The Nutcracker — A full-length production of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet brings to the stage a growing Christmas Tree, Booming Canon, and Mother Ginger and her Buffoons for three weekends of performances.
• 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 &Sunday, Dec. 4, Mountlake Terrace Performing Arts Center, 21801 44th Avenue W. Reserved tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors &students, $12 children 10 &under.
• 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 &Sunday, Dec. 11, Meany Hall Theatre, 4001 University Way NE, Seattle. Reserved tickets: $32 adults, $24 seniors &students, $18 Children 10 &under.
• 2 p.m. &6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Avenue, Everett. Reserved tickets: $26 adults, $20 seniors &students, $15 children 10 &under.
OBT also presents one-hour performances of “The Nutcracker” for school groups.
Santa Breakfast — The Dec. 17 event includes a visit from Santa, breakfast, live music by world class guitarist Enrique and a performance of the Mini-Nutcracker by the Olympic Ballet School dancers.
John Wilkins Memorial Benefit — The Jan. 28, 2006 performance is described as “Naming the Stage,” a happening for kids at the Frances Anderson Center in Edmonds.
Peter &the Wolf — Kids dance for kids in this narrated children’s classic at the Everett Performing Arts Center with performances for school groups at 9:30 &11 a.m. Feb. 10 and a public performance at 2 p.m. Feb. 11.
“Festival of Friends” — This March 25, 2006 event will feature performances by ballet companies from Bellevue, Bremerton, Edmonds, Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver, B.C. and Whidbey Island at the Northshore Performing Arts Center in Bothell.
Easter Bunny Brunch — Meet the Easter Bunny on April 15, 2006. Brunch with performance of “The Animal Circle” with live music provided by Enrique, world class guitarist, at the Quality Inn Hotel in Everett.
Tickets for all events will be available at the OBT box office, located 700 Main Street in Edmonds (Frances Anderson Center) or call OBT at 425-774-7570.