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Northwest Ballet Theater Presents:

The Nutcracker

  • Fri. Dec 22nd, 2017 7:30 PM - Sun. Dec 24th, 2017 2:00 PM - View All Dates
    • Section A - $35
    • Student/Senior Section A (in-person and by phone only) - $28
    • Section B - $25
    • Student/Senior Section B (in-person and by phone only) - $20
    • Value - $15
    • Student/Senior Value (in-person and by phone only) - $12
    • Youth (12 & under, with the purchase of one adult ticket) - $10
    plus applicable fees
  • On the Main Stage - Seating Chart

Note: MBT is hosting multiple productions of The Nutcracker. Sales are final – please verify your performance before purchasing.

John Bishop, founder and artistic director of Northwest Ballet Theater, reports his Nutcracker is like the original version—based on the Russian ballet first performed in St. Petersburg in 1892. Northwest Ballet’s production features backdrops painted in Russia as well as costumes made in New York City.

Lyrical and enchanting, mesmerizing and magical, The Nutcracker has become a holiday tradition. Marius Petipa, chief master of the Russian Imperial Ballet, commissioned Russian composer Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky to write the music to Alexandre Dumas’ happier version of a somewhat dark and scary fairytale originally written by E.T.A. Hoffman. Originally produced in 1892, it wasn’t until 1934 that The Nutcracker was performed outside of Russia. It was performed first in England, and then at the San Francisco Ballet in 1944. George Balanchine choreographed and premiered his version in 1954 with the New York City Ballet.

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party – Purchase by Phone or at the Box Office!

Join Northwest Ballet Theater on Sat, Dec 23 and Sun, Dec 24 before the shows in the Encore Room for a photo op with a Sugar Plum Fairy and a tea party. Tickets $5-$10 plus applicable fees.

This is an independent event promoted by a renter of the facility. Any comments or opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Mount Baker Theatre.

All Dates

  • Fri. Dec 22nd, 2017 7:30 PM
  • Sat. Dec 23rd, 2017 2:00 PM
  • Sun. Dec 24th, 2017 2:00 PM

Show Run Time:

Approx. 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission

Box Office Hours:

Monday through Friday, 10 am to show time. If there is no show, the office closes at 6:00 pm.
On weekends, the office opens 2 hours prior to show time

Special Services:

Wheelchair accessible seats are available through the Ticket Office. The Theatre is not equipped with elevators or escalators. Assisted listening devices or earplugs can be picked up at the complimentary coat check located inside the main doors. Ask an usher to obtain a booster cushion for small children. All services are subject to availability.


All sales are final. Please check your order thoroughly before making your purchase. MBT Members can exchange the value of their tickets for another MBT-presented show of equal value. Tickets must be returned to the Ticket Office before the show for an exchange. Tickets can be donated back to the Theatre at least 24 hours before the show as a tax deductable contribution.

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