Venue Details

64 Star Starred
Chopin Theatre Mainstage
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
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50 events
24 reviews
1 stars
Parking can be scarce, so arrive early and if possible go on Sunday. The meters don't have to be fed.
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6 events
2 reviews
0 stars
Parking is a bit tight in this neighborhood. There is paybox parking on Milwaukee and on Ashland and Division. Paybox parking is free on Sundays
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Nutcracker"
56 ratings
4.5 average rating
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47 events
16 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 28 2010

Great show...very entertaining. Actors were great interacting with the audience and the show was fast-paced which kept it lively!

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13 events
4 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 24 2010

We had a great time! Cast was great and very entertaining. Excellent spin on The Nutcracker.

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5 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 26 2010

High-energy performance with great songs!

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Quotes & Highlights

“A riveting reinvention” —The Chicago Sun Times 
“A laudably different kind of Christmas show” —The Chicago Tribune 
“Guaranteed to be unlike any other Nutcracker you’ve seen" —


The House presents The Nutcracker, a bold re-imagining of the classic E.T.A. Hoffman tale. 

The first time the House created Christmas magic was back in 2007 at the Steppenwolf Theatre with the original run of The Nutcracker. It received amazing reviews like the ones below and it also received Goldstar’s Nutty Award. It was the most beloved production of The Nutcracker in the country for that year. And now it’s back!