[Skip to Content]

The Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker


The Joffrey Ballet's The Nutcracker is a must-see tradition boldly reimagined for a new generation.

Wheeldon's acclaimed turn-of-the-century tale opens on Christmas Eve, 1892, mere months before the grand opening of the 1893 World's Fair, as young Marie and her mother prepare for a Christmas Eve potluck celebration. The magic of the season takes hold when a visit from The Great Impresario sets off a whirlwind journey of romance and adventure through a dreamlike World's Fair.

Choreographer: © Christopher Wheeldon

Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Main photo by Cheryl Mann

A small gallery of images which advertise this business
Visit the Website of The Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker (opens in new window)

Event Date

  • November 30 - December 29, 2019


Auditorium Theatre


50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601