A Magical Journey: The Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker at the Lyric Opera House, Chicago (December 2–27, 2023)

Experience the Enchantment of the Holiday Season

This December, the Lyric Opera House in Chicago comes alive with the timeless magic of “The Nutcracker” by the world-renowned Joffrey Ballet. As snowflakes descend and the air is filled with the sweet melodies of Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, audiences of all ages are invited to embark on a magical journey into the enchanting world of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince.

Creative Interpretations and Timeless Traditions

Under the artistic direction by two-time Tony Award winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, the Joffrey Ballet brings a fresh and innovative perspective to this beloved holiday classic. While honoring the traditional choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, the Joffrey Ballet infuses the production with creative interpretations, breathtaking set designs, and dazzling costumes that transport the audience to Chicago’s  World’s Fair in 1893.

World-Class Artistry on Display

The Lyric Opera House serves as the perfect backdrop for the Joffrey Ballet’s stunning production, showcasing the company’s world-class dancers and their exceptional artistry. From the captivating pas de deux to the lively character dances, each moment is executed with precision and grace, leaving the audience in awe of the talent gracing the stage.

A Family-Friendly Spectacle

“The Nutcracker” is a timeless holiday tradition that transcends generations. Families are invited to create lasting memories as they witness the magic unfold before their eyes. The production captures the hearts of both seasoned ballet enthusiasts and those experiencing the beauty of dance for the first time.

Ticket Information and Showtimes

For ticket information, showtimes, and additional details about this enchanting production, please visit the official website of the Joffrey Ballet or the Lyric Opera House. Secure your seats for a memorable evening filled with the joy, wonder, and splendor of “The Nutcracker.”

Joffrey Ballet – The Nutcracker, Photo by Todd Rosenberg

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