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Prose can earn ‘Nutcracker’ tickets

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  • Pacific Northwest Ballet corps de ballet dancer Benjamin Griffiths and soloist Maria Chapman in “The Nutcracker.”

    Angela Sterling

    Pacific Northwest Ballet corps de ballet dancer Benjamin Griffiths and soloist Maria Chapman in “The Nutcracker.”

If you are nuts about “The Nutcracker,” prove your love in writing and stand a chance to win two free tickets to Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” featuring choreography by artistic director Kent Stowell, and sets and costumes designed by children’s book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak.
Pacific Northwest Ballet is holding a writing contest and giving 12 winners two free tickets to an opening weekend performance of PNB’s holiday show. For 12 days through Nov. 23, PNB will scan its In addition to tickets, the winners will receive a “Nutcracker” poster, a collectible “Nutcracker” bobble-head and a fistful of “Nutcracker” flair pins.
There are no restrictions on what to write, be it nutty or nice, fact or fiction, homily or haiku. But no more than 500 words. Entries must include the author’s full name, e-mail and daytime phone number.
Extra credit will be given for creative use of the words “Maurice,” “mice” or “maestro.” Demerits will be doled out to entries that use the words “Ginger,” Sugar Plum” or “Rockette.”
All entries must be received via e-mail at ">;[/URL] no later than Nov. 23. There is no need to enter more than once. All entries become the property of PNB. Further contest details are available at
PNB’s “The Nutcracker” returns for 42 performances from Nov. 27 through Dec. 30 at McCaw Hall, 301 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets start at $26 and may be purchased by calling 206-441-2424 or online at
Story tags » Culture (general)TheaterSeattle

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