Milwaukee Ballet - Nutcracker 2019

The Music:

Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky’s iconic score live with Milwaukee Children’s Choir. Experience the wonder of the world-famous suites, including “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” “Waltz of the Flowers,” and “March of The Nutcracker.” Milwaukee Ballet is one of the only dance companies in the nation to maintain its own symphonic orchestra.

More than 200 dancers take the stage in this holiday favorite featuring elaborate sets, lavish period costumes, special effects, and magic tricks! Marvel at the grandeur of the Tannenbaum’s Christmas party and delight in the colorful characters of the Land of Toys and Sweets. The childlike sense of wonder in The Nutcracker is underscored by students of Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy who dance onstage with the professional Company.

The Nutcracker has delighted generations of families in Milwaukee since 1977. Gather the family for this delightful dance adventure!

“Visually stunning and bursting with imagination”

- Shepherd Express

 

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Milwaukee Ballet's Sensory - Friendly Nutcracker 2018

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Presented in partnership with Autism Speaks and the Marcus Performing Arts Center.


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Sensory Friendly Productions

2019-20 Season Sensory Friendly Productions

Milwaukee Ballet is thrilled to host sensory-friendly productions. To celebrate our 50th Anniversary we’re adding Peter Pan as an option, along with our 5th annual presentation of The Nutcracker for children and families with autism or other sensory processing disorders at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

Presented in partnership with Autism Speaks and the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

The Nutcracker
Friday, December 13 | 6:00pm

Peter Pan
Sunday, May 10 | 6:00pm

 

What makes our performance of The Nutcracker a sensory-friendly show?

Relaxed House Rules

  • General seating
  • Squishy toys & fidgets available
  • House lights remain on
  • Doors remain open for exiting theater as needed
  • Use of tablet/smartphones allowed (no photos of performance)
  • Designated ‘Quiet Zone’ in Green Room for breaks during performance

 

Performance Adaptations

  • ‘Meet & Greet’ with performers from 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM before the show to familiarize yourself with the characters.
  • Recorded music to control volume output
  • No flashing lights, stage fog/smoke or sudden sounds

 

Adjusted Performance Run Time

  • Act I: 46 minutes
  • Intermission: 15 minutes
  • Act II: 41 minutes

 

Tickets are general admission for only $20.

Buy tickets in one of three ways:
  • Call Milwaukee Ballet Box Office at 414-902-2103  |  Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm
  • Call or email Keri-Ayn Hough at Marcus Center at 414-273-7121 (x213)  |  Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm
  • Click here to buy online through Marcus Center’s MC Access. Use Group Code MBNutcracker.

 

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Show Dates

Start: Dec. 07, 2019

End: Dec. 26, 2019

Theater

Uihlein Hall
929 N Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Audio Description at the Marcus Center in MilwaukeeAudio Description by Request

IR Hearing Assistance by RequestIR Hearing Assistance by Request

Wheelchair AssistanceWheelchair Assistance

Sensory Friendly at the Marcus Center in MilwaukeeSensory Friendly
(12/13/19 6:00 pm)

Genre
RESIDENTS Holiday Seasonal Dance Children
Suggestion
Date Night Family Fun Friends Kids Show
Audience
Family Friendly
Presenter
Milwaukee Ballet