Thanksgiving is over and Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed so it’s time to start making those holiday plans with the family. Nothing says Christmas more than The Nutcracker and here in the Pacific Northwest, International Ballet Theatre, based in Bellevue, Washington, will bring their version of this holiday classic, complete with the original Russian flair, exquisite costuming and theatrical pageantry of the original, to the Meydenbauer Theatre. Even better, they’re offering discounted tickets for opening night available exclusively through Brown Paper Tickets for a limited time. Opening night is on Friday, December 9 and tickets are going fast so pick yours up right over here. The original Nutcracker premièred at the Marlinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on December 18, 1892. While the original production was not a success it has since enjoyed immense popularity since the mid-20th century and is performed by ballet companies all over the world. It enjoys its popularity primarily in the United States and has become a holiday tradition for families across the country.
International Ballet Theatre was founded in 2001 by artistic director, Vera Altunina, Ballet Master and choreographer from the State Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, home of the original Nutcracker. They are committed to the preservation of classical ballet repertoire and present productions that reflect traditional as well as original choreography. With elegant costumes, vivid sets and a touch of magic, their performances are richly entertaining for audiences of all ages.
Every dance company loves a full house on opening night and the International Ballet is no different. Don’t miss this opportunity to take the family out for an unforgettable experience at a highly, affordable price. Discounted tickets are just $30 each and are available exclusively through Brown Paper Tickets for a limited time. Get your tickets today here before they’re all gone!