Playing at the Auditorium Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet again presents a reimagined production of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet, The Nutcracker. Transplanted to the city of Chicago on the site of the 1893 World's Fair, choreographer and Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon centers Marie's dreamscape on the exhibitions and halls of a still-under-construction fairgrounds. Featuring precisely performed choreography in conjunction with the sounds of The Chicago Philharmonic, The Nutcracker offers a new take on an old holiday favorite.
Rich and whimsical, The Joffrey Ballet's The Nutcracker is, in this writer's view, a splendid event for all ages. Audiences familiar with the piece or new to its magic will likely be spellbound by its smartly updated setting and evocative execution. With a rotating cast of principals throughout its run (visit the Joffrey Ballet's website for a listing of performers by date), this is a holiday treat many won't want to miss.
The Auditorium Theatre
50 E Congress Parkway
Through December 30
Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays at 7:00pm
Saturdays/Sundays at 2:00pm
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