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Even if you're not a ballet fan, you'll be wowed - and put into the holiday spirit - by this beautiful ballet. The incredible dancing and eye-grabbing costumes is done on constantly changing, gorgeous... Read More
Even if you're not a ballet fan, you'll be wowed - and put into the holiday spirit - by this beautiful ballet. The incredible dancing and eye-grabbing costumes is done on constantly changing, gorgeous sets. And it's all done to Tchaikovsky's famous score, performed live by the renowned Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra. There are many different performances of "The Nutcracker" across the Chicago area during the holidays, but none are elaborate as this one. This year's performance will be the world premiere of Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, who is promising a "reimagined" show. The Joffrey Ballet is well-known worldwide for having some of the world's top dancers, and its annual production of "The Nutcracker" is a long-running Chicago tradition. Another popular pastime is seeing "A Christmas Carol" at the Goodman Theater, or any other number of holiday-themed shows.
- Holiday Attractions: "You need to book weeks if not months in advance to get good tickets on weekends in December. If you sign up for Joffrey Mobile Alerts on your cell phone, they'll send you discount offers and updates."
- Best for Holiday Attractions Because: It's Chicago's most beautiful and elaborate theater production during the holidays.