Dance into Christmas!
Robert Joffrey‘s timeless classic “The Nutcracker” (2013) took the audience on a sweet magical ride on December 6th. BTSCelebs attended the opening night in Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Theatre in Chicago,IL. The ballet started on Christmas Eve in an American home in the 1850s. The family Christmas party resembled a Rodgers and Hammerstein production with their colorful formal wear and ballroom dancing.
Everything quickly turned into a magical show when Dr. Drosselmeyer brought his elaborate toys for his Godchildren Clara and Fritz.
When everyone retired for the evening, the restless little girl Clara returned to the Christmas tree to play with the beloved nutcracker her Godfather gave her. Downstairs, the mice chased Clara and frighten her, but the reliable Dr. Drosselmeyer saved her and took his goddaughter into 3 different worlds filled with dancing toys and snow royalty.
Joffrey perfectly blended other cultures in the final scene. Spain, China, The Middle East, and Russia were represented through dancers taking on the roles of chocolate, coffee, tea, and nougats.
There is so much superb dancing you have to see “The Nutcracker” more than once to thoroughly enjoy each dancer’s performance.
BTSCelebs highly recommends people of all ages to enjoy this Christmas classic.
“The Nutcracker” will run thru December 28th at the Auditorium Theatre.
Visit Joffrey.org for more information.
BTSCelebs sends a special thanks Eric Eatherly ( The Silverman Group, Inc.) and The Joffrey Ballet for the opportunity to review The Nutcracker.