I remember the first time I got the chance to watch Joffrey’s The Nutcracker. Seeing the dancers float effortlessly across the stage and the extravagant costumes the wore brought my attention to the stage as the story unfolded.
Chicago’s Joffery Ballet is well known for their grand holiday production of The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker follows a young girl named Clara as she’s transported to a magical world of gingerbread soldiers, an army of mice lead by the Mouse King, fairies, and a life sized nutcracker.
Watch this enchanting tale on stage at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University from December 6-28. Depending on the date of the show, you can go watch an afternoon showing at 2:00 PM, or catch the night show at 7 :00PM Tickets start at $41 and can be bought at this website.
Don’t miss out on America’s #1 Nutcracker!
Back by popular demand, the full-length, full-company performance of One Thousand Pieces is soon to be a part of Hubbard Street Dance’s winter dance series. After debuting last year in celebration of Marc Chagall’s work America Windows, which was created specifically for the Art Institute of Chicago to commemorate the American bicentennial, the performance is choreographed by Alejandro Cerrudo and features music by Philip Glass. The work alludes both to the countless pieces of glass that make up a stained-glass window and, Cerrudo has said, to the way in which human beings come together to create a project.
The production will open December 12, with an exhibition from 7:30-9 PM at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance at Millennium Park. Additional performances include December 13 8-9:30 PM, December 14 8-9:30 PM, and December 15 3-4:30 PM. Experience this fantasy of energy, movement, and light as the company celebrates their 36th Anniversary Season.
Join Angela Vela for a special 1st Anniversary show to celebrate the reading of The Seven Deadly Sins, a free performance that features seven story tellers/readers/comedians. Each performing pieces fits the theme of their assigned sin.
Acts include both fiction and non-fiction and are conveyed in ways such as storytelling, reading, mixed media, poetry, excerpt, stand-up comedy, confession and more! Vela states that “the stories are often hilarious, sometimes intense, have been a confession or two, and always entertaining.”
The show will be at the Cafe Mustache coffee shop in Logan Square from 8-9:30 PM on Tuesday, December 10 with free admittance!