The show opens at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle on Thursday, November 13 and continues through Sunday, December 7. Both Seattle papers ran feature articles with photographs on the cover of the Friday arts magazine and banner headlines on the front page. Joe Adcock writes for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
A sidebar to this article reprints the previously reported Boston Globe story about the economic effects of this show on Nutcracker sales. At the conclusion of the article, the "local angle" is briefly examined by Pacific Northwest Ballet Executive Director David Brown, who notes that PNB had planned for the impact of the Rockettes show by starting their Nutcracker marketing earlier in the season and by concentrating on electronic media advertising. He comments that Nutcracker sales are on track and says that there is always some form of competition for the holiday entertainment dollar.
Next, Jack Brown in the Seattle Times:
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