PERFORMING AMAZING FEATS OF STORYTELLING SINCE 2001
 
 

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The Nutcracker

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A modern, ballet-free tradition for the Holidays!

Created by Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich, Kevin O’Donnell, and Tommy Rapley

Based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann 

Directed and Choreographed by Tommy Rapley    

 

RUN DATES: November 4-December 30, 2016 

TIMES: Thursdays & Fridays 7:30, Saturdays 3:00 & 7:30, Sundays 3:00 & 7:00

PRICES: $15 - $45

GROUPS: 10+ people? START HERE at GROUPTIX.NET to save up to 30%!

AGES: 5 to 105! Read more in the Parent's Guide from co-writer Jake Minton

RUN TIME: 2 hours, including one 15 minute intermission

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We bring this wholly original, ballet-free show back year after year because it truly has something for everyone. The show is fast-paced, beautifully choreographed, family-friendly, and moving for even those of us that might be on the grinch’s side from time to time.

 

Re-imagined for Season 15, experience The Nutcracker with new design elements and an updated script.

 

The House’s fantastical expansion of this holiday classic centers on young Clara’s journey to save Christmas in the face of grief. With the help of a magical nutcracker, this brave girl will risk the darkness, 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.

 

“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

 

“A RIVETING REINVENTION!"

- The Chicago Sun-Times

 

“IT WILL BRING YOUR FAMILY CLOSER TOGETHER!”

- The Chicago Tribune

 

 

Show Dates:
Nov 4 2016 to Dec 30 2016
Location:

Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St, Chicago

Director:

Writer:

Cast:

  • Torrey Hanson
    Drosselmeyer
  • Amanda de la Guardia
    Martha
  • Nicholas Bailey
    David
  • Ariana Burks
    Clara
  • Ian Maryfield
    Monkey
  • Rachel Shapiro
    Phoebe
  • Desmond Gray
    Fritz
  • Emily Hawkins
    U/S Martha / Phoebe
  • Jeremy Sonkin
    U/S Drosselmeyer / David
  • Paul Michael Thomson
    U/S Fritz / Monkey / Hugo

Crew:

  • Lauren Batson
    Stage Manager
  • Logan Jones
    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Amalie Vega
    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Mandy Scott
    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Chris Walls
    Audio Engineer
  • Elizabeth Penrose
    Run Crew/Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Andrew Nunley
    Run Crew
  • Joe Schermoly
    Technical Director
  • Bobby Huggins
    Assistant Technical Director
  • CoCo Ree Lemery
    Scenic Charge
  • John Kelly
    Master Electrician
  • Jamie Karas
    Props Master
  • Jerica Hucke
    Costume Manager
  • Lydia Hanchett
    Puppet Master

Artists:

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Our modern, ballet-free tradition returns!

FAMILY DAY at The Nutcracker 


Sunday, Nov 20, 2pm - 5pm
It's our first Family Day of the season! Come early for kids' crafts at 2pm, & watch the 3pm matinee.

 

 

Sugar Plum Cookie Holiday Party at The Nutcracker

Friday, Dec 16, 9:30 - 11pm **New Date!

Join us on stage for our annual holiday shindig! Sweets and treats, a photo booth, and a cash bar. FREE

RSVP for the party here.