If you’re a dancer or a lover of dance, nothing puts you in the holiday mood quite like attending a Nutcracker performance! (For myself, it’s right up there with decorating my house and listening to Christmas music non-stop on my favorite Pandora station.) As Chicagoans, we’re so fortunate to have tons of different Nutcracker productions to choose from, though in turn, it also makes the choice of which one to attend somewhat overwhelming. Here’s Part III of a brief breakdown of this year’s Nutcracker shows, the final post of this series, to fill you in on the remainder of this year’s Nutcracker shows:
This weekend, you have your choice of 3 different performances to attend! Ballet Chicago continues on with their series at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago. See their last 3 performances December 16-18, with a special pre-show Nutcracker Sweets Party on Saturday the 17th. The Civic Ballet of Chicago ends their Nutcracker tour at Grayslake’s College of Lake County, presenting shows on the 17th & 18th. Finally, see the Joffrey Ballet at the Auditorium Theatre. They’ll perform this weekend, all the way up until December 27!
Did I leave any out? If so, leave a comment below to add it to the list. And don’t forget: if you do attend a show this season, be sure to hang on to your ticket stub or a photo from the performance to bring into the boutique during our Nutcracker Discount week!