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113 Star Starred
Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650
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"The Nutcracker"
93 ratings
4.3 average rating
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2 events
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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1 review
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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Description

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.

<em>The Fundamentals</em> Blue Man Group Chicago <em>Crazy For You</em> <em>STOMP</em> Comedian Margaret Cho <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>The Illusionists -- Live From Broadway</em> Chicago Travel & Adventure Show Joffrey Ballet's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>My Fair Lady</em> <em>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time</em>