Tis the season for Sugar Plum Fairies. There's a Nutcracker close to you - with various age range of performers - from the Joffrey's epic production to the Nutcracker on Ice. Check out or most comprehensive list.
Performances run Dec. 6-27, 2013 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. Tickets available at (800) 982-2787 or ticketmaster.com.
Performances are 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 23; and 7 p.m. Dec. 21 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 office.
Performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16 at Mandel Hall, 1311 E. 57th St., (57th and University Avenue).
Performances at 6 p.m. Dec. 15 and 2 p.m. Dec. 16. Performances take place at the Batavia Fine Arts Center in Batavia.
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. 14; 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 15; 1 p.m. Dec. 16.
Performances at Dominican University Performing Arts Center Lund Auditorium, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest. Performances are 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 15, 2 p.m. Dec. 16. Weekday performances Dec. 13-14.
Performances at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 at Libertyville High
School; 3 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16 at Genesee Theatre. For tickets for
the Libertyville High School performances, call (847) 367-7970.
Tickets for the Genesee Theatre performances are available at their
box office at 203 N. Genesee Street, or by calling Ticketmaster at
(800) 982-2787. On Dec. 8 at 10:30 a.m., "Clara's Dream: A
Storybook Ballet" will be performed. The one-hour performance is
geared to 3-5 year olds. Tickets will can be purchased by
calling (847) 367-7970 or visit themagicofthenutcracker.com.
Tchaikovsky's world renowned music is brought to life through the talent and grace of Svalander's ballet company. Performances run Dec. 8-16.
Holiday classic with special guest appearances by Leonard Perez and the McDancers. Nutcracker Tea held before the Sunday 2 p.m. performance. Guests will enjoy sweet treats and meet the cast, with preferential seating at the performance. Performances are 2 p.m. Dec. 8-9
Full-length holiday classic features eight guest artists, in feature and solo performances; plus more than a dozen company dancers from Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Clara's Christmas Tea Parties at 1:30 p.m. prior to the show for an additional fee. Performances at 3 p.m. Dec. 8-9.
The holiday ballet is performed at Lake Forest High School Raymond Moore Auditorium at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2. Tickets available through the North Shore School of Dance.
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 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 2.
Performances are at 7 p.m. Nov. 30, 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 p.m. Dec. 2 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.
Professional dancers join the ensemble for performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday from Nov. 30-Dec. 9. prairiecenter.org
Salt Creek performs at Hinsdale Central Auditorium, 55th and Grant Street, Hinsdale, at 1 p.m. Nov. 24 and 25. The Nov. 25 includes the Sugar Plum Party. They will perform at 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 8 at The Center for Performing Arts, One University Parkway, University Park. Performance at 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 15 and 2 p.m. Dec. 16 are at the North Shore Center for Performing Arts.