- When December 3–27, 2022
- Where Lyric Opera House
- Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon
- Music Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Running Time 2 hours
Magic is on the horizon for young Marie and the Nutcracker Prince, thanks to a visit from the charming but mysterious Great Impresario. At the stroke of midnight on a snowy Christmas Eve when the lines between fantasy and reality blur together, Marie sets out on an unforgettable journey through Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair, a marvel of sights, sounds, and enchantment. This annual holiday tradition celebrates the magic of the season and the rich cultural heritage of Chicago. Pricing and availability vary by performance. All performances take place at Lyric Opera House.
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Joffrey leadership welcomes you to 'The Nutcracker', with additional notes and insights from the artists.
Find casting information for 'The Nutcracker'.
Praise for The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker Springs to Life
Meet the Artists
Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon OBE
The Tony Award®-winning choreographer continues to create and stage productions for many of the world’s major ballet companies.
Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Born in 1840, Tchaikovsky is widely considered one of the most popular composers of his time.