Get Ready for The Nutcracker’s Epic Magic!


Step into the enchanting world of Christopher Wheeldon’s holiday masterpiece, “The Nutcracker,” at the iconic Lyric Opera House from December 2 to 27, 2023. This two-hour performance, set to the timeless music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, promises a magical experience for all ages.

Act I: A Christmas Eve in 1892 Chicago

Transport yourself to the bustling Christmas Eve of 1892 in Chicago, where the World’s Columbian Exposition is under construction. Follow Marie, the daughter of a worker, as she embarks on an extraordinary adventure with her Nutcracker Prince. Amid the festive chaos, witness the unveiling of a golden statue, a surprise visit from the enchanting Great Impresario, and the unfolding of a spellbinding Christmas party.

Act II: The Dream Fair Unveiled

As the clock strikes midnight, Act II transports the audience into a dream world. Join Marie, the Prince, and The Great Impresario at the edge of a magical lake, where the Queen of the Fair awaits. The Dream Fair unfolds in a dazzling display of pavilions representing countries from around the world, creating a visual spectacle that culminates in a burst of radiant light.

Experience the romance blossoming between The Great Impresario and the Queen of the Fair, infusing the Dream Fair with an explosion of magical brilliance. Yet, all dreams must come to an end. Marie wakes up on Christmas Day, leaving the audience with the lingering magic of this holiday tale.

A Tradition Reimagined for a New Generation

Immerse yourself in the holiday magic of “The Nutcracker,” thoughtfully reimagined by Christopher Wheeldon for a new generation. From the captivating narrative to the stunning choreography, every moment is designed to captivate and enchant, making it a must-see tradition for families and friends alike.

Secure your tickets now for an unforgettable journey through time, filled with spectacle, wonder, and the joyous spirit of the holiday season.

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the magic unfold at the Lyric Opera House!

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