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4 - 27 Dec 2015

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"A theatrical event of irresistible power."

Washington Post

Buy Tickets For Joffrey Ballet: The NutcrackerBuy Tickets

THE final season OF robert joffrey's holiday ballet

This year sees The Joffrey Ballet's classic, as choreographed by the iconic Robert Joffrey and Gerlad Arpino in 1987, receive its last performance run before a major reinvention by Christopher Wheeldon , which is to receive its world premiere in December 2016. It has become the Number One Chicago Christmas tradition, and annually returns to the Auditorium Theatre to wow their die-hard fans.

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 Orchestra.

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Continually fresh, The Joffrey Ballet 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: 4 December 2015

Booking through until: 27 December 2015


Ages four and above

Run time

Two hours and five minutes with one interval

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