Madison Ballet Presents a “Nutcracker,” Sweet and Savory

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.

Madison Ballet's 2014 Nutcracker Flaunts Beautiful Ballerinas

By Susan Kepecs, CulturalOyster

Madison Ballet’s 2014 Nutcracker, at Overture Hall through December 27 (I attended Saturday night, Dec. 13, and Sunday afternoon, Dec. 14) was a bit like that Victorian rhyme about bridal good luck charms – something old, new, borrowed, and blue.  By superstition that should be enough to ward off bad juju, and for the most part this production came through beautifully.  Just a few small demons slipped through the cracks.