Nutcracker ballet 2013 performances around Chicago

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.

The Nutcracker

See Robert Joffrey’s version of this holiday favorite for the last time! Don’t miss this lavish, beloved holiday tradition, with Tchaikovsky’s score performed live by The Chicago Philharmonic.

The Nutcracker

Through its inspiring story, beautiful music, and charming choreography, The Nutcracker is a celebration of the joyous holiday season.

The Nutcracker

BYDE presents the area’s finest production of The Nutcracker, featuring professional guest stars and over 80 student performers. Join us for a Barrington holiday tradition!

The Nutcracker

On December 10th thru December 14th 2015, Ballet Légere will be presenting its 31st Annual production of “The Nutcracker Ballet” in its entirety.

Ballet Légere will be presenting its 31st Annual production of “The Nutcracker Ballet” Dec. 10-14.

The Magic of the Nutcracker

The largest and most lavish version of the holiday ballet in Lake County! Clara’s dream has been brought to life in a beautiful production by Dancenter North that features over 100 performers, including internationally renowned guests artists.  For 28 years, “The Magic of the Nutcracker” has been Lake County’s favorite version of the classic holiday ballet.

The Nutcracker

DanceWest Ballet performs The Nutcracker annually at Pfeiffer Hall on the campus of North Central College in Naperville. This DanceWest Ballet production has become a holiday tradition in Du Page County since 1993.

The Nutcracker and Pre-Ballet Holiday Show

Hyde Park School of Dance presents its annual performances featuring more than 150 dancers. The 90-minute narrated production follows Clara, Fritz and the mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer from the family holiday party and the midnight battle with the Mouse Queen and her troops through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. This year’s performances contain a new element: a hip hop dance battle to showcase the range of dance genres HPSD offers, as well as send a message of peace. Prior to each performance, the Pre-Ballet Holiday Show showcases 70 of HPSD’s youngest ballet students in performance. The Hyde Park School of Dance Holiday Bazaar offers an opportunity to meet characters from The Nutcracker, finish holiday shopping from the wares of local vendors and indulge in a hot chocolate bar and other treats. The Holiday Bazaar takes place noon-6 p.m. Dec. 10 and noon-3 p.m. Dec. 11.

The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky’s world renowned music is brought to life through the talent and grace of Svalander’s ballet company. Performances are 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20; noon and 6 p.m. Dec. 14; 2 p.m. Dec. 21. Also, take in the wonder of the Woodstock Square with a walk or horse-drawn carriage ride with the glow of thousands of holiday lights illuminations the buildings and trees.

North Shore School of Dance: The Nutcracker

The story is of Clara and her Nutcracker prince as they fight the Mice King and journey through the snow to the Land of Sweets, told by ballet dancers. The North Shore School of Dance will present its production at Lake Forest Academy, 1500 West Kennedy Road, Lake Forest (Dec. 4-5).

The Nutcracker

Performing Arts Limited is proudly celebrating its 10th annual production of the beloved holiday classic, “The Nutcracker”, Featuring local students and dance professionals, Performing Arts Limited  continuesto offer special Girl Scout discounts to earn the dance badge. Reserved for only 50 guests, the tradition of the NutcrackerTea continues, serving delightful local treats on fine china.  The holiday boutique is not to be missed, offering hard to find collectible gifts.

The Nutcracker

Kick off your holiday season with The Fox Valley Nutcracker, a Fox Valley holiday tradition that showcases students and families from State Street Dance Studio, as well as other local dance studios and professional dancers, in the beloved holiday classic The Nutcracker. Featuring lavish sets, festive costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s score this is one holiday production you do not want to miss.

The Nutcracker

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. 6 and 3 p.m. Dec. 7.

The Nutcracker

A company of professional dancers lead a large cast in Tchaikovsky’s magical ballet, following the dreamlike adventures of a young girl who, with the help of an enchanting toymaker, encounters leaping Russians, waltzing flowers, twirling snowflake maidens and more.

The Nutcracker

Please accompany us in this joyous family occasion in celebrating our 17th production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. This holiday tradition is sure to please the whole family with the battle scene for the boys and the land of sweets for the girls!

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea

The tea features refreshments and special activities such asmaking ornaments, coloring Nutcracker pictures, photographopportunities with the characters, and autographs by cast members.The Sugar Plum Fairy and other characters from the ballet will bein costume and kids are welcome to attend in costume. The tea endsin 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., withcertain performances at 12:30 p.m.

Family Concert: Duke It Out!

This Nutcracker performance pairs the classical (Tchaikovsky) and jazz (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) versions of the holiday favorite. Featured ensembles include Forum Jazz Dance Theatre, Moscow Ballet’s children’s cast, The Kate Jablonski Statement, Tapman Productions, Visceral Dance Chicago, Wheatland Dance Theater, and other companies and choreographers participating in Dance Chicago 2016.

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