2015 is Your Last Chance to See Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker

For 27 years Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker has been an annual holiday tradition. This year that tradition ends with the last season of the famed adaptation.

Up until Joffrey’s choreography in 1987, the ballet had been set in Europe. Joffrey reimagined it in a 19th century American home filled with toys from his own childhood.

Next year The Nutcracker will be reimagined once again. The Joffrey Ballet has commissioned Christopher Wheeldon, whose direction for Broadway’s An American in Paris earned him the 2015 Tony Award™ for Best Choreographyto re-envision a new Nutcracker to receive its World Premiere in December 2016. Wheeldon has presented several of his works with The Joffrey Ballet, including Swan Lake in 2014 and the Chicago Premiere of Fool’s Paradise during Joffrey’s mixed repertory program “Millennials” this past fall.

“Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker has been an indelible trademark of The Joffrey Ballet’s repertoire for twenty-eight strong years, said Artistic Director Ashley Wheater. As we continue to celebrate our 60th anniversary season honoring the company’s countless milestones and continued growth, we’re honored to commemorate this production’s enduring legacy one final time with Chicago audiences and look forward to sharing a world premiere of a new Nutcracker in 2016.”

The Joffrey Ballet’s The Nutcracker will be performed at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress Parkway, with music performed by the Chicago Philharmonic. Performances run from December 4 – December 27, 2015. Get discounted tickets*

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