Madison Ballet Presents a “Nutcracker,” Sweet and Savory / by William Smith

BY Greg Hettmansberger, Madison Magazine

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In a run that began on December 13 (and continues through December 27), Madison Ballet has been touting a bigger and better version of a production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to celebrate ten years of this version, and ten years in Overture Hall. Not having seen any previous versions, I can’t say for sure to what degree their claims are true—but having seen it Sunday afternoon, I can attest that it is a version that would warm and brighten any holiday season.