After over a year away, the Milwaukee Ballet is prepared to get back to the main stage.
The prestigious Milwaukee Ballet today uncovered its upcoming 2021-2022 season, which will get back to the Marcus Performing Arts Center for the first time since “Ballet Russe Reimagined” in February last year, preceding the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Over the previous year, the organization continued working, inspiring fans and recounting magnificent stories during the pandemic by acclimating to streamed performances as well as smaller productions hosted at the Baumgartner Center for Dance – yet now it is prepared to get back to its typical center stage spotlight.
“The generosity of our donors, ticket buyers, and the community at large kept us on our feet through the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic, and we couldn’t be more grateful,” said artistic director Michael Pink, in a release. “It is my hope to thank them with the inspiring world-class performances of the upcoming season.”
Fittingly themed “season of inspiration,” the Milwaukee Ballet will start off its re-visitation of the Marcus with “Connect,” a contemporary dance showcase, on Oct. 28-31. The season will likewise highlight the arrival of Michael Pink’s mainstream version of “Beauty and the Beast” as well as the notable holiday classic “The Nutcracker.”
Here’s the full lineup for the Milwaukee Ballet’s upcoming season:
“Connect” – Oct. 28-31 at the Marcus Performing Arts Center
“The Nutcracker” – Dec. 4-26 at the Marcus Performing Arts Center
“Genesis” (three new works introduced in competition) – Feb. 3-13 at the Baumgartner Center for Dance
“PUSH” – March 31 – April 3 at the Marcus Performing Arts Center
“Beauty and the Beast” – May 19-22 at the Marcus Performing Arts Center
Season packages for the Ballet’s upcoming slate go on sale starting Aug. 2, while individual performance tickets go on sale beginning Sept. 1 – both at the Milwaukee Ballet’s website.