The Nutcracker 2017

Have you ever loved a toy so much you wished it came to life?

Have you ever loved a toy so much you wished it came to life?

Island Youth’s Ballet “Excerpts from the Nutcracker” has become a cherished Mercer Island tradition and must see for all who wish to experience the holiday magic of one of ballet’s most cherished classics. Whether this is a family tradition or you are experiencing it for the first time, this holiday offering will delight your spirit and imagination like no other.

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Performance Information

  • Venue

    Stroum Jewish Community Center Mercer Island
    3801 East Mercer Way
    Mercer Island
    WA 98040

  • Dates

    December 9 2PM – Red Cast
    December 10 1PM – Green Cast
    December 10 5PM – Red Cast
    December 15 7PM – Green Cast
    December 17 1PM – Red Cast
    December 17 5PM – Green Cast

  • Ticket Prices

    All seating is reserved.
    Each ticket has an assigned seat number (NO festival Seating):
      • General Admission $33.00
      • VIP Premium Seating $42.00
    Tickets sold at the door:
      • General Admission $35.00
      • VIP Premium Seating $45.00

  • Auditorium Seating Chart

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    * Customers are not able to pick their seats. They will be provided based on availability and timing.

  • Handicapped Seating Available

    Designated check box for handicapped seating to determine assigned seating.
    Pricing same as above but designated seating area provided with wheel chair access.

  • Tax Deductible Contributions

    You can support the future of this dance program by becoming an IYB Contributing Member. As a member you secure the future of dance for children in our community providing the needed financial support required for ongoing future productions.
    IYB Foundation Donation Form »

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Early Bird Discount for 4 or more tickets purchased by December 1, 2017.

  • $30.00 for General Admission per ticket
  • $39.00 for VIP Premium Seating per ticket

Discount will be automatically applied after adding tickets to cart.

* After 6 pm, same day purchases will be available at the door, based on availability. Additional service fees will apply.


What is your exchange/refund policy?

All ticket sale purchases for performances and events are final; there are no refunds for inclement weather, illness or transportation. Exchanges subject to availability at the Box Office 24 hrs prior to a given performance. Ticket orders received after December 1, 2017 will be held at the Box Office Will Call.

Is there a minimum age requirement?

All patrons, including small children sitting in laps, must have a ticket to enter the theater. All performances are appropriate for ages 4+ as long as guests are not disruptive to other patrons' enjoyment of the performance. Please be aware that anyone causing a disturbance during a performance, regardless of age, will be asked by a theater usher to leave the auditorium.

Can I buy one ticket and have my child sit on my lap?

No, everyone who attends needs to purchase a ticket.

Can I exchange my tickets? Can I get a refund?

You may exchange your purchased tickets at least 24 hours before the performance. Exchanges will be made on a basis of availability only. Exchanges are free and may be done at the beginning of dress rehearsals or at the box office prior to performances. There are no refunds for any reason.

Who are the performers?

All performers have been trained in the Royal Academy of Dance classical ballet curriculum. They are students from Island Youth Ballet and the Children’s Dance Conservatory. Many of the dancers have passed the Royal Academy of Dance vocational exams, which prepare performers in the art and discipline of classical ballet. Professional Costume Designers, Choreographers and Theatre Technicians have been contracted to assist in creating this memorable production. Questions? Call us at 206 275 4750

Buying DVD and Videos

You can purchase discounted DVD and online video access (1 year) prior to the first performance date. DVD's will ship 3-5 weeks after production ends