Olympic Ballet reveals its 2016-17 performance season | A&E brief

Oct 05, 2016
Courtesy of: Olympic Ballet Theatre A scene from Olympic Ballet’s 2013 production of “Giselle.”

Olympic Ballet Theatre’s 2016-17 season opens with the Beaux Arts Gala, sponsored by the Boeing Co., followed by its annual production of “The Nutcracker” in December and the ballet “Giselle” in April.

Winter performances of “The Nutcracker” have been a long-standing tradition at Olympic Ballet since 1982.

The ballet is the tale of a young girl who receives a wonderful gift, and goes on a night of adventures with her beloved nutcracker. Performances are Dec. 9-11 at the Everett Performing Arts Center and Dec. 15-18 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

Abridged matinees will be among the performances; these showings have an intermission segment titled “Introduction to the Magic of Theatre.”

“Giselle” was first introduced to Olympic Ballet Theatre over 15 years ago. An updated version was last presented in 2013 by current artistic directors Mara Vinson and Oleg Gorboulev.

“Giselle” tells the story of a peasant girl and her fateful romance with a wealthy suitor, and of terrors caused by the vengeful spirits of the forest. Performances are April 8 at the Everett Performing Arts Center and April 29 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

The Beaux Arts Gala Dinner and Auction Oct. 15 is the main fundraising event that makes Olympic Ballet Theatre performances possible.

Email Suzanne Cancler at scancler@msn.com to request an invitation or to learn more about donating to the event.

For more information, go to www.olympicballet.com or call 425-774-7570.

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