Pacific Northwest Ballet 2023-24 Tickets Now on Sale
Tickets are now on sale for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2023-24 season. PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced a line-up that includes the return of Kent Stowell’s iconic Swan Lake, the comedic Coppélia, and Crystal Pite’s stunning The Seasons’ Canon. Also in the wings are previous PNB crowd-pleasers from Donald Byrd, Alexander Ekman, Jiri Kylian, Jessica Lang, Matthew Neenan, Alexei Ratmansky, and Twyla Tharp; a world premiere from Danielle Rowe; and the PNB premiere, at long last, of Alejandro Cerrudo’s large-scale One Thousand Pieces. Plus a new family-matinee offering, Harold and the Purple Crayon, featuring the students of the PNB School; and, of course, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.
The PNB Box Office is now open for sales of both tickets to each production as well as subscriptions for the full season, running from September 2023 to June 2024. Single tickets start at $38 ($29 for The Nutcracker). Full-season subscriptions start at $201. Four-show partial-season subscriptions start at $138. Digital season subscription available for $300. For further information, contact the PNB Box Office by phone at 206.441.2424, or online at PNB.org.
PNB’s season-opener, Petite Mort, is jam-packed with whimsy, artistry, and drama. Built on a foundation of music from Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Schubert, this triple-bill looks at the world of dance through the unique perspectives of Jiri Kylian and Alexander Ekman. Petite Mort runs September 22-October 1, 2023, with Digital streaming October 5-9.
Love & Loss is a trio of works that shines a light on some of the world premieres that PNB’s New Works Initiative has created in recent years. Donald Byrd’s haunting Love and Loss premiered in 2019, Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning tribute to his homeland of Ukraine, Wartime Elegy, followed in 2022, and inventive Australian choreographer Danielle Rowe will create something brand new for PNB dancers this November. Love & Loss runs November 3-12, 2023, with Digital streaming November 16-20.
Whether a long-standing family tradition or a first trip to the theater, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is ready to delight one and all. From the liveliest lobby in town to the dazzling sets and costumes and unforgettable performances, The Nutcracker is an integral part of the holidays for ballet fans of all ages! Be whisked away November 24-December 27, 2023. A sensory-friendly performance will take place at 2 pm on December 19, and Digital streaming is available December 18-27. Please note, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is not part of the 2023-24 Subscription season.
By the light of Ming Cho Lee’s luminous moon, a flock of ethereal swans transports the audience to the wondrous world of Kent Stowell’s Swan Lake. This classic tale features epic dancing, stunning scenery and costumes, and the iconic score performed live by the PNB Orchestra. Swan Lake runs February 2-11, with Digital streaming February 15-19.
Four years after its originally-scheduled PNB premiere, Alejandro Cerrudo’s complete One Thousand Pieces will finally take to the McCaw Hall stage. Cerrudo’s large-scale ensemble work is inspired by the work of artist Marc Chagall and features music from Philip Glass. Paired with the revelry and joy of Matthew Neenan’s made-for-PNB Bacchus. One Thousand Pieces will take the stage March 15-24, 2024, with Digital Streaming March 28-April 1.
Based on the beloved book Harold and the Purple Crown by Crockett Johnson, this hour-long, narrated tale of Harold and his trusty crayon features performances by PNB School students and is the perfect introduction to ballet for young audiences. Bring along the family March 23-30, 2024 or enjoy a sensory-friendly performance at 4:30 pm on March 30. Please note, Harold and the Purple Crown is not part of the 2023-24 Subscription season.
Back by popular demand, Crystal Pite’s mesmerizing The Seasons’ Canon features 54 dancers moving as one organism to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, recomposed by Max Richter. Pite’s opus is complemented by Twyla Tharp’s Shaker-inspired Sweet Fields and Jessica Lang’s stunning solo work, The Calling. The Seasons’ Canon runs April 12-21, 204, with Digital streaming April 25-29
When a silent beauty appears on the balcony of toymaker Doctor Coppelius’ workshop, it spells trouble for sweethearts Swanilda and Franz: He’s smitten, and she’s determined to confront her rival and win back her beau. With spirited mime, bravura dancing, and Delibes’ famously melodic score, Coppélia is one of ballet’s greatest comedies. Coppélia is on stage May 31-June 9, 2024, with Digital streaming June 13-17.
For information about special ticket offers including group discounts, The Pointe, Pay-What-You-Can, and student and senior rush tickets, visit PNB.org/offers.