Ballet dancers spend an unusual amount of time on their toes, much like the coworker who creeps up behind your chair every day just to watch you for a while. Gaze at grace with this GrouponLive deal from Evergreen City Ballet. Choose from the following options:
For $11, you get one ticket to see a kid-friendly version of The Nutcracker (up to a $21 value, including all fees) at Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center in Kirkland on Saturday, December 1, or Sunday, December 2, at 11 a.m. or 3 p.m.
For $16, you get one ticket to see The Nutcracker (up to a $31 value, including all fees) at one of the following venues:
Upon arriving at the show, patrons will receive best available seating in the front left section of Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center, in the mezzanine or balcony section of the Auburn Performing Arts Center, or in the front right section of the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center.
A yearly tradition for the young performers of Evergreen City Ballet, The Nutcracker tells the timeless story of little Clara and her enchanted Christmas present. After an exhausting family celebration, Clara drifts off to sleep beneath the Christmas tree, Nutcracker in arms, unaware that an army of rodents is waiting in the wings. But her toy leaps to life, and with the help of the rest of the Yuletide trimmings, the pair defeat the vile Rat King for good. The dashing, strong-jawed hero then takes his charge on a whirlwind tour of marvelous lands as Tchaikovsky’s score sweeps and blusters like a wintry wind, dropping in on a snowflakes’ ball and paying the Sugarplum Fairy a visit in her Land of Sweets.
Performances at Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center are especially tailored to young audiences with a truncated running time of one hour, and the other venues attract adult viewers with a stock ticker running above the stage at all times. All productions set the stage with luminous scenery, including cascading snow, a bed that magically sails across the stage, and a big winter moon casting icy light across bare branches.