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Chopin Theatre Mainstage
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
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70 reviews
81 stars
Get there early to get a good seat, not a bad view in the house but some of the seats are broken and uncomfortable. Plays tend to be general admission.
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79 events
70 reviews
81 stars
Free parking at the church down the street (Holy Trinity) for all performances Thurs-Sun
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4.8 average rating
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1 review
52 stars
attended Nov 06 2011

We just came from Nutcracker show tonight, we were there with our two kids, and sat up-front. With kids you never know how they will react, from the beginning they enjoyed show, reacted to it and interacted with actors, I have to attribute this to...continued

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159 reviews
17 stars
attended Nov 12 2011

This is a great FAMILY theatre event. It's a bit too slap-stick for my taste, but I didn't go with kids. It's done in the round--no seats are bad. Don't bother going if you're looking for serious theatre--you'll be disappointed. Otherwise, it's a...continued

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12 reviews
26 stars
attended Dec 21 2011

Absolutely delightful! I enjoyed the performance & agree with so many others who have reviewed this play. The rats might be scary for younger children, the performers were fabulous and the puppetry was amazing.

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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.