Shake off the winter chill and gather again with friends and family for Milwaukee’s Magical Holiday Tradition. Dancers from around the world create a winter wonderland in this timeless story, steeped in festive cheer. Join the tradition!

Parker Brasser-Vos. Photo Rachel Malehorn.

Milwaukee Ballet Company. Photo Nathaniel Davauer.

"A lavish, stage-filling spectacle"

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

THE MUSIC

Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky’s iconic score live. 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 SPECTACLE  

With a cast of more than 150 dancers, this holiday favorite features elaborate sets, lavish period costumes, special effects, and magic tricks! Marvel at the grandeur of the Tannenbaums’ Christmas party and delight in the colorful characters of the Land of Toys and Sweets. The childlike sense of wonder in The Nutcracker is underscored by Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy who dance onstage with the professional Company. 

Check out the full cast list!

THE NUTCRACKER: Barre Talk

Learn about how our Company dancers get into character for their roles in The Nutcracker.

Previous Performance

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