Behind the Curtains

Fri, Dec 9, 10 am

To have the opportunity to bring 8- and 9-year-old third grade students to a full production of the famous story ballet at affordable prices is a Wisconsin treasure... After their experience at the ballet, they are excited to go again.
— Elementary School Teacher

Behind the Curtains
Fri, Dec 9, 10 am*

Registration for the 2016 Behind the Curtains performance is now closed. If you are interested in joining us for the 2017 performance, please email  to be added to the mailing list.

Take your students Behind the Curtains for a special performance of Madison Ballet’s Nutcracker, with a cast of 150 local dancers and live music from the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.

This exciting program blends classical dance, music, and literature into an unforgettable arts experience for students of all ages.

The magic unfolds for students with a pre-performance study guide. At the performance, Artistic Director, W. Earle Smith provides commentary.

Behind the Curtains is more than a field trip, it is an unforgettable experience for students of all ages. Questions? Email our Behind the Curtains coordinator at

*Note new time for 2016

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