The magic, mayhem and music of Milwaukee’s most popular holiday tradition continues to captivate and inspire. Gather the family for this delightful dance adventure. Magical toymaker Drosselmeyer takes Clara, Fritz, and Marie on a journey to the Land of Toys and Sweets where they enjoy dances from around the world.
Looking for information on the Sensory-Friendly performance of The Nutcracker? Find more here!
Marize Fumero and Davit Hovhannisyan. Photo Mark Frohna
“Visually stunning and bursting with imagination”
Tchaikovsky’s iconic score is played live by Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra. Experience the wonder of the world-famous suites, including “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” “Waltz of the Flowers,” and “March of The Nutcracker.” The young artists of Milwaukee Children’s Choir sing choral melodies rarely performed live. Milwaukee Ballet is one of the only dance companies in the nation to maintain its own symphonic orchestra.
“A lavish, stage-filling spectacle.”
– Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
More than 200 dancers take the stage in this holiday favorite featuring elaborate sets, lavish period costumes, special effects, and magic tricks! Marvel at the grandeur of the Tannenbaum’s Christmas party and delight in the colorful characters of the Land of Toys and Sweets. The childhood joy of The Nutcracker is underscored by 150 students of Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy who dance onstage with the professional Company.
Join us for a sensory-friendly performance of The Nutcracker, designed for children and adults with autism or other sensory processing disorders. Recorded music will be used, house lights will remain up and there will be quiet-zones where guests can go if they need to take a break from the performance.
Purchase tickets at www.marcuscenter.org/mcaccess. Use Group Code MBNutcracker or call 414-273-7121 x213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit: https://www.milwaukeeballet.org/community-engagement/ballet-without-boundaries/sensory-friendly/
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Milwaukee Ballet Box Office: Located at 504 W. National Ave; Open M-F 8:30am – 5pm; Call 414.902.2103 ($4/ticket handling fee).
Marcus Center Box Office: Located at 929 N. Water Street; Open M-F 9:30am–9pm, Sat. 12–9pm; Sun 12–5pm; Call 414.273.7206 ($4.50/ticket handling fee on phone and no ticket handling fee in person at the Box Office).
Michael Pink is the longest serving artistic director in Milwaukee Ballet’s history. Since arriving in 2002, he has demonstrated his commitment to the future of dance through new work, education, and collaboration. His artistic vision for Milwaukee Ballet continues to excite and challenge.