The Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents GISELLE, Now thru 6/8

The Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents GISELLE, Now thru 6/8

A Romantic era masterpiece, Giselle tells the story of a young woman seduced and betrayed by a nobleman. Dying of a broken heart, she joins the ranks of the supernatural Wilis-a sisterhood of female spirits scorned before their wedding day and doomed to rise from the grave, taking their revenge for eternity. Peter Boal's radiant reconstruction of Giselle drew international accolades when it premiered at Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2011. PNB's production marked the first time an American ballet company had based a production on Stepanov notation as well as the first use in modern times of the rare French sources for Giselle. Now, to close PNB's 2013-2014 season, Giselle reappears newly adorned in luxurious 19th century costumes and scenery, conceived and designed by Jérôme Kaplan (Don Quixote, Roméo et Juliette). Giselle runs for eight performances only, today, May 30 through June 8 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.

Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased by calling the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, in person at 301 Mercer Street, or online at online at PNB.org.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets ($28-$174 advance) may be purchased through the PNB Box Office:

  • Phone - 206.441.2424 (Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm; Sat. 10am-5pm)
  • In Person - 301 Mercer Street, Seattle (Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm; Sat. 10am-5pm)
  • Online - PNB.org (24/7)

Tickets are also available (subject to availability) 90 minutes prior to each performance at McCaw Hall, located at 321 Mercer Street at Seattle Center.

SPECIAL EVENTS

STUDIO PRESENTATION: Reviving Giselle

Tuesday, May 13, 5:30 pm
The Phelps Center, 301 Mercer Street, Seattle
Peter Boal's staging of the iconic Romantic-era ballet Giselle garnered international attention and acclaim when it premiered in June 2011. In this studio coaching session, explore the rich characterizations of Giselle, Albrecht, and Myrtha (Queen of the Wilis) that have developed from a combination of French and Russian sources, utilized by Mr. Boal and his team of dance historians, and the wealth of Giselle tradition. Tickets are $25 ($20 for PNB subscribers) and may be purchased through the PNB Box Office.

FRIDAY PREVIEWS

Friday, May 16, 6:00 pm

The Phelps Center, 301 Mercer Street, Seattle

Join us for an hour-long preview led by Artistic Director Peter Boal and PNB artistic staff, featuring Company dancers rehearsing excerpts fromGiselle. PNB's popular Friday Previews offer an up-close view of the Company preparing to put dance on stage. Tickets are $12 each and may be purchased through the PNB Box Office. (These events usually sell out in advance.) Friday Previews are sponsored by U.S. Bank.

SEMINAR: Giselle: New Designs for PNB's Stellar Production

Saturday, May 17, 3:00 pm
The Phelps Center, 301 Mercer Street, Seattle
Peter Boal has commissioned Jérôme Kaplan (Roméo et Juliette, Don Quixote) to design new sets and costumes to complement PNB's unique staging of Giselle. Hear from Boal and Kaplan and PNB's team of artists about the process of designing and building the scenery and costumes for this historically-informed production, while viewing a selection of sketches, fabric swatches, costumes, scenic models, and props. Tickets are $25 ($20 for PNB subscribers) and may be purchased through the PNB Box Office.

BALLET PREVIEW - FREE

Tuesday, May 27, 12:00 noon

Central Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle

Join PNB for a free lunch-hour preview lecture at the Central Seattle Public Library. Education Programs
Manager Doug Fullington will offer insights about Giselle, complete with video excerpts. FREE of charge.

PNB LECTURE SERIES & DRESS REHEARSAL

Thursday, May 29, 2014

6:00 pm Lecture, Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall

7:00 pm Dress Rehearsal, McCaw Hall

Join Artistic Director Peter Boal and guests during the hour preceding the dress rehearsal to discuss PNB's new production of Giselle. Attend the lecture only or stay for the dress rehearsal. Tickets may be purchased through the PNB Box Office.

LISTEN TO THE BALLET!

PNB partners with 98.1 Classical KING FM to bring listeners some of the world's most popular ballet scores, featuring the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra live from McCaw Hall. Tune in to KING FM (98.1 fm or king.org/listen) for an opening weekend performance of Giselle onSaturday, May 31 at 7:30 pm.

PRE-PERFORMANCE LECTURES

Join Education Programs Manager Doug Fullington for a 30-minute introduction to each performance, including discussions of choreography, music, history, design and the process of bringing ballet to the stage. One hour before performances. FREE for ticketholders.

POST-PERFORMANCE Q&A

Skip the post-show traffic and enjoy a Q&A with Artistic Director Peter Boal and PNB dancers. Immediately following each performance in the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall. FREE for ticketholders.

DISCOUNT OFFERS

GROUP SALES

Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For group tickets, please call 206.441.2416, email juliej@pnb.org or use PNB's online contact form at PNB.org/Season/GroupTickets.

$15 TICKETS FOR AGE 25 & UNDER

All Thursday and Friday performances: May 30 and June 5 & 6 at 7:30 pm

One ticket for $15 or two for $25 for patrons 25 years and younger! To purchase tickets, contact the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424 or visit 301 Mercer Street. This offer is good for: May 30 and June 5 & 6 performances only. Offer is subject to availability and not valid on previously purchased tickets. Each attendee must present valid ID upon ticket retrieval.

TEEN TIX

PNB is a proud participant of Teen Tix, whose members (13 to 19 years old) can purchase tickets to PNB performances and other music, dance, theater and arts events for only $5. To join Teen Tix or view a list of participating organizations, visit TeenTix.org.

STUDENT AND SENIOR RUSH TICKETS

Subject to availability, half-price rush tickets for students and senior citizens (65+) may be purchased in-person with valid ID, beginning 90 minutes prior to show time at the McCaw Hall box office.