Sunday, December 15, 2013

Review: Northwest Ballet Theater's "Nutcracker"

The timeless story of "The Nutcracker" came to life on stage at the Mt. Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA this weekend. The show is a delight for all the senses and appeals to all age ranges.

The story is told in classical ballet style and includes all the wonder you would expect from the NBT. Clara, played by Chloe Johnston, elegantly explores the tree with her Nutcracker prince, played by Joshua Deininger, Joshua has an impressive resume and has performed in many NBT shows.

Of course everyone waits for the little pink mice to scamper across the floor. It doesn't matter if they remember their steps or even where they are supposed to stand, everyone cheers for these pink tutu clad lovelies. The soldiers, party girls and big black mice, which are comprised of intermediate dancers are also popular.

The sugar plum were the epitome of sparkling beauty. The snow scene is particularly beautiful and provides a great segue into intermission.

The second half of the show takes the audience on an interesting journey around the world. Mija Bishop does an outstanding job as the Arabian Coffee.

There are a couple more chances for you to see "The Nutcracker" this season.

McIntyre Hall
December 21 at 7pm
December 22 at 2pm

Merry Christmas!

Frugal Tip: Order your tickets over the phone and use the code word "entourage" to receive a 25% discount.

1417 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225 · (360) 714-1246

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