Where to see ‘The Nutcracker’ in the suburbs and Chicago 2019

Where to see ‘The Nutcracker’ in the suburbs and Chicago

Dance companies throughout the city and suburbs are staging their versions of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet “The Nutcracker.” Here’s where you can catch this holiday favorite:

Suburbs

Barrington Dance Ensemble: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, Barrington High School, 616 W. Main St., Barrington. Santa visits at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22. $15-$32. (847) 382-6333 or barringtondance.org.

Salt Creek Ballet: 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Hinsdale Central Auditorium, 5500 S. Grant St., Hinsdale; 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Center for the Performing Arts, Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn; 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $20-48. saltcreekballet.org/nutcracker.

Fox Valley Ballet: 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St. $20-$40. foxvalleynutcracker.com or (630) 937-8930.

“The Magic of the Nutcracker”: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan; and 10:30 a.m. (abbreviated show) Saturday, Dec. 14, and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14-15, at Libertyville High School, 708 W. Park Ave., Libertyville. Dancenter North performances. $12-$36. www.dancenter-north.com/magic-nutcracker.

Schaumburg Dance Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and 13; 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 15; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. $25-$30. (847) 895-3600 or www.villageofschaumburg.com.

Chicago Ballet Conservatory’s “The Nutcracker”: 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Hemmens, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Chicago Ballet Conservatory with Elgin Symphony Orchestra. $25-$50. www.CBCnutcracker.com or (630) 893-1444.

“Great Russian Nutcracker”: 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Moscow Ballet’s touring production. Tickets start at $49. (800) 745-3000 or www.nutcracker.com

Ruth Page Civic Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”: 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $10-$25. www.jlcenter.clcillinois.edu/the-nutcracker.

“The Nutcracker” at Woodstock Opera House: 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 and 21; 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20; 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 and 22, Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. Judith Svalander Dance Theatre production. $19-$26. (815) 338-5300; www.woodstockoperahouse.com.

“The Nutcracker” in Lake Zurich: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 19-20; 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, Lake Zurich Performing Arts Center, 300 Church St. Illinois Youth Dance Theatre’s 20th annual production. $17-$27. (847) 438-4500 or www.iydt.org.

Engage Dance Theatre: 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles. $23-$38. (630) 584-7200 or norrisculturalarts.com.

Chicago

The Joffrey Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”: Various times and dates from Saturday, Nov. 30, through Sunday, Dec. 29, at The Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago. The Joffrey Ballet presents the re-imagined classic by Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. $35-$179. joffrey.org/nutcracker.

“The Art Deco Nutcracker”: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, Studebaker Theatre, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. A&A Ballet performances with an Art Deco style. $30-$50. www.aacenterfordance.org/box-office.

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