Seattle City Nutcracker
This production of the classic Nutcracker story is set in Seattle, and has both local flair, and imaginative, captivating dancing. Seattle City Nutcracker takes us to the circus with a flying LED lit Mechanical Doll, a black light AI Robot Battle scene, a very slippery snow scene complete with figure skaters (on Heelys), and a land of the sweets that travels across the globe from Qatar to Ukraine, India to China. Featuring performances by special guests, DASSdance Company and students, and African Flowers danced by the exciting hip hop talents of Kutt'N'Up choreographed by Koach T Giggz.
This unabashedly contemporary production showcases Wilkins' athletic All-Terrain melding of jazz, ballet, modern and acrobatics as well as tap and high flying aerial arts. DASSdance's modernized Nutcracker will inspire a new generation to enjoy this timeless story.
Covid Safty Information:
Proof of vaccination and masking will be required at this event.
Broadway Performance Hall requires proof of vaccination for entry to all performances of all attendees over the age of 12. Unvaccinated individuals (over the age of 12) must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of the performance start time. Additionally, masking is required inside the venue. Patrons and employees will be required to wear masks, except while actively eating or drinking.
For additional information about Broadway Performance Hall covid safety measures please visit https://theatres.seattlecentral.edu/broadway-performance-hall
Our story starts with Clara and her older sister Maria day dreaming about lands far away that they would love to visit one day. The sisters are at home at the Drosselmeyer Brothers (DROS BROS) Fix-It Shop in the Central District. These Laurel and Hardy like characters not only take care of Clara and Maria they create magical toys for the neighborhood kids, but when the electricity blows out, the Dros Bros are not able to show off their creations.
Frustrated, Clara storms off to the Mayors house to see if the Mayor might help. When the Mayor opens the door to invite Clara in, Clara is greeted by a party of guests swing dancing. Clara meets The Mayors daughter and the other children at the party but they don't wish to share their toys. The Mayor gives Clara their Nutcracker so that she can play with the other kids.
When the Dros. Bros show up at the house and apologize for the disturbance The Mayor and her husband very kindly invite them in with some of the kids from the neighborhood. Clara explains that they do not have electricity to showcase their mechanical dolls. The Mayors asks if they would like to show them off at the party. The neighborhood kids run home to get the dolls - a Boxing action figure, a Harleyquinn doll and a acrobatic LED lit doll that flies through the sky!
The guests are amazed and the Mayor thanks the Dros Bros and tells Clara she is welcome to keep the Nutcracker. Clara is thrilled!
After the exciting evening, they all head home and the Dros Bros tuck Clara and Maria into bed. Soon Clara is startled by mini AI robots scurrying around then an AI Robotron enters and tries to take her Nutcracker but just in time the Nutcracker comes to life to defend Clara. A battle ensues ending with the Nutcracker and Ai Robotron engaged in an all-out battle. Clara saves her Nutcracker by turning off Robotron.
The Nutcracker leads Clara to the Land of Snow starting with meeting the figure skaters, icicles and hockey players. This jazzy take on snow is inspired by the unbridled fun of a winter day!
The Nutcracker and Clara continue their journey to the Land of the Sweets where she finds her sister Maria. Their dreams of traveling the world come to life as Spanish dancers, dancing Shiva from India, Hopak dancers from Ukraine, an aerial Chinese dance, African Flowers and an Ardah inspired dance from Qatar.
As Clara begins to wake up, we return to the Dros Bros Fix It Shop. The neighborhood kids have gathered to celebrate the holidays and together with the Mayors family they turn on the holiday lights and celebrate!
Broadway Performance Hall (View)
Seattle, WA 98122
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|