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Ended 28 Dec 2014 after 23 days

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"A theatrical event of irresistible power."

Washington Post

Closed 28 Dec 2014

Take a look here to see if Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker is showing somewhere nearby

20th anniversary season!

The Joffrey Ballet's classic, as choreographed by the iconic Robert Joffrey and Gerlad Arpino in 1987 has become the number 1 Chicago Christmas tradition. Returning to the Auditorium Theatre for its annual performance of The Nutcracker. During the performance the entire Company is joined on-stage by 118 young dancers from Chicago land area, and beyond as well as vocalists from five local children's choirs, who will also perform for guests half an hour before the curtain and during intermission at all performances.


It's time to revel in the awe-inspiring Nutcracker with brilliant costumes, larger than life scenery, entrancing storytelling and of course, Tchaikovsky's famous score, played by the Chicago Philharmonic

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Continually fresh, The Joffrey work hard to keep The Nutcracker as relevant and spectacular as possible, with constant rehearsals and a rotation of those in starring roles to give every one of the 40 plus company their moment in the spotlight!

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Opening night: 5 December 2014

Closing night: 28 December 2014


Ages four and above

Run time

Two hours and five minutes with one interval

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