Venue Details

167 Star Starred
Auditorium Theatre
50 E. Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 60605
312-341-2310
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Nina Sanchez
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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48 ratings
4.6 average rating
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5 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 23 2007

Exquiste costumes, beautiful music, and exceptional dancers all in the historic Auditorium Theater! What is there not to love? A great ballet for all ages no matter what your experience with the art form has been. There is something for everyone...continued

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 20 2007

It was a lovely performance...my son is 9 and while he enjoyed most of it, it was just a bit too long for him. Seats were good but there were plenty of empty seats closer to the stage. Overall though, it was great! thanks.

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 20 2007

I thought the Ballet Dancers were very good, inspite of the fact that there were a few key points in the choreography that was sadly lacking. But all in all, I'm glad I went.

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Description

Create indelible memories with this grand holiday tradition. Treat yourself and your family to a sugarplum delight, with Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable music, enchanting dancing, lavish costumes and Oliver Smith’s sets straight out of a child’s dream. Local children’s choirs and young dancers add to the charm.

Concept and direction by Robert Joffrey

Select choreography by Gerald Arpino

Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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.