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The Nutcracker

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A magical story for Christmas!

 

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

 

PRICE: $15 for Previews, $25-$45 for Regular Run.

TIMES: Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 3:00pm & 7:30pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm & 7:00pm.

 

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The House’s fantastical expansion of this holiday classic centers on young Clara’s journey to save Christmas. With the help of a magical nutcracker, this brave little girl will fight the Rat King and save her family! This modern holiday production weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original song and spellbinding spectacle to tell a heartwarming, darkly moving story of magic and hope — a fun outing fit for the whole family.

 

“A warm, kind, moving, inclusive, affordable and WHOLLY ORIGINAL version of The Nutcracker.” -Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

 

Show Dates:
Nov 8 2013 to Dec 29 2013
Location:

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

Director:

Writer:

Cast:

Crew:

  • Sarah Hoeferlin
    Stage Manager
  • Casey Peek
    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Brian Browne
    Run Crew
  • Marrissa Miles-Coccaro
    Run Crew
  • Jenna Moran
    Audio Engineer
  • Ali Drumm
    Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Will Dean
    Master Electrician
  • Jon Woelfer
    Scenic Supervisor
  • Conor Keelan
    Sub Audio Engineer
  • Bridgid Danahy
    Sub Wardrobe
  • Claire Orzel
    Sub Wardrobe

Artists:

  • Choreographer
  • Composer
  • Scenic Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Mieka van der Ploeg
    Associate Costume Designer/Costume Manager
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Associate Sound Designer
  • Eleanor Kahn
    Props Master
  • Dan Kerr-Hobert
    Puppet Master
  • Matthew Muniz
    Music Director/Pianist
  • Sally Weiss
    Assistant Scenic Designer
  • Will Kirkham
    Assistant Lighting Designer
  • Anne Walaszek
    Assistant Costume Manager
Rats Attack!

The rats attempt to end Christmas! 

Featuring company members Brenda Barrie and Paige Collins from the 2012 production of The Nutcracker.

The Rat King!

The Rat King emerges from within the walls! Will Clara save Christmas from him?

Featuring company members Brenda Barrie and Paige Collins!

Holiday Praise for THE NUTCRACKER!

“A RIVETING REINVENTION!"
- The Chicago Sun-Times

 

“IT WILL BRING YOUR FAMILY CLOSER TOGETHER!”
- The Chicago Tribune

 

“A WARM, KIND, MOVING, INCLUSIVE, AFFORDABLE AND WHOLLY ORIGINAL version of The Nutcracker. ”
- The Chicago Tribune

 

”You’ll believe in magic!" 
–NewCity Stage

“Imaginative and inventive! It's more than earned a place in the roster of EXCEPTIONAL Chicago holiday shows. I was teary-eyed in less than five minutes.”
- Chicago Reader

“…And if one doesn't have children, never fear, because this show is one of those rare few that can truly be enjoyed by all 
(and I do mean all) ages.”

-Centerstage

“An AUTHENTIC piece of real life Christmas cheer pitched right at the sweet spot of TRANSFORMATIVE SPECTACLE and ENTHRALLING TALE.”
-Chicago Critic

Special Events at the Nutcracker 

 

FAMILY DAY

Join us Sunday, November 24 for Family Day! Package includes 1:30pm crafts, 3pm show, and a talkback afterwards with members of the cast and crew. Tickets to this full day of fun are $30 and can be purchased HERE.

 

PRESHOW TALK 

Before the 7:30pm show on Friday, November 29, we invite you to a preshow conversation with the writers and artists of the show. This event begins at 6:45pm, and is FREE with your ticket purchase.

 

HOLIDAY PARTY 

On Saturday, December 7, we will hold our Holiday Party after the 7:30pm show. Meet and mingle with the artists and staff of The House as we celebrate the holidays!

 

TALKBACK 

Immediately following the 7:30pm show on Friday, December 20, join us for a talkback with the artists. This event is FREE with your ticket purchase.