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The Nutcracker: The House's Re-Imagined, Magical Adaptation
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All offers for The Nutcracker have expired.
The last date listed for The Nutcracker was Sunday December 30, 2012 / 7:00pm.
Currently at Chopin Theatre Mainstage:
- Full Price:
- $30.00 - $45.00
- Our Price:
- $20.00 - $31.50
The House Theatre of Chicago's The Nutcracker is a fantastical deconstruction of E.T.A. Hoffmann's time-honored holiday story, with lots of humor and heart -- and no ballet. This fresh theatrical interpretation centers on young Clara's journey to save Christmas. With the help of a magical nutcracker given to her by her beloved Uncle Drosselmeyer, she'll bravely fight the Rat King to save her family. This modern holiday production weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original song and spellbinding imagery to tell a heartwarming story of love, loss and hope. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar Member
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The show is low budget, and yet the acting and singing makes up for anything that is missing prop-wise. There are some one liners that will make you laugh out loud too. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. The circular stage and position for the audience, gives it a different feel, and since you are so close to the action, it feels like you are part it, and sometimes you actually are.
Quotes & Highlights
- "A riveting reinvention" —The Chicago Sun-Times
- "[A] warm, kind, moving, inclusive, affordable and wholly original version of The Nutcracker” —Chicago Tribune
The House’s newly imagined version of The Nutcracker first premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in 2007 under the Visiting Company Initiative, and enjoyed a highly acclaimed second run at The House last year.
About the Ticket Supplier: The House Theatre of Chicago
The House is an ensemble of multi-talented artists who work together to create new works of popular theatre. In The House, theatre, music, dance, magic, and spectacle combine to inspire imagination, breaking down the bariers between actors and audience, uniting the two in the joy of storytelling.