Venue Details

38 Star Starred
Chopin Theatre Mainstage
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
773-278-1500
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Laurel
Podhalanka restaurant (Polish) right next door is terrific, Smoke Daddy down the street is heavenly, Carriage House also down the street is lovely southern comfort
The Nutcracker dining Dec 17 2014 star this tip starred
Barbara Wahler
I can usually find parking on Division east of the theatre
The Nutcracker travel Dec 06 2014 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

131 ratings
4.7 average rating
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Lillias Red Velvet
52 events
26 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 09 2013

Very entertaining for children and adults! Swings you from laughter to almost-tears. I found the first half of the performance to be stronger than the second, but overall, a solid piece.

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sclodfelter Red Velvet
37 events
18 reviews
14 stars
attended Dec 13 2013

A charming holiday show for all ages. It's become a Chicago holiday tradition, deservedly so.

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181 events
64 reviews
18 stars
attended Nov 30 2014

As advertised, no Tchaikovsky and no ballet, but that doesn't mean no music and no dance. At the end they ask us to tell our friends if we liked the show, and I have been doing just that. Go!

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Website

http://thehousetheatre.com/playsandevents/nutcracker2

Quotes & Highlights

“Four out of four stars … Over the years I’ve watched families leave this show moving closer together. … It’s moving, family-friendly, richly imaginative and distinctive.” —Chicago Tribune

“Instead of bratty kids and sugarplum fairies, Jake Minton and Phillip Klapperich’s tightly spun book introduces a family wracked by tragic loss. But magic still abounds, and in quantities that will bring a tear to the eye of even the stingiest Grinch. … it’s a nearly flawless, truly essential all-ages holiday show.” —Chicago Reader

Description

This production is recommended for ages 6 and older. Please see the show’s website for a parental guide with information about the show’s themes and subject matter.

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.