The season’s final mixed bill promises intriguing variety. Balanchine’s resplendent Theme and Variations represents the height of classical purity and elegance, while his zesty Tarantella pas de deux dazzles with virtuoso fun. In Jose Limon’s masterpiece, The Moor’s Pavane—a reduction of Shakespeare’s Othello—riveting characterizations cast a powerful spell. The line-up is joined by the return of our own Price Suddarth’s electric Signature.
PNB’s production of Shakespeare’s comedy charms everyone who enters its enchanted realm. Deep in a Northwest-inspired fairy kingdom, a quarrel between the King Oberon and Queen Titania sparks mayhem when mischief-maker Puck mismatches mortal lovers and causes Titania to romance donkey-headed Bottom. All’s well that ends well by Act II, which opens with Mendelssohn’s famous Wedding March and celebrates ideal love with some of Balanchine’s most beautiful choreography. Featuring the PNB Orchestra.
Scenic & Costume Design
The second mixed bill of the season offers Peter Boal’s seasonal selections, handpicked to introduce the audience to dancemakers who are evolving the art form. His interest in American choreographers Robyn Mineko Williams and Matthew Neenan prompted commissions to make new works for the company. These are joined by a third new-to-PNB work by ballet superstar Justin Peck, set to a score by Sufjan Stevens.
World Premiere Commission
The Mummy is a 1999 American actionhorror film written and directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, and Kevin J. O’Connor, with Arnold Vosloo in the titular role as the reanimated mummy. It is a loose remake of the 1932 film The Mummy. In this film, adventurer Rick O’Connell travels to Hamunaptra, the city of the dead, with an archaeologist and her brother. There they accidentally awaken Imhotep, a high priest from the reign of the pharaoh Seti I who has been cursed for eternity.
November 01, 2018 through April 28, 2019
Reenie Duff Director, Writer
Andrea Conway Co-Director, Writer
Christine Deaver Writer
Wayne Doba Choreographer After building a successful show palace on the Jersey Shore, the larger-than-life Romanelli sisters are offered an opportunity to expand their business to Hollywood! The sisters hit the road seeking fame and fortune, but are surprised to find that the journey leads them to the Squak Saloon in the heart of the Hollywood District, in the wine country of Woodinville, Washington. Desperate to infuse the place with the showroom with their unique brand of razzle dazzle, the Romanellis’ see their work is cut out for them when they encounter a group of skeptical locals. We meet the Woodin Brothers, country lads who will do anything to preserve the traditions of the West, a sous chef with dreams of being a daredevil, and a Baroness who spins more than just plates. The mélange of eclectic styles may prove to be the way of perfecting a balanced blend of love, chaos and dinner.