The Nutcracker: Puppets, Songs & More in House Theatre's Ballet-Free Adaptation
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The last date listed for The Nutcracker was Thursday December 31, 2015 / 7:00pm (Closing Night).
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Renowned magician Dennis Watkins takes on the role of the world's most famous escape artist in Death… More
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We saw this performance four years ago and knew that we would take our nieces when they were ready. They are now 8, 8 and 6 and the time has come. It was great. One of them actually sat on the edge of her seat through the entire performance. ...continued
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“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
Running time is two hours, including one 15-minute intermission.
This production is recommended for ages 5 and older. Please see the show’s website for a parental guide with information about the show’s themes and subject matter.