the nutcracker

dec 10-26, 2016

W. Earle Smith’s choreography has its own distinctive voice, filled with lushness and romance.
— Katie Reiser / Isthmus


The Nutcracker
Overture Hall
Dec 10-26, 2016

One Hundred Fifty Dancers │ Live Music
A Twenty-Five Foot Tree │ An Epic Battle │ 100% Chance of Snow

Madison Ballet helps to ring in the holiday season with this timeless story filled with some of literature’s most treasured characters.

Children will marvel at a towering Christmas tree and Mother Ginger with her playful Pulcinellas. Adults will be thrilled by the athleticism and romance of classical ballet, set to Tchaikovsky’s familiar score played live by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. A trip to Madison Ballet’s Nutcracker in Overture Hall is an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Performance Dates

Sat, Dec 10, 2 & 7pm
Sun, Dec 11, 2pm
Sat, Dec 17, 2 & 7pm
Sun, Dec 18, 2pm
Fri, Dec 23, 2pm
Sat, Dec 24, 1pm
Mon, Dec 26, 2pm

Music provided by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. Click the logo for more information.


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