Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Festive Shows For Spirited Seattleites

Enjoy time-honored tradition with a beloved holiday production.

These classic shows are as synonymous with the yuletide season as pine trees and caroling. This winter, indulge your inner child with a strong dose of holiday spirit at the theater.


This enchanting, lavish rendition of the holiday favorite from Pacific Northwest Ballet celebrates its 28th anniversary as the world’s most popular “Nutcracker” production. Dazzling sets and costumes (designed by esteemed author/illustrator Maurice Sendak), a live orchestra and exquisite technique by the entire company make “Nutcracker! a holiday treat for patrons of all ages. Tickets ($28-115) are available online.

McCaw Hall | Friday, Nov. 25 — Tuesday, Dec. 27

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

See this beloved tale of happily-ever-after come to life on the big stage in “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” presented by 5th Avenue Theater. Audiences join the legendary (and unlikely) Disney princess as she sings, scrubs and transforms into the belle of the ball. This production features Jennifer Paz (“Miss Saigon”) as Cinderella and Kendra Kassebaum (“Wicked”) as The Fairy Godmother.  Tickets ($30-100) are available online.

5th Avenue Theater | Friday, Nov. 25 — Saturday, Dec. 31


A Christmas Carol

Families will delight in this live, theatrical interpretation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” presented by A Contemporary Theatre (ACT). Join Ebeneezer Scrooge and the Three Ghosts of Christmas for a heart-warming adventure that reminds us all what the holiday season truly means. Tickets ($27-49) are available online.

A Contemporary Theatre | Friday, Nov. 25 — Saturday, Dec. 24 

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