Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about non-existent fires in a theater, shrieking after an encounter with an underseat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what’s on stage instead with today’s deal: for $14, you get one ticket to Evergreen City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker (a value of up to $29, depending on age). Seating is first come, first served, and performances are held December 11–12 at the Auburn Performing Arts Center in Auburn and December 17–19 at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center in Renton. Choose from the following performance dates and times:
Auburn Performing Arts Center
- Saturday, December 11, at 1:30 p.m.
- Saturday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, December 12, at 1:30 p.m.
- Sunday, December 12, at 5:30 p.m.
Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center
- Friday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, December 18, at 1:30 p.m.
- Saturday, December 18, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, December 19, at 1:30 p.m.
Among the holidays’ most tutu-heavy traditions, The Nutcracker regales audiences with the timeless tale of young Clara and her wooden nutcracker, which comes to life to lead Clara down a path of excitement and whimsy. Treat your peepers to the slippered pageantry and lavish costumes of the production as The Nutcracker skirmishes with a rodent army led by the Rat King, then whisks Clara off to a fantastical kingdom ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy via a system of parliamentary democracy. Evergreen City’s practiced pirouetters bring the fanciful plot to life with each leap and twirl, spinning one of the holidays’ only stories that doesn’t revolve around elves that age in reverse.
The 1,100-seat Auburn Performing Arts Center and 500-seat Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center each provides excellent acoustical conditions for absorbing The Nutcracker’s famous score and playing epic games of Telephone.
The Renton Reporter featured the Evergreen City Ballet and CityVoters enthusiastically award it a perfect five stars: > * I love watching the dancers. They love what they are doing. Their performances have an intimate feeling but are so professional. The costumes are beautiful. It has become an annual tradition for me. – Mcjjak, CityVoter > * I have seen amazing shows at Evergreen City Ballet. – Cadouthw, CityVoter