Olympic Ballet Theatre will be bringing its annual production of The Nutcracker to various cities in Snohomish County before finishing with two shows in Edmonds.
The company is led by its new directors. (.) Mara Vinson is a former Pacific Northwest Ballet principal and Oleg Gorboulev a former Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist. OBT’s The Nutcracker has been a family favorite in Puget Sound for 30 years, but the show continues to evolve, says spokeswoman Jessica Voelker.
In addition to traditionally ornate sets and costumes, there will be new guest artists and new choreography for the snow scene. The entire second act will be directed by Vinson and Gorboulev.
- Byrnes Performing Arts Center, Arlington, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.
- Everett Performing Arts Center, Dec 10 at 2 and 7 p.m., Dec. 11 at 2 p.m.
- Edmonds Center for the Arts, Dec. 17 at 2 and 7 p.m, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now. Admission is $30, $25 for seniors and students through high school, and $20 for children 10 and under. Service fees may apply, and all seats are reserved. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at www.OlympicBallet.com or by calling the Olympic Ballet Theatre Box Office at 425-774-7570.
Olympic Ballet Theatre’s season of productions continue in February 2012 as the company performs Peter and the Wolf with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra. Highlights from The Sleeping Beauty and a new work, Griffes, with live musical accompaniment by Seattle Chamber Players, is on tap in April with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Olympic Ballet Theatre is located at 700 Main St., Edmonds. For more information, call Olympic Ballet Theatre at (425) 774-7570 or go to olympicballet.com.