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Dance Wisconsin Celebrates Forty-Two Years of The Nutcracker and Still Crackin'


December 13, 2018

Photo courtesy of JoJean Retrum

Ella Ginocchio (left), daughter of David and Martha, will be dancing the role of a Party Boy in Act I, and Hunter Lindstrom (right), son of Jerry and Anne Marie, dancing the roles of Perrot Doll and The Nutcracker and Arabian in Act II of The Nutcracker.

This is a special year for Dance Wisconsin; JoJean Retrum is celebrating 42 years of her classic version of the original Nutcracker in Shannon Hall at the Wisconsin Union Theater. Performances will take place Saturday, December 15, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 16, at 2:00 p.m. at the Wisconsin Union Theater.

The Tchaikovsky score will be performed by the Dance Wisconsin orchestra and conducted by Taras Nahirniak. The Monona Grove High School singers will accompany several pieces.

Guest Artists are Maggie Batterman, daughter of Katy and Dave, studying at Hubbard Street...

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