Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:08 PM
The good news is that Benjamin Griffiths, James Moore, and Abby Relic, who were out of the "Love Stories" rep with injuries/illness, and Andrew Bartee, who was limited by injury, are cast in this rep in great roles.
Posted 17 November 2011 - 01:47 PM
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 04:02 PM
In both performances -- I cant believe that just went right over my head.
And Jeffrey Stanton is back, guesting as Drosselmeyer on the first Sunday
Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:36 PM
SEATTLE, WA — McCaw Hall will be alive with the sound of music, as a dozen area high school ensembles serenade audiences arriving for performances of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s acclaimed Stowell/Sendak Nutcracker. In all, 24 performances of PNB’s Nutcracker will feature free, live lobby entertainment.
PNB started inviting high school choirs two years ago, and the program has been a great success, with wonderfully positive response from patrons and participants alike, so it has now become a PNB Nutcracker tradition. “The singers create such a festive holiday atmosphere in McCaw Hall for our audiences, and it’s a fantastic experience for the students,” says John Tangeman, PNB Manager of Audience Services. “We look forward to welcoming them back this year!”
Vocal performances kick off on opening night with the North Kitsap High School Dramatic Arts Club’s cast members of “Much Ado About Nothing” (but dressed in “White Christmas” costumes) serenading guests with a selection of holiday songs. School ensembles from as far as Tumwater and Port Townsend are scheduled to perform. Other musical groups providing music during the run of Nutcracker include the renowned Dickens Carolers, as well as several groups competing in the popular Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition. See performance schedule, below, for the full line-up.
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s acclaimed Stowell/Sendak Nutcracker – the Northwest’s most cherished holiday tradition – runs for 36 performances November 25thru December 27. Tickets may be purchased by calling the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, online at PNB.org, or in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer St. A limited selection of Nutcracker tickets is also available thru Ticketmaster, 800.745.3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. No other ticket outlets are authorized to sell PNB Nutcracker tickets.
to our website software engineers who changed the post feature to keep formatting from emails, so that when I copy and paste them, I only have to increase the size, rather than try to replicate the formatting
Posted 19 November 2011 - 12:14 PM
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:30 AM
- Magnificent 20-Foot Tree
- Holiday Carolers
- Marvelous Magicians
- Crafts for Kids
- Mini Dance Classes
- Story Time with Show-and-Tell Costumes
- Lights, Lights, and LIGHTS
- Larger-than-Life Sendak Statues
- Costumed Characters
- Mini-Stage for Pretending
- Orchestra Meet-and-Greet
As much as I hated doing dress-up as a kid, I would have made the trade-off with my grandmother to be able to do crafts and see and hear stories.
Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:11 PM
She was trained in Seattle, but the transcript doesn't say whether she was was one of the handful of students at PNBS who tracked from the lower grades into the Professional Division. Being "invited" to the PD by Peter Boal suggests that she was, but she may have trained elsewhere in Seattle.
Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:12 AM
William Lin-Ye very legible as Dr Stahlbaum -- nice moments with Brittany Reid as his wife. Uko Gorter makes it clear that Drosselmeier is a kid who never grew up, even in the second act, which is more of a trick. Maria Chapman and Seth Orza as the main couple both had a youthful vibe that works well with those parts -- she's generally more sophisticated as a dancer but brought a naive quality to the stage this time.
Leslie Rausch made the peacock an independent character, rather than emphasizing the langour, Jessika Anspach and William Lin-Ye led the Moors with great verve (nice partner moments with them) and Carrie Imler managed once again to make very fast things seem organic as Flora.
Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:21 PM
Still no casting up for this weekend. I'm hoping to catch one, in between appointments and Mark Morris on Saturday night.
Posted 30 November 2011 - 11:30 AM
In rehearsal, I think that's Emma Love learning behind her, and it looks like a few shots of Laura Gilbreath helping her with her makeup.
Edited to add:
Casting is up for the next two weekends:
Lots of great Peacocks to see: Adomaitis, Love, Dec, Gilbreath, Anspach, Reid, Kitchens, Chapman, and O'Connor.
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