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BMO Harris Bank Celebrates Sponsorship of Milwaukee Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Fifth-year sponsorship ensures a beloved, long-time holiday tradition continues entertaining Milwaukee

By - Sep 7th, 2017 11:23 am
BMO Harris Bank Celebrates Sponsorship of Milwaukee Ballet’s The Nutcracker

BMO Harris Bank Celebrates Sponsorship of Milwaukee Ballet’s The Nutcracker

MILWAUKEE (September 7, 2017) – BMO Harris Bank announced today their fifth annual sponsorship of Milwaukee Ballet’s The Nutcracker, a holiday tradition in its 40th year. Widely anticipated year after year as a premier, family-friendly holiday tradition in Milwaukee, The Nutcracker will open on Dec. 9 and run through Dec. 26, 2017.

In addition to celebrating the sponsorship, Milwaukee Ballet is hosting children’s auditions, presented by BMO Harris Bank, on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Milwaukee Ballet’s Jodi Peck Center, 504 W. National Ave. Hundreds of children from Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy will audition for coveted roles in this year’s performance.

The Nutcracker involves the Milwaukee Ballet Company, its School & Academy, the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, the Milwaukee Children’s Choir, 145 costumes, special effects and 20 pounds of snow per performance, and is seen by nearly 25,000 people each year.

“We’re thrilled to be given the opportunity to sponsor Milwaukee Ballet’s The Nutcracker for a fifth year and partner with such a great organization to offer a world-renowned classic in our community,” said Jud Snyder, BMO’s Senior Executive for Southeast Wisconsin. “We feel it’s important to continue providing family-friendly art performances in Milwaukee, and we’re excited for another great season.”

This announcement comes just in time for Milwaukee Ballet’s annual Nutcracker 3-Day Sale, running Sept. 11-13, during which the public is invited to enjoy a buy one, get one 50% off special offer.

“I am so grateful for the continued support of BMO Harris Bank,” said Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director Michael Pink. “Thanks to their generosity to Milwaukee Ballet specifically, and to Milwaukee’s arts community generally, BMO Harris Bank is helping ensure our arts scene remains vibrant and accessible to families in Southeast Wisconsin.”

To order tickets, and for detailed show dates and times, call (414) 902-2103 or visit

About BMO Harris Bank
BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through nearly 600 branches and fee-free access to over 40,000 ATMs across the United States. BMO Harris Bank’s commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, go to the company fact sheet. Banking products and services are subject to bank and credit approval. BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a highly diversified financial services provider with total assets of CDN$709 billion (as of July 31, 2017), and more than 45,000 employees.

About Milwaukee Ballet
Founded in 1970, Milwaukee Ballet celebrates its 48th season as a cornerstone of Wisconsin’s arts and culture scene. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Pink, Milwaukee Ballet has become world-renowned for presenting both bold new interpretations of classical ballets, and new and evocative contemporary works. Milwaukee Ballet is the home to an international company of dancers, and is one of only a few companies in the nation to feature its own orchestra. Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy is the only professional dance school in the Midwest accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance. Milwaukee Ballet’s award-winning Community Outreach department serves more than 30,000 people in Southeastern Wisconsin through original, interactive programs.

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