This is definitely a House creation, in the best way possible. I had high expectations from them after seeing The Sparrow, and this exceeded them! It managed to retain humor and cuteness through the dark twist they put on it. Awesome!
The performance was delightful. We took a five, eight, nine and an eleven year old to see the show. They were all delighted with the toys coming to life. However, the story line is dark in that Clara is battling mental illness. None of the...continued
The Nutcracker and The House certainly did not disappoint. We loved the show. It was really extraordinary. I've said it before and I'll say it again, The House is one of the best theater companies in Chicago. It is comprised of extremely...continued
The performers were wonderful. The show was enjoyable. However the Name of the show weas highly deceiving- it wasn't what I expected and I'm sure if people were to take children they would be very dissappointed.
This was such an interesting take on the Christmas classic. I took my 12 year old nieces and felt it was a little too dark for them. The storyline was advanced for their age but they definitely got the broader picture.
I thought that this redition of the Nutcracker was poorly written. The actors really saved this script. It was terribly boring, but I think that the acting was pretty good.
Definitely too dark/scary for children.