The Story

The Tannenbaum children embark on a journey to a fantastical world created by the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer. Their holiday gifts come to life during their travels with the Nutcracker Prince protecting them from the evil Rat King.

Randy Crespo and Annia Hidalgo. Photo Mark Frohna.

Milwaukee Ballet Company. Photo Rachel Malehorn.

Program Information

Running time is approximately ninety minutes with one intermission. This ballet is recommended for all adults and children age 4 and older. Generally, if your child can pay attention to a full-length movie in a cinema, they will probably be able to enjoy the ballet.


Single tickets and season ticket packages are available online and through Milwaukee Ballet Box Office at 414-902-2103 or Marcus Performing Arts Center Box Office at 414.273.7206.

Milwaukee Ballet Box Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Marcus Center Box Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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