The Nutcracker House Theatre Chicago

Re-imagined! Experience The Nutcracker with new design elements and an updated script.

Critic's Choice - "..the best holiday theater does one thing far better than luxury shopping: it can bring your family closer together. And there is no show more fervent or successful in that most worthy of seasonal aims..." - Chicago Tribune
".this Nutcracker will no doubt fascinate each age group..the show is no simple sugar plum" - Chicago Sun Times
Highly Recommended - ".. imaginative and inventive..I was teary-eyed in less than five minutes" - Chicago Reader
"..engaging, family friendly treat"
- TimeOut Chicago
"..untraditional yet utterly sincere... This "Nutcracker" is becoming something of a hip holiday tradition" -


Thu-Sat 730p; Sun 3p (3p Sat begin 11/26; 7p Sun begin 12/4).

Tix: 773-769-3832.   $30-45

11/4/16 - 12/30/16

Thu-Fri 730; Sat 3, 730; Sun 3, 7

House Theatre brings back its wholly original, ballet-free show back year after year because it truly has something for everyone. The show is fast-paced, beautifully choreographed, family-friendly, and moving for even those of us that might be on the grinch's side from time to time.

House Theatre's fantastical expansion of this holiday classic centers on young Clara's journey to save Christmas in the face of grief. With the help of a magical nutcracker, this brave girl will risk the darkness, fight the Rat King, and save her family! This modern holiday production weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original song, and spellbinding spectacle to tell a heartwarming, darkly moving story of magic and hope -- a fun outing fit for the whole family.

Created by Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich, Kevin O’Donnell, and Tommy Rapley and based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Directed and Choreographed by Tommy Rapley

Torrey Hanson; Amanda de la Guardia; Nicholas Bailey; Ariana Burks; Joey Steakley; Ian Maryfield; Rachel Shapiro; Desmond Gray;

Tommy Rapley (Choreography); Kevin O'Donnell (Composer); Collette Pollard (Scenic Designer); Lee Keenan (Lighting Designer); Debbie Baer (Costume Designer); Michael Griggs (Sound Designer); Mieka van der Ploeg (Associate Costume Designer); Sarah Espinoza (Associate Sound Designer). CREW: Lauren Batson ( Stage Manager); Logan Jones (Assistant Stage Manager); Amalie Vega (Assistant Stage Manager); Mandy Scott ( Assistant Stage Manager); Chris Walls (Audio Engineer); Elizabeth Penrose (Run Crew/Wardrobe Supervisor); Andrew Nunley (Run Crew); Joe Schermoly (Technical Director); Bobby Huggins (Assistant Technical Director); CoCo Ree Lemery (Scenic Charge)

Tags: Theater, American, 2016