The Nutcracker House Theatre of Chicago


Celebrating a full decade of making holiday memories with more than 30,000 audience members, The House brings this wholly original, ballet-free show back for its 10th Anniversary production. Appearing again at the Chopin Theatre, and featuring all-new puppets, The Nutcracker is fast-paced, beautifully choreographed, family-friendly, and moving, even for those of us that might be on the Grinch's side from time to time.




11/7/19 - 12/29/19

Thu-Sat 730pm, Sun 7p. Details - https://boxoffice.diamondticket

This fantastical expansion of the holiday classic centers on young Clara's journey to save Christmas in the face of grief. With the help of a magical nutcracker, the brave girl risks the darkness, fights the Rat King, and saves her family. A modern holiday tradition weaving together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original songs, this spellbinding spectacle tells a heartwarming, darkly moving story of magic and hope-a fun outing fit for the whole family.

"Imaginative and inventive! It's more than earned a place in the roster of EXCEPTIONAL Chicago holiday shows. I was teary-eyed in less than five minutes." - Chicago Reader

"Put THE NUTCRACKER on your list. It'll pull at your heartstrings while hitting your funny bone." - The Fourth Walsh - Highly Recommended



Based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Direction and Choreography by Company Member Tommy Rapley. Created by Company Members Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich, Kevin O'D

Amanda de la Guardia ; Benjamin Sprunger; Nicholas Bailey; Amaris Sanchez; Colin Morgan; Johnny Arena; Rachel Shapiro; Dwayne Edwards

ARTISTS: Collette Pollard (Scenic Designer); Debbie Baer (Costume Designer); Mieka van der Ploeg (Associate Costume Designer); Jerica Hucke (Costume Director); Lee Keenan (Lighting Designer); Clare Roche (Associate Lighting Designer); Michael Griggs (Sound Designer); Grover Hollway (Associate Sound Designer); Jon Schneidman (Music Director); Matthew Muņiz (Orchestrations); Christopher Pazdernik, Porchlight Casting Services (Additional Casting); Chicago Puppet Studio (Puppet Design (Rat King)); Jon Schneidman (Piano); Jess McIntosh (Violin); Donna Miller (Cello); Christian Moreno (Percussion); Sarah Younker (French Horn); Rebecca Schwartz (Assistant Choreographer); Sotirios Livaditis (Assistant Scenic Designer); Jeanette Rodriguez (Assistant Costume Director). PRODUCTION CREW - Miranda Anderson (Stage Manager); Jeremy Wilson (Technical Director); Abbie Reed (Master Carpenter); Jamie Karas (Props Master); Liz Gomez (Master Electrician); Andrew Long (Sound Supervisor); Kenny Cole (Audio Engineer); Sophie Goddard (Assistant Stage Manager)

Tags: Theater, American, 2019