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 11 2010 to Dec 26 2010
Location:

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

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Crew:

  • Ryan Poethke
    Technical Director
  • Mietka Van der Ploeg
    Costume Manager
  • Will Dean
    Master Electrician
  • Claudette Perez
    Audio Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Katie Beeks
    Stage Manager
  • Kathleen Henderson
    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Shayna Petit
    Production Assistant
  • Brian Browne
    Production Assistant

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