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A Madison Holiday Tradition, The Nutcracker Celebrates 45 years


December 1, 2022

Photo courtesy of JoJean Retrum

Ella Ginocchio (left), daughter of Martha and David Ginocchio, will be performing as an angel in The Nutcracker. Taylee Gilbertson (right), daughter of Lacy and James Gilbertson, will be performing as a bon-bon.

Dance Wisconsin, Madison's pre-professional dance company, will present its 45th annual performance of The Nutcracker this holiday season on December 17 and 18, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., in UW-Madison's Union Theater. The shows will include over 100 performers of various ages from southern/central Wisconsin, the Dance Wisconsin orchestra and the vocals of the Monona Grove High School Singers.

Dance Wisconsin's production of The Nutcracker was first performed in 1977 at West High School, then the Civic Center in the 80's and 90's and has resided at the Wisconsin Union Theater since 1999. Choreog...

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