PERFORMING AMAZING FEATS OF STORYTELLING SINCE 2001
 
 

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 

Originally Directed and Choreographed by Tommy Rapley
Directed in 2017 by Chris Mathews   

 

RUN DATES: November 3-December 30, 2017 - Tickets on sale starting August 29.

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

PRICES: $15 - $50

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

 

 

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.

 

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 3 2017 to Dec 30 2017

Director:

Writer:

Cast:

  • Torrey Hanson
    Drosselmeyer
  • Amanda de la Guardia
    Martha
  • Nicholas Bailey
    David
  • Ben Hertel
    Hugo
  • Ian Maryfield
    Monkey
  • Rachel Shapiro
    Phoebe/ u/s Clara
  • Desmond Gray
    Fritz

Crew:

  • Logan Jones
    Stage Manager
  • Amalie Vega
    ASM
  • Bobby Huggins
    Technical Director
  • Jon Woelfer
    Special Rigging Designer
  • Coco Ree Lemery
    Scenic Charge
  • Jamie Karas
    Props Master

Artists: