PERFORMING AMAZING FEATS OF STORYTELLING SINCE 2001
 
 

The Nutcracker

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A completely re-imagined version of a holiday classic

 

Book by Phillip Klapperich and Jake Minton 
Directed and Choreographed by Tommy Rapley 
Music by Kevin O’Donnell 
Lyrics by Jake Minton 
based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffman 

 

The House’s completely re-imagined version of The Nutcracker first premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in 2007 under the Visiting Company Initiative. 

An adaptation of the original tale by ETA Hoffman, with an original score by composer and House company member Kevin O’Donnell. 

The House’s fantastical deconstruction of this holiday classic centers on Clara’s journey to save her family from the Rat King before Christmas, with the help of a Nutcracker, a gift from her beloved Uncle Drosselmeyer.  What unfolds is a heartwarming holiday story that weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, beautiful song and spellbinding spectacle to tell a darkly moving story of magic and mystery.

Show Dates:
Nov 3 2011 to Dec 30 2011
Location:

The Chopin Theatre Downstairs Theatre 
1543 W. Division St., Chicago, IL

Director:

Writer:

Cast:

Crew:

  • Katie Seibel
    Stage Manager
  • Sarah Hoeferlin
    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Robert Kuhn
    Assistant Costume Manager
  • Sharon Limpert
    Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Brian Browne
    Run Crew

Artists:

  • Composer
  • Choreographer
  • Sean Kelly
    Assistant Director
  • Co-Lighting Designer
  • Sarah Hughey
    Co-Lighting Designer
  • Co-Sound Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Mietka Van der Ploeg
    Associate Costume Designer
  • Maria DeFabo
    Props Master
  • Angela Campos
    Assistant Props Master
  • Bernie McGovern
    Puppet Master
  • Dan Kerr-Hobert
    Puppet Master
  • Matthew Muniz
    Piano
  • Hailey Noble
    Violin
  • Aleksandra Lederer
    Cello
  • Evan Bivins
    Percussion