Ruth Page Dance Series presents "The Nutcracker"
7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4
NEIU students, faculty and staff: $10 per ID, one ticker per ID. Purchase tickets at the NEIU Welcome Desk and Box Office.
"This cherished version, originally choreographed by Ruth Page herself, is a piece of Chicago history worth seeing." -The Chicago Tribune
The Ruth Page Center for the Arts proudly continues its collaborative dance programming with Northeastern Illinois University through the Ruth Page Dance Series, presenting the finest local, national and international dance artists to the NEIU community. Additionally, the Dance Series offers unique opportunities to engage with guest artists through demonstrations and master classes, as well as exciting behind-the-scenes experiences.
The quintessential holiday and family classic is back for three performances only! Order your tickets early as past performances have sold out each year! The little girl heroine, her mysterious godfather magician, the battle between toy soldiers and mice, a forest glade of dancing Snowflakes–these iconic scenes are brought to life in this beautiful production of Ruth Page’s The Nutcracker. Originally presented in the Arie Crown Theater from 1965 until 1997, this production recreates the beloved Chicago holiday version’s original full-length staging. Featuring international artists alongside the Ruth Page Civic Ballet Training Company’s elite dancers, experience the exquisite performances, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets like never before!
Behind the Curtain presentations
These behind-the-scenes special events give audiences a glimpse of the creative process, offering the opportunity to engage directly with artists, choreographers and creative teams through lectures, demonstrations, works-in-progress showings and Q&A. For additional information about upcoming presentations, please visit ruthpage.org.
Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium
Fine Arts Center Building
Enter at 3701 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Parking Lot F or the Parking Facility