Venue Details

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Chopin Theatre Mainstage
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
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2 events
1 review
4 stars
The weather was Beautiful. I wore Jeans and a v-neck.
A Comedical Tragedy for Mister Punch
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24 events
15 reviews
8 stars
The lobby is truly gorgeous and very interesting. Take some time to look around!
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Nutcracker"
69 ratings
4.8 average rating
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24 events
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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241 events
165 reviews
19 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.