A New Nutcracker At Arsht Center

The Adrienne Arsht Center is proud to partner with the famed House Theatre of Chicago for a third consecutive season to present a new holiday-themed production, THE NUTCRACKER, A MAGICAL NEW PLAY, playing November 29 through December 30 in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater. Photos by Jipsy

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The Adrienne Arsht Center is proud to partner with the famed House Theatre of Chicago for a third consecutive season to present a new holiday-themed production, THE NUTCRACKER, A MAGICAL NEW PLAY, playing November 29 through December 30 in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater. Photos by Jipsy
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Miami performers Mary Sansone as Clara and Renata Eastlick as Clara’s mother and one of the rats. Photos by Jipsy
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Actors of the House Theater come out to say hello to their special guest audience during the exclusive preview before they opened on November 30th. Photos by Jipsy
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Executive Vice President Scott Shiller talks about the excitement of the Nutcracker this holiday season. Photos by Jipsy
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The play is part of the Arsht Center’s Theater Up Close series in the Carnival Studio Theater which features artistic collaborations from stellar local theater ensembles and nationally acclaimed theater companies. Photos by Jipsy
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Nathan Allen. Photos by Jipsy
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Set in modern day, The House's fantastical expansion of this holiday classic is not a ballet... Photos by Jipsy
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The House Theatre of Chicago’s original play version of THE NUTCRACKER, A MAGICAL NEW PLAY first premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in 2007 under the Visiting Company Initiative. Photos by Jipsy
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The Nutcracker, A Magical New Play is directed and choreographed by Tommy Rapley, a House Theatre of Chicago company member who has directed and/or choreographed 24 works of original theater in the last 10 years. Photos by Jipsy
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Based on the original E.T.A. Hoffmann story, the play centers on young Clara's journey to save Christmas and bring her broken family back together. Photos by Jipsy
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The play’s creative team also features additional House talent such as scenic design by Collette Pollard (Death and Harry Houdini, The Donkey Show). Photos by Jipsy
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Costume design by Debbie Baer and Mieka van der Ploeg. Photos by Jipsy
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Sound design by Jeff Award-winning designer Michael Griggs and Harrison Adams. Photos by Jipsy
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This contemporary holiday theater piece weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original songs and spellbinding spectacle to tell a heartwarming, darkly moving story of magic and hope. Photos by Jipsy
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Tickets are $45 and all fantastic views set 'in the round' at the Centers intimate 200-seat Carnival Studio Theater. For reservations, visit www.arshtcenter.org or call the box office at (305) 949-6722. Photos by Jipsy
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