Ballet Bellevue to showcase ‘The Snowman’

Ballet Bellevue will bring The Snowman to The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue this month.

Ballet Bellevue will bring The Snowman to The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue this month.

Performances are set on Dec. 28 at 2 p.m., Dec. 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 31 at 6:30 p.m.

David Upham returns to conduct the Ballet Bellevue Orchestra playing the score of English composer, Howard Blake. Only one other company (Dancing Wheels) has ever produced this ballet in the United States, and Ballet Bellevue is America’s only company to present it with a live orchestra.

Ballet Bellevue’s professional company dancers include Caroline Burnett, Kara Rochelle Dominick, Kyle Johnson, Alexa Kovalick, Katrina Muser and Christina Stockdale.

In roles as villagers and animals in the world of snow, students from Ballet Bellevue School will share the stage with the “real dancers.” Young soloists, Julie Ortiz as “the Fox” and Elizabeth Kanning and Natalie Rahn as “Snowbunnies” already are veterans of the theater. However, for the tiniest Snowflake Villagers, this will be a first experience.

The story’s lead character will be played by 8-year-old Leo Malkin, and “Walking in the Air” soprano solo will be sung by Ben Flohr.

Tickets: $15-$27; 425-455-1345 or www.brownpapertickets.com.