American Midwest Ballet presents three main stage productions each season, performing a broad range of repertory. The company engages notable choreographers from the national dance community and produces new, innovative works by its artistic staff.
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The Nutcracker returns with the visual splendor and charming story that make it a family favorite. Set to one of composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s most famous works, it transports audiences to the enchanting Land of Snow and the opulent Kingdom of Sweets, featuring a uniquely breathtaking Waltz of the Flowers scene. The Nutcracker includes a cast of 130 professional and student dancers, and features lavish sets and more than 250 beautiful costumes.
~ “The performers, costumes and sets are just amazing!”
~ “Have any of you had such a special moment that it brought you to tears? It happened to me at this production.”.
Patron reception may be added to tickets for an additional $25 per person. Locations: Hoff Center (Apr. 4) and Orpheum Theater’s Weaver Lounge (Apr. 11) immediately following performance, with professional dancers in attendance.
It was a time like no other – when young G.I. Joes and Rosie the Riveters gave their all to save the world. You’ll be swept away as a guy, a girl, and their friends kick up their heels, fall in love, and most of all… Swing, Swing, Swing! Created by celebrated Chicago choreographer and showman Harrison McEldowney, this exuberantly unforgettable work was American Midwest Ballet’s very first production. Now, it’s back to help us celebrate our 10th Anniversary Season!
~ Featuring live big band music! ~
This production has concluded.
Our award-winning mixed repertory program features an exciting mix of ballets that showcase the expressive range of dance. This season’s selections: Broadway legend Ann Reinking’s sizzling In the Style of Bob Fosse; renowned choreographer Frank Chaves’ sultry Habaneras, The Music of Cuba; and Artistic Director Erika Overturff’s lively Party Animals.
Momentum makes audiences say:
~ “This is a perfect show for those who love dance and those who think they don’t.”
~ “We can’t wait for the next show! I was so impressed!”