***** Highly Recommended ***** The Joffrey Ballet’s “Chicago-centric” version of “The Nutcracker”, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, is quite simply magnificent. By setting “The Nutcracker” against Chicago’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, Wheeldon gave the city a unique gift. I am in awe! Loved everything about “The Nutcracker”. 4 BIG Spotlights!
The Joffrey Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” runs through December 30th at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago. The best parking option I’ve found is Loop Auto Parks, 524 S. Wabash Avenue, $16 with a $4 discount coupon found at www.auditoriumtheatre.org/plan-your-visit/parking-and-directions/.
Running time is just about 2 hours with a 20-minute intermission. Remaining performances are: Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:00pm, Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:00pm, Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 7:00pm, Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7:00pm, Friday, Dec. 21 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, Saturday, Dec. 22 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, Sunday, Dec. 23 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, Monday, Dec. 24 at 2:00pm, Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 2:00pm, Thursday, Dec. 27 at 2:00pm, Friday, Dec. 28 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, Saturday, Dec 29 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, and Sunday, December 30 at 2:00pm. Tickets range from $35-$199. FYI (312) 386-8905 or www.joffrey.org.
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