The Nutcracker at The Weidner lights up Thanksgiving weekend

NEWDO Ballet Dancers Join the Weidner Philharmonic for Three Performances Nov 25-27 at The Weidner

Green Bay, Wis. – Our enchanting holiday spectacle is back and better than ever! The Weidner is pleased to join with Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organization (NEWDO) for the second time to present The Nutcracker at The Weidner November 25-27. Featuring NEWDO dancers with the Weidner Philharmonic, and guest artists from Carolina Ballet.

Green Bay’s only Nutcracker ballet with live symphony orchestra will present three performances Thanksgiving weekend, November 25-27, 2022, in The Weidner’s Cofrin Family Hall. Tickets are on sale now through Ticket Star at

The Nutcracker at The Weidner
Friday, November 25, 2022 | 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 26, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Sunday, November 27, 2022 | 2:00 PM

Tickets Start at $24.50

NEWDO Artistic Director: Timothy Josephs
Weidner Philharmonic Conductor: Randall Meder

Featuring Guest Dancers from Carolina Ballet
Taylor Ayotte: View Bio
Kiefer Curtis: View Bio
Yevgeny Shlapko: View Bio
McKenzie Van Oss: View Bio

“As a child I always dreamt of dancing the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker.” Says Taylor Ayotte. “It is such a joyful and fulfilling experience being back to perform this coveted role in my hometown where my ballet journey began. Aptly timed over Thanksgiving weekend, I reflect with much gratitude on the wonderful memories I have dancing in The Nutcrackerthroughout my life!” Taylor is a NEWDO alum and is now a principal dancer with Carolina Ballet.

Tickets for all three performances of The Nutcracker at The Weidner are available now through Ticket Star at,, or by calling Ticket Star at 800.895.0071.

Please direct all media inquiries to Troy Williams, Marketing Coordinator of The Weidner at or 920-465-2861. Download the Press Kit

About Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organization (NEWDO)

Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organization was created in 1973 in response to community interest to support dance in Northeast Wisconsin. We work collaboratively to provide dance performance opportunities to local aspiring dancers and students in local venues. NEWDO is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 Wisconsin corporation comprised of community members intent on providing quality experiences for performers and audience members. The mission of the Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organization, Inc. is to promote and support the art of dance through high quality, professional level productions, education and outreach to the Green Bay community. For sixteen consecutive years, we have presented The Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet, not only to provide our community with a quality production, but to foster mentorship by inviting former dance students who have moved on to professional career or training programs to share the stage and inspire the next generation. Classical dance provides tradition and beauty, provokes thought, entertains, and ties communities together. It is our continued goal to provide these benefits to Northeastern Wisconsin.

About the Weidner Philharmonic

Buoyed by the strong community response to the orchestral concert that opened its 25th anniversary season in 2018, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay music faculty and UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, announced the establishment of the Weidner Philharmonic. The Weidner Philharmonic will showcase the talents of UW-Green Bay music faculty, as well as other accomplished orchestral musicians who live and work in the region, in the outstanding acoustical environment of Cofrin Family Hall.

About The Weidner

UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Weidner Center is home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series — Stage Doors. For more information visit and sign-up for The Weidner Wire.


About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving more than 9,600 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 95,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre- college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2021, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit



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