The Pacific Northwest Ballet's version of "The Nutcracker" is nationally acclaimed, with set and costumes designed by renowned children's book author & illustrator Maurice Sendak (of "Where the Wild Things Are"). Sendak's unique interpretation of the fantasy Christmas tale is visually stunning. He chose mainly relaxed, muted pastel hues, punched-up with red accents & slightly menacing-looking Sendak-esque monsters (pictured above). The entire performance is mesmerizing... sort of like stepping through a magic wardrobe into a winter wonderland.
Choreography by Kent Stowell, music by Tchaikovsky.