission, see how the snow falls, how the bed magically moves across the stage and the sets are changed for Act II.  You and your family are sure to enjoy seeing your child’s eyes light up as they learn about this beautiful ballet.  After the performance, some of our dancers come out into the lobby in costume.  This is a perfect photo opportunity for little ones to pose with a real ballerina!  So bring your cameras!



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