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December 18-30

Through its inspiring story, beautiful music, and charming choreography, The Nutcracker is a celebration of the joyous holiday season. Every year The Nutcracker takes us on an unforgettable journey with young Marie as she travels from her home on Christmas Eve to the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of the Sweets. For adults, it is a time to relive cherished memories of childhood. For children who wait with breathless anticipation for the holidays to arrive, it is the opportunity to create new memories. For everyone, it is a time for sharing and giving among family and friends.


There are two versions of the Nutcracker this year!  The first features Historic Archival Performances to be streamed intact. The second will include dancers from our current roster, with twelve restaged and socially distanced dances to be safely filmed at Chicago’s historic Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Avenue.  These dances will then be inserted into existing Historic Footage to create Ballet Chicago’s 2020 Nutcracker, also streamed to viewers through Zoom. 

Performance Schedule 

 Friday, December 18th at 7:00pm - Fully Archival Performance 

 Saturday, December 19th at 2:00 pm

Saturday, December 19th at 7:00 pm

 Sunday, December 20th at 2:00 pm

Wednesday, December 23rd at 7:00 pm

Saturday, December 26th at 2:00 pm

Saturday, December 26th at 7:00 pm - Fully Archival Performance 

Sunday, December 27th at 2:00 pm

Wednesday, December 30th at 7:00 pm

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