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Our 50th Anniversary Celebration continues with Milwaukee’s favorite holiday tradition. Dancers from around the world create a winter wonderland in this timeless story steeped in holiday cheer. Experience the magic of The Nutcracker for the first time or fall in love with it all over again.
See our schedule of free family friendly pre-show activities!
Christina Dennis. Photo Nathaniel Davauer
“Visually stunning and bursting with imagination”
- Shepherd Express
Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky’s iconic score live with Milwaukee Children’s Choir. Experience the wonder of the world-famous suites, including “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” “Waltz of the Flowers,” and “March of The Nutcracker.” Milwaukee Ballet is one of the only dance companies in the nation to maintain its own symphonic orchestra.
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 childlike sense of wonder in The Nutcracker is underscored by students of Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy who dance onstage with the professional Company.