Venue Details

146 Star Starred
Auditorium Theatre
50 E. Congress Parkway Chicago, IL 60605
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Member Tips


Dine before you go
2 said this
Sarah Thompson
If you want a good steak nearby the theater before you attend the ballet, head to Rosebud Prime! Classy establishment with an attentive and accommodating staff. Wonderful food.
dining Dec 16 2013 star this tip starred
Brigette Korney
Try Vapiano (4 blocks away) before
dining Dec 20 2013 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

91 ratings
4.6 average rating
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50 events
26 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 19 2013

Absolutely wonderful! The snow scene was magical. The set design and the costumes were beautiful, and the dancers were magnificent.

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4 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 28 2013

My daughter has been wanting to see this for the last couple of years, so I bought her tickets this for Christmas along with a musical snow globe that had ballerinas and... continued

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 08 2013

the Joffrey Ballet Nutcracker was fabulous. I finally took my 10 year old daughter to "the real thing" and we were not disappointed! Loved the performance - just dazzling!

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More Information



Collaboration conceived and directed: Robert Joffrey

Music: Peter llyich 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.