Wausau Dance Theatre

WAUSAU DANCE THEATRE announces its upcoming 2011-2012 Season

Wausau Dance Theatre is pleased to announce its 2011-2012 Season featuring Thriller A Dance Spooktacular, and Award winning Storybook Weekend featuring Carnival of the Animals at the Grand Theater, Wausau.

2011-2012 SEASON will include:

THRILLER

October 22 at 1:30 and 7:00pm
Grand Theater • Wausau

Join WDT as we perform our smash hit of the Halloween season –Thriller! This heart-pounding, hip-hopping, spine tingling production has been named one of the best family experiences there is for Halloween. Follow your favorite Halloween characters through another year of creepy, crawly adventures. Don't wait till dark to get your tickets – this show sells out every year! THRILLVILLE events will be held in the GreatHall on October 22 from 11:00am-1:30pm. Join us Halloween fun. THRILLVILLE events are Free To The Public.

THE NUTCRACKER

December 3 at 1:30- and 7:00pm
December 4 at 1:30pm
Grand Theater • Wausau

With Guest Artists on Dec. 3 & 4 at the Grand Theater. This holiday tradition has been called "...one of the Nation's nine most notable Nutcrackers" Newsweek. Look for exciting new changes as CWSB presents its annual production of The Nutcracker. (The Central Wisconsin School of Ballet is the official School of Wausau Dance Theatre.)

STORYBOOK WEEKEND -- CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

May 4 & 5, 2012
Grand Theater • Wausau

Wausau Dance Theatre brings back their Circus Extravaganza Carnival of the Animals, with special Guest Narrator (to be announced). Wausau Dance Theatre will once again perform Jerome Robbins “Circus Polka” through special permission from the Robbins Rights Trust -- one of only five companies in the world allowed to perform this work.

In conjunction with the production, Wausau Dance Theatre will visit classrooms and schools with our award winning program “Access Dance”, engaging students of all ages in the art of dance, sharing costumes/masks and many aspects of the production. Educators and students will have access to our GENERAL BALLET and CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS materials available online.

Storybook Weekend Events will focus on the art of circus, featuring performers, activities and crafts & arts in the Great Hall. In partnership with WDT, the Woodson Art Museum will feature corresponding exhibits and events April – June 2012. All Storybook Weekend Events are offered FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

For more information please visit us online at ww.wausaudancetheatre.com . Tickets are available at the Grand Theater Box Office 715-842-0988 or online at www.grandtheater.org