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).
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Paul NeiweemRed Velvet
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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. It's funny, it's sad, and it's scary - and it all is easy to follow and makes sense. I can't say enough for the actors and the musical quartet. The violin and cello add greatly to the "feeling." There were a couple of younger kids squirming, crying and in general making a fuss. Mom thought it was cute; the rest of us did not. This is a great show for adults, teens and younger kids when they are ready. Everyone should see it.
Quotes & Highlights
“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.
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.