The Marcus Center currently has Milwaukee Ballet performing the Nutcracker until December 27. Milwaukee Ballet's website describes the show as "...a dream...dancing flowers and snowflakes...Toys coming to life! 'The Nutcracker' is also a journey of familiar feelings and a sense of child wonder." It's a show that brings life to a children's playground and wonder to a child's eyes while at the same time allowing the adults to take a step back in time and become a child all over again. This magical show is perfect for all ages. You can visit the Milwaukee Ballet website for more information, show times, ticket prices, and even a sneak peak from a behind the scenes rehearsal.
On the other hand if you are looking for a show with a few more words that will remind everyone to appreciate each other during this holiday season, "A Christmas Carol" is playing a Milwaukee Pabst Theater. This show will keep you and your family laughing and remind you of the true meaning of the holidays. The show is playing until the 24 of December and ticket prices and the detail whatnot's can be found on the Pabst Theater website.
I can speak from self experience saying these are wonderful shows. As a dance major at UWM I ca appreciate the performance on the stage. But what is even better about this show, is even those unfamiliar with the performance world will have a smile placed on their face after the show. Either way enjoy your Holidays!!