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||Final Joffrey 'Nutcracker' through Dec. 27
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The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the 28th annual, and final, presentation of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker in a 24-performance engagement at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., through Dec. 27.
The Chicago Philharmonic, led by Joffrey Music Director Scott Speck, provides live accompaniment of the classic Tchaikovsky score for every performance. The full Joffrey company is also joined onstage by 118 young dancers from the Chicagoland area and young vocalists from five different local children's choirs.
For its 2016-2017 season, The Joffrey Ballet has commissioned Christopher Wheeldonwhose 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.
Tickets are $32-$136; they are available at The Joffrey Ballet's official box office at Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph St.; the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University box office; all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers; at 800-982-2787; or online at www.ticketmaster.com .
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