Ballet Chicago’s The NutcrackerKicks Off the Holiday Season!

Ballet Chicago’s The NutcrackerKicks Off the Holiday Season!

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Ballet Chicago celebrates its   25th Anniversary Season with its annual presentation of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago on December 15-16 and   December 21-23. This beloved ballet tells the story of young Marie who   receives a magical Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve that comes to life and   saves her from the evil Mouse King. Marie then embarks on an amazing journey   to the breathtaking Land of the Snow and the enchanted Kingdom of the Sweets.

Ballet Chicago’s 2012 production of The Nutcracker features   over 100 performers and a world-class line-up of guest artists including   Ballet Chicago alumni Ellen Green (formerly of the Royal Danish Ballet) and   Ted Seymour (Suzanne Farrell Ballet Company). Simone Messmer, soloist with   American Ballet Theatre and Garrett Anderson of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago   and former soloist with San Francisco Ballet will also perform leading roles.   The production features charming sets and costumes to match the lively   choreography of Artistic Director Daniel Duell and Associate Artistic   Director Patricia Blair. A special production highlight is George   Balanchine’s stunning Act II Sugar Plum Pas de Deux, one of the   pinnacle dance pieces in American ballet repertoire.

Performance Dates and Times
The Athenaeum Theatre is located at 2936 North Southport in Chicago.   Performances are Saturday, December 15th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm; Sunday,   December 16th at 2:30pm; Friday, December 21st at 7:00pm; Saturday, December   22nd at 2:00pm and 7:00pm; and Sunday, December 23rd at 2:30pm.

Ticket prices:
Adults $24 & $30, Seniors/Students $16 & $24, Children (13 &   under) $14, VIP $16-$35

Tickets are available at the theatre’s website, by phone at 773-935-6875, or by   visiting the Athenaeum Theatre Box Office.

Ballet Chicago is an internationally recognized professional-track school of   ballet that creates exceptional dancers. Ballet Chicago is dedicated to   rigorous technical training in a culture that fosters personal growth. By   teaching impeccable technique as well as fundamental life skills, the   students experience success in dance and life. Ballet Chicago perpetuates the   art form by presenting ballet excellence through its performances of The   Nutcracker, its Spring Repertory performance series,   and its outreach programs.

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