Even today, the magic of a marionette can inspire a child to grow up to be a puppeteer or a tiny actor made of wood. Feel child-like wonder with this GrouponLive deal.
- $15 for one ticket to see Evergreen City Ballet's Coppélia (up to $32 value)
- Where: The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center
- Seating: festival
- Ticket values include all fees.
Dates and Times
- Saturday, June 21, at 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m.
- Saturday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, June 22, at 1:30 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m.
Coppélia's comic tale of love, wizardry, and perfectly lifelike dolls is based on two lesser-known stories by Nutcracker author E.T.A. Hoffmann. In it, a toymaker, Dr. Coppélius, creates Coppélia, a doll who looks so real that young Swanilda tries to befriend her, and Swanilda's boyfriend, Franz, attempts to woo her by flexing a whole bunch. Angry with her boyfriend's unfaithfulness, Swanilda sneaks into the toymaker's house with her friends to investigate his workshop. What they find is a whole room filled with realistic, life-sized mechanic dolls—Coppélia among them. When the toymaker returns, Swanilda's friends flee, and Swanilda herself pretends to be Coppélia. Then Franz arrives to declare his love for the doll, giving the toymaker the chance to enact his master plan: to transfer Franz's soul to the doll. What ensues is a tale of misunderstanding, magic, and true love all set to a sprightly, pastoral score score by Léo Delibes.
Evergreen City Ballet
Evergreen City Ballet’s mission is two-fold: to train and educate young dancers, and to entertain the Puget Sound region with enchanting ballet. The school, founded in 1994, trains students as young as 3 years old through its Angelina Ballerina program, and older pupils perform in the company’s public performances, such as The Nutcracker, Tea For Ruby, and an annual ballet rendition of My Dinner With Andre.