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December 1, 2015

Wendy Oberlin, who works on dyeing and painting in PNB’s costume shop, fabricated a nutcracker costume that can be put on and taken off quickly. The costume, based on Ian Falconer’s designs, provides a hint of the bright colors you’ll find in the production.

Wendy Oberlin, who works on dyeing and painting in PNB’s costume shop, fabricated a nutcracker costume that can be put on and taken off quickly. The costume, based on Ian Falconer’s designs, provides a hint of the bright colors you’ll find in the production.

Photographer: Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times
The Nutcracker Ballet is a favorite Christmas tradition in Seattle. This year, after 31 years, the Nutcracker will have a new look. Many local artists created new, colorful costumes for the dancers.
Wendy Oberlin makes costumes for the dancers. The photo shows her fabric dyes and paints on the table. Wendy made a special design for this nutcracker costume because the dancer must take it off and put it on very quickly.
The story and dance are the same, but many people are excited to see the new sets and costumes. The ballet starts on November 29 and will end on December 28.


Published December 2015

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