Photo by Angela Sterling: The Volga Boys of Land of the Sweets. The burlesque performance returns this month through Dec. 29 at The Triple Door in downtown Seattle.
Photo by Angela Sterling: The Volga Boys of Land of the Sweets. The burlesque performance returns this month through Dec. 29 at The Triple Door in downtown Seattle.

Verlaine & McCann’s “Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker” is returning this month.

This season, the acclaimed producers are excited to share that audiences can look forward to performances from some of their favorite acts from the past, with a collection of new performers rounding out a cast chock-full of professional ballet dancers who incorporate burlesque into their classical technique.

“Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker” will run for 26 performances Dec. 8-29 at The Triple Door in downtown Seattle. Tickets are on sale now at https://bit.ly/BurlesqueNutcracker2021.

Favorite characters like the light-juggling magic of Babette La Fave, the ever-lovable Snowflakes, and Lily Verlaine’s Baroness of Bon-Bons (the Sugar Plum Fairy) are back at The Triple Door. Also returning is the live nine-piece jazz orchestra, The Nutcracker Nonette, scenic pieces, professional dance talent, bespoke costuming by Stephanie Seymour, and original choreography from the classically-trained burlesque superstar Lily Verlaine.

Fan-favorite Patrick Jeffrey returns from Minneapolis to reprise his role as The Rat King, and joining the ensemble this year is dancer Babatunji Johnson, straight from Alonso King’s LINES Ballet in San Francisco. Also new for this year, an entirely re-imagined “Emissaries from the Land Of Tea,” featuring opulent new costume design, an updated concept collaboration between Paris Original and Lily Verlaine, all set to a sultry new musical arrangement by Jasper McCann.

WHERE:

The Triple Door

216 Union St.

WHEN:

December 8 - 29, 2021

Tuesdays: 7:30pm (17+)

Wednesdays: 7:30pm (17+)

Thursdays: 7:30pm (17+)

Fridays (except Christmas Eve): 6:30pm (17+) and 9:30pm (21+)

Friday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve): 4:00pm (17+) and 7:00pm (17+)

Saturdays (except Christmas Day): 7:00pm (17+) and 10:00pm (21+)

Sundays: 4:00pm (17+), 7:00pm (17+)

(21+ age restriction due to liquor laws, programming is the same for all performances)

TICKETS:

Online Box Office: https://bit.ly/BurlesqueNutcracker2021