Discover the magic of Chicago's mysterious 1893 World's Fair through the eyes of a child in the Joffrey's astounding new Nutcracker, brilliantly reimagined by Tony Award winning choreographer Wheeldon. Be part of dance history as Wheeldon and his team unlock a world of wonder for the 21st century. An electrifying holiday tale that will leave you breathless. World Premiere December 1, 2017 at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Music performed by the Chicago Philharmonic
The design team for the Nutcracker includes set and costume designer Julian Crouch, and illustrator Brian Selznick, puppeteer and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Basil Twist (The Addams Family, The Pee-Wee Herman Show), five-time Tony Award®-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz (An American in Paris, Once, Frozen), and Tony Award®-winning projection designer Ben Pearcy (An American in Paris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Big Fish).