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Milwaukee Ballet's May production of Michael Pink's "Peter Pan" was a box office hit and contributed to a strong fiscal year.

Milwaukee Ballet ticket sales exceed $1.7 million

Milwaukee Ballet announced last night at their annual meeting that the 2011-12 season was one of the company's most successful fiscal years since 1969.

Last season began with sold-out performances of Michael Pink's "Dracula" in October and concluded with the return of the box office hit "Peter Pan," also choreographed by Pink.

Attendance reached almost 40,000 for the season, showing a 20 percent increase over the previous year. Ticket sales exceeded $1.7 million, registration in the Milwaukee Ballet School and Academy netted almost $1.4 million and contributed income to the ballet was over $2.5 million.

"From continuing to push the envelope artistically with powerful new work and popular classics to our sustained commitment to fiscal responsibility, we're committed to growing Milwaukee Ballet's reputation as a world-class performing arts institution," said Milwaukee Ballet Executive Director Dennis Buehler in a statement this morning.

Watch for our interview with Michael Pink, coming up Monday.


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