Performances run Dec. 6-28, 2013 at the Auditorium Theatre of
Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. Tickets
available at (800) 982-2787 or ticketmaster.com.
Performances are Dec. 14-22 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936
N. Southport, Chicago. Tickets area available at www.athenaeumtheatre.org,
by phone at (773) 935-6875, or by visiting the Athenaeum box
Performances are at 7 p.m. Dec. 6; 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 7; 2 p.m.
Dec. 8 at Barrington High School, 616 W. Main St., Barrington.
Tickets are available at www.byde.org, by phone at (847)
382-6333 or in person at the Barrington Dance Academy, 758 W.
Northwest Highway, Barrington. Join the cast for "Clara's Tea"
before the matinee performances, Dec. 7-8 12:30 p.m.
Performances at Dominican University Performing Arts Center Lund
Auditorium, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest. Performances are
The Magic of the Nutcracker will be presented at Libertyville
High School's Butler Auditorium on 3 p.m. Dec. 7-8. Libertyville
High School is located at 708 West Park Avenue. There will
also be a special "storybook" version for preschoolers, "Clara's
Dream", at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday December 7th, also at
Libertyville High School. Tickets for these performances can
only be purchased through Dancenter North by calling (847)
367-7970, or by stopping by in person at their office at 540 N.
Milwaukee Ave. The Nutcracker will also be performed at the
Genesee Theatre in Waukeganat 3 p.m. Dec. 14-15. Tickets for the
Genesee Theatre performances are available at their box office at
203 N. Genesee Street, or by calling Ticketmaster at (312)
559-1212. Tickets for these two performances can also be
purchased by visiting Ticketmaster's website at ticketmaster.com.
For more information, visit themagicofthenutcracker.com.
This production features guest artists and members of
Naperville's DanceWest Ballet Company. The performance lasts about
two hours. Call (630) 637-SHOW for tickets. Performances are 7 p.m.
Dec. 13; 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 14; 1 p.m. Dec. 15.
Hyde Park School of Dance performs the classic, preceded by a
holiday show featuring the school's youngest dancers. Performances
at 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at Mandel Hall,
1311 E. 57th St., (57th and University Avenue).
Tchaikovsky's world renowned music is brought to life
through the talent and grace of Svalander's ballet company.
Performances run Dec. 14-22.
The holiday ballet is performed at Lake Forest High School
Raymond Moore Auditorium at 1 and 4 p.m. Dec. 7 and 2 p.m. Dec. 8.
Tickets available through the North Shore School of Dance.
Skip the trip downtown and savor a classic Nutcracker Ballet
with a sweet twist featuring professional dancers, youth company
Ensemble Español in "The Chocolate Variation", and students of
community-based arts school Performing Arts Limited located in the
heart of Rogers Park. Nutcracker Tea at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 to
includes local treats and impromptu twirls with the cast and Sugar
Plum Fairy. Performances run 2 p.m. Dec. 7-8.
Meet the young Clara and her hero, the Nutcracker, as you are
transported on a magical journey, encountering waltzing flowers,
giant mice and the Sugar Plum Fairy along the way. Sunday's
performance also includes special admission to the "Sugar Plum
Party" where audience members can meet characters from "The
Nutcracker," step onto the stage and enjoy refreshments.
Performances are 1 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Hinsdale Central High
School auditorium. At 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 7, the performances will
take place at the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State
University in University Park.
Performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and 2 p.m. Dec. 1.
Performances take place at the Batavia Fine Arts Center in
Batavia. After the Saturday matinee, there is a Behind the Scenes
Tour for $50 that lets visitors see the sets, costumes and
characters, plus take photos with the Nutcracker or Sugar Plum
Fairy on stage in front of the set. Purchase tickets at (630)
937-8930 or at bataviafineartscentre.org.
Guest dancers from nationally renowned dance companies join the
Rockford orchestra and the local talent of the Rockford Dance
Company to present this holiday tradition. Performances are 7 p.m.
Dec. 7 and 3 p.m. Dec. 8.
Performances run 7 p.m. Dec. 20; 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 21; 3 p.m.
The tea features refreshments and special activities such as
making ornaments, coloring Nutcracker pictures, photograph
opportunities with the characters, and autographs by cast members.
The Sugar Plum Fairy and other characters from the ballet will be
in costume and kids are welcome to attend in costume. The tea ends
in time to attend the 1 p.m. Nutcracker ballet.
The Nutcracker opens Nov. 8 and runs through Dec. 28.
Performances are most Tuesdays through Saturdays at 10 a.m., with
certain performances at 12:30 p.m.
Duke It Out is a fun morning for families beginning with an
Instrument Petting Zoo and a choice of two performances, each
featuring the classical and jazz versions of the holiday tradition
The Nutcracker Suite, with dancers from Foster Dance Company and
musicians from Axiom Brass and Quintet Attacca.
Live narration provided by wizardly toymaker Drosselmeyer
immediately captivates young audiences, as he unfolds a dreamlike
tale of a young girl's encounters with royal subjects, fairies, and
a cast of over 100 dancers and performers. Runs Dec. 6-15.