Venue Details

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Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
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7 stars
There is a parking garage that charges $10 to park. Street parking is very hard to find.
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The theater is great - no bad seats
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"The Nutcracker"
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4.3 average rating
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1 review
1 stars
attended Dec 13 2007

It was wonderful! The actors were all divine, esp the little girl, her uncle, and the toys, and the script was light and funny while also being moving - very enjoyable!

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0 stars
attended Dec 08 2007

This is definitely a House creation, in the best way possible. I had high expectations from them after seeing The Sparrow, and this exceeded them! It managed to retain humor and cuteness through the dark twist they put on it. Awesome!

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13 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 21 2007

This was hilarious and wonderful. Would definitely suggest it to others!

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When their son is killed in the war, David and Martha are unable to help their daughter Clara comprehend the loss.  Instead she retreats into a nightmarish world in which evil rats are trying to destroy her.  Just when all hope seems lost, Great Uncle Drosselmeyer arrives bearing a mysterious gift that may help Clara and her army of toys defeat the rats just in time for Christmas.

About the Ticket Supplier: Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is an internationally-renowned company of thirty-five artists whose talents include acting, directing, playwriting, filmmaking, and textual adaptation. Steppenwolf has redefined the landscape of acting and performance by spawning a generation of America’s most gifted artists, including Joan Allen, John Mahoney, John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf, Martha Plimpton and Gary Sinise. No other American theater ensemble has survived as long and thrived as much as the Steppenwolf company of artists, who return home to Chicago to do the work they love.