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BMO makes new 5-year commitment to presenting “The Nutcracker” with Milwaukee Ballet

November 7, 2023 | Giving and sponsorships

Today, BMO announced a new sponsorship of Milwaukee Ballet’s The Nutcracker: Drosselmeyer’s Imaginarium. The sponsorship renews our commitment to the Milwaukee community and will help create cherished holiday memories for Wisconsin families. We have supported Milwaukee Ballet’s presentation of The Nutcracker for ten years and are proud to help bring the annual performances to the Milwaukee community. 

The Nutcracker is Milwaukee Ballet’s most-attended annual production. This year, a new production – The Nutcracker: Drosselmeyer’s Imaginarium – will spread the magic of the season throughout southeastern Wisconsin and beyond with updated choreography, lavish new costumes, awe-inspiring sets to make the revamped classic one of Milwaukee Ballet’s grandest debuts. Thanks in part to support from BMO, the production returns to the Marcus Performing Arts Center, with a brand-new staging of the holiday classic on December 8, 2023. 

This landmark sponsorship demonstrates BMO’s dedication to making progress for the vibrant arts and culture scene here in Milwaukee, with a production that enchants families each year and spreads holiday cheer across our community. We wanted to not only support Milwaukee Ballet, but also help bring this unique and magical holiday tradition to life.” 

– Jud Snyder
Senior Executive, Southeast Wisconsin, BMO

The production premieres on December 8 at Marcus Performing Arts Center with performances running through December 26.   

BMO’s sponsorship of The Nutcracker renews the beloved holiday tradition for five more years as the company retires its annual holiday display at BMO Tower Milwaukee on Water Street. 

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