The Nutcracker House Theatre of Chicago

Nov 3rd to Dec 30th - A modern, ballet-free tradition for the Holidays!

"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

- Chicago Sun-Times


Tix: $20-45 (previews $20)

More info: 773.769.3832

11/3/17 - 12/30/17

Thu & Fri 730p; Sat 3p, 730p; Sun 3p, 7p

House Theatre of Chicago brings 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.

based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Created by Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich, Kevin O'Donnell, and Tommy Rapley

Tommy Rapley (Director), Chris Mathews (Associate Director)

Torrey Hanson, Ben Hertel, Desmond Gray, Amanda de la Guardia, Ian Maryfield, Nicholas Bailey, Rachel Shapiro

Collette Pollard (Scenic Designer), Lee Keenan (Lighting Designer), Kevin O'Donnell (Composer), Michael Griggs (Sound Designer), Debbie Baer (Costume Designer), Matthew Muniz (Music Director), Mieka van der Ploeg (Associate Costume Designer), Jenna Moran (Associate Sound Designer) Hilary Aarons (Choregrapher). Logan Jones (Stage Manager), Bobbie Huggins (Technical Director), Jon Woelfer (Special Rigging Designer), Coco Ree Lemery (Scenic Charge), Jamie Karas (Props Master), Amalie Vega (ASM)

Tags: Theater, American, 2017