Our 40-year tradition of adding magic to Milwaukee’s holiday season continues with The Nutcracker: Short & Sweet. This abbreviated adaptation of our seasonal classic was created by Artistic Director Michael Pink to share a bit of holiday cheer during these challenging times. This original work features variations from the traditional production and guided narration by the toymaker, Drosselmeyer.

The production is available to view On Demand. Opportunities for limited, in-person performances are available to current subscribers.

Milwaukee Ballet Company. Photo Mark Frohna

Sugar and Spice

We filmed two casts of this production, ‘Sugar’ and ‘Spice’. Pick your favorite or make it twice as nice and select both!

Safety first

Performances at Baumgartner Center for Dance include enhanced health and safety protocols developed by a committee including medical professionals, in accordance with local health officials and the CDC.

Featured Dancers

Benjamin Simoens - Drosselmeyer (Sugar)

Annia Hidalgo - Clara (Sugar)/Snow Queen (Spice)

Barry Molina - Fritz (Sugar)

Randy Crespo - The Nutcracker (Sugar)/Spanish Dancer (Spice)

Marie Harrison-Collins - Snow Queen (Sugar)

Isaac Allen - Rat King and Jack (Sugar)

Alana Griffith - Spanish Dancer (Sugar)/Sugar Plum Fairy (Spice)

Josiah Cook - Spanish Dancer (Sugar)

Kristin Marshall - Arabian Dancer (Sugar & Spice)

Ransom Wilkes-Davis - Arabian Dancer (Sugar & Spice)

Itzel Hernandez - Mirliton (Sugar)/Spanish Dancer (Spice)

Lahna Vanderbush - Sugar Plum Fairy (Sugar)/Clara (Spice)

Garrett Glassman - Drosselmeyer (Spice)

Marko Micov - Fritz (Spice)

Parker Brasser-Vos - The Nutcracker (Spice)

Lizzie Tripp - Mirliton (Spice)

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