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  The Nutcracker at Chopin Theatre

The Nutcracker

Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division Chicago

The House Theatre of Chicago's original, ballet-free version of The Nutcracker returns to Chicago's Chopin Theatre Mainstage with its fantastical deconstruction of E.T.A. Hoffmann's time-honored holiday story. With lots of humor and heart, this fresh theatrical interpretation centers on young Clara's journey to save Christmas following her brother's death. With the help of a magical nutcracker given to her by her beloved Uncle Drosselmeyer, she bravely fights the Rat King to save her family. This modern holiday production weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original songs and spellbinding imagery to tell a heartwarming holiday story of love, loss and hope.

Thru - Dec 30, 2018

Price: $15-$50

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 773-769-3832

Running Time: 2hrs; one intermission

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Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...Squint and you'll see hints of the Toy Story franchise, as well as A Christmas Carol. But mostly what you'll find is a soul-stirring affirmation of the need to move toward the light in darkest times."
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Kerry Reid

Windy City Times - Highly Recommended

"...A wonderful gift that should also become a yearly tradition for families, The House Theatre of Chicago's Nutcracker will touch the most crotchety to the most sensible member of your family."
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Amelia Orozco

Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...Whether the holidays are jolly or sobered by misfortune, The Nutcracker is sure to uplift spirits and acknowledge your sorrow with warmth; itís certain to fire up ovens as well ó the cookie recipe depicted in the program is out of this world."
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Quinn Rigg

The Fourth Walsh - Recommended

"...I always love seeing Houseís NUTCRACKER! Itís a total original and imaginative take on a classic fantasy. Although the returning crew make for a winning combo, some of the singing was flat at my performance. Still, I thoroughly enjoyed ringing in the holidays with The House!"
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Katy Walsh

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