If you’re thinking of buying tickets for the upcoming Pacific Northwest Ballet season, this might be the week to do it. Through July 25 PNB is offering a deal of no service fees on tickets, including subscriptions.
The 2010-2011 season is full of good stuff, for sure. The September “Director’s Choice” repertory program includes Jerome Robbins’ “Glass Pieces” to music by Phillip Glass, November sees an all-Tharp program, Prokofiev’s “Cinderella” in February with choreography by Kent Stowell, two world premieres in the March contemporary program, “Pinocchio” (also in March), the renowned PNB production of George Balanchine’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with score by Mendelssohn, and a world premiere staging of “Giselle” by PNB director Peter Boal.
From the press release: “This production marks the first time an American company has revived ballet’s great tragedy based on original material researched by Stepanov dance notation expert, Doug Fullington, in collaboration with leading Giselle scholar Marian Smith. Since its premiere in 1841, Giselle has become one of the most popular ballets of all time and is considered a masterpiece of the Romantic era.”
There’s also the holiday classic “Nutcracker,” with famous sets by Maurice Sendak.
Single tickets $27-$165, subscriptions start $162. Call 206-441-2424 or visit www.pnb.org