Crackin’ nuts

Red Eye Chicago - - Week Ahead -

The world-renowned Jof­frey Bal­let’s world-fa­mous ren­di­tion of “The Nutcracker” is one of the city’s great hol­i­day tra­di­tions, and the 2018 sea­son kicks off Dec. 1 and will run through Dec. 30. Christo­pher Wheel­don re­turns to chore­o­graph his ver­sion of Tchaikovsky’s play, set against a back­drop of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. Show­times are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on se­lect Thurs­days through Sun­days, along with a few Wed­nes­day per­for­mances sprin­kled in with a Mon­day Christ­mas Eve per­for­mance at the Au­di­to­rium The­atre (10 E. Ran­dolph St.). Tick­ets: $35-$184. jof­frey.org/nutcracker

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