5 Must Check Out #Chicago Holiday Show Performances!

Sometimes the best holiday presents don’t come in a box! Chicago is lighting up with all these spectacular shows that are on our list to see. From traditional shows to the modern, here’s five must-check see shows in Chicago.

A&A Ballet Presents The Art Deco Nutcracker

“Set in 1920s America, Kremnev’s “The Art Deco Nutcracker,” featuring Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, is a fresh, yet traditional take on the beloved holiday favorite.”

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DANC(E)VOLVE by the Hubbard Street Dance

“danc(e)volve returns for Season 41 featuring the inventive choreography of Hubbard Street’s own artists; Alice Klock, named one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to watch for 2018, and 2019 Hubbard Street Choreographic Fellows Florian Lochner, and Rena Butler.

This performance will include explicit content and the use of haze effects.”

DEC. 6, 8, & 9
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Cendrillon Opera (Cinderella)

A new-to-Chicago production and a Lyric premiere. Opera will be sung in French.

“Massenet adapted Cinderella with an irresistible blend of wit, sensitivity, and elegance. The love duets are the very essence of romance, but there’s hilarity, too, thanks to the most outrageous of all stepmothers. And if you want to hear glittering top notes sail into the stratosphere, there’s the vocally high-flying fairy godmother. At the heart of Cendrillon is the delectable heroine—and when she sings to her beloved, “You are my Prince Charming,” it’s truly magical!”

Six performances December 1 – January 20
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Joffrey Ballet’s The Nutcracker

“Set during Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair, Wheeldons turn-of-the-century tale opens as young Marie and her mother, a sculptress creating the Fair’s iconic Statue of the Republic, host a festive Christmas Eve celebration. After a surprise visit from the mysterious Great Impresario, creator of the Chicago Columbian Exposition, Marie embarks on a whirlwind adventure with the Nutcracker Prince through a dreamlike World’s Fair. The Nutcracker features Tchaikovsky’s classic score performed live by The Chicago Philharmonic.”

Dec. 1 – Dec. 30
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Cirque Dreams Holidaze

“This critically-acclaimed extravaganza is a combination of a Broadway musical and a Cirque adventure wrapped into a spectacular holiday gift for the entire family.

Set in a multi-million-dollar wonderland of season’s dreams and holiday pageantry, audiences around the country will celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with eye-popping performances, more than 300 spectacular costumes, 20 of the world’s jaw-droppingg acts, the talented singers, original music and seasonal favorites. Audiences will experience elaborate costumed characters, including snowmen, penguins, candles, reindeer, toy soldiers, gingerbread men, Santa and ornament as they fly, balance and stretch imaginations in this festive holiday celebration.”

Dec. 12-16
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