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PNB: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
April 14 - April 23
SEATTLE, WA – A garden of delight for the eyes and ears, George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns to the McCaw Hall stage as the penultimate offering of PNB’s 50th Anniversary season. Staged by Founding Artistic Director Francia Russell and featuring exquisite scenic and costume designs by Martin Pakledinaz, PNB’s exuberant production of Midsummer – Shakespeare’s comic tale of romantic confusion – has been captivating all who enter its enchanted Northwest-inspired forest for over 25 years. The ballet follows the quarrels of the King and Queen of the Fairies, and the mayhem of mismatched lovers, abetted by mischief-maker Puck. All is resolved by Act II, which opens with Mendelssohn’s familiar Wedding March, and is crowned by the magnificent Divertissement pas de deux, considered one of Balanchine’s most beautiful creations.
PNB has performed its one-of-a-kind Midsummer to great acclaim in Istanbul, Hong Kong, at the Edinburgh International Festival, and Sadler’sWells Theater in London, where the production was filmed by the BBC and released on DVD. A Midsummer Night’s Dream plays for eight performances only, from April 14 through 23 at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $37. The program will also stream digitally from April 27 through May 1. Tickets for the digital access are $35. For tickets and additional information, contact the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, in person at 301 Mercer Street, or online 24/7 at PNB.org.
Streaming Digitally April 27 – May 1