Behind the Curtains

Register now for the 2014 performance!

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" is a unique educational program for K-12 presented in conjunction with the world's most popular ballet, The Nutcracker.

Students of all ages are transported "Behind the Curtains" during this special full-length performance. Featuring a cast of over 200 dancers, the production's sweeping music, elaborate sets, magnificent costumes, and timeless story make this an unforgettable experience. 

The magic of the theater unfolds for students with commentary by Madison Ballet's Artistic Director, W. Earle Smith. A study guide prepares students for their visit and deepens their understanding of the art of ballet. 

Be a part of the magic! 

Public, private and home schools are welcome—groups as few as 10 can take advantage of this unique opportunity.

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