Venue Details

167 Star Starred
Auditorium Theatre
50 E. Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 60605
312-341-2310
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Go to Greek Islands in the West Loop before the show. They have free valet and great food.
Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker dining Dec 17 2014 star this tip starred
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We parked on Wabash 2 blks. N of Congress and had a very good Italian dinner at Pazzo just N of there.
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Reviews & Ratings

61 ratings
4.7 average rating
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10 reviews
10 stars
attended Apr 24 2013

Very dramatic! As good as I hoped for and better than I expected in every way - the music, the production, the performance.

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 26 2013

Great experience. The whole ballet was in an early 20th century style. A lot of nods to Martha Graham and Stravinsky if not outright imitation. Very well executed. The lead was probably the least interesting dancer which I imagine is due more...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 28 2013

Very impressive production of Othello.

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Website

http://joffrey.org/othello

Quotes & Highlights

“Electric, heartbreaking and unforgettable” —Chicago Tribune

Description

Choreography: Lar Lubovitch 

Music: Elliot B. Goldenthal 

Live music performed by: The Chicago Philharmonic 

About the Ticket Supplier: The Joffrey Ballet

Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino's uniquely American vision of dance first took form in 1956. The original company consisted of six dynamic and highly individual dancers. While Robert Joffrey stayed in New York to teach ballet classes and earn money to pay the dancers' salaries, Gerald Arpino led the troupe across America's heartland, in a station wagon that pulled a U-Haul trailer. Their repertoire of original ballets by Robert Joffrey set them apart from other small touring companies, who often performed scaled-down versions of the classics. From the beginning, Joffrey and Arpino wanted a company that came out of their roots, out of America.