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Joffrey Ballet finds fresh magic in ‘Nutcracker’ newly choreographed, reimagined in Chicago

Dec 16, 2016 – 5:16 pm
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Review: It is St. Petersburg on Lake Michigan, the Joffrey Ballet’s magical – and relocated – new production of “The Nutcracker” by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, who has brought his characteristic airy style to bear to ethereal effect. Wheeldon and story-writer Brian Selznick have set “The Nutcracker” as a vibrant vision of the 1893 Columbian World’s Exposition on the Chicago lakefront. ★★★★★

Joffrey’s ‘Nutcracker’ to gird Christopher Wheeldon with Broadway-savvy team

Apr 11, 2016 – 10:44 pm
Joffrey Ballet's new 'Nutcracker'

This Just In: The following is a news release written by an arts organization, submitted to Chicago On the Aisle.
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THE JOFFREY BALLET ANNOUNCES AWARD-WINNING ARTISTIC TEAM FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON’S THE NUTCRACKER
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Two sparkling treasures to stuff a stocking: CSO’s ‘Messiah’ and Joffrey’s ‘Nutcracker’

Dec 13, 2015 – 7:04 am
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Review: ’Tis the season when the mere names of Handel and Tchaikovsky conjure two of the most beloved works for concert hall and stage in Western culture. That affection radiates through splendorous continuing productions of Handel’s “Messiah” by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Orchestra Hall and the Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at the Auditorium Theatre.

Joffrey Ballet and Mariinsky Orchestra recall wonder of Stravinsky’s ‘Sacre du printemps’

Oct 3, 2013 – 10:11 pm
The Joffrey Ballet, 'Le sacre du printemps,' restoration of the Nijinsky-Roerich conception (Roger Mastroianni)

Review: Parisians first experienced “Le sacre du printemps” as dance, in Vaslav Nijinsky’s choreography for the Ballets Russes in 1913, then shortly after came back to Stravinsky’s stunning music as concert fare. Now Chicagoans have encountered the same sequence — in the Joffrey Ballet’s splendid re-creation of the work two weeks ago at the Auditorium Theatre, followed Oct. 2 by the Mariinsky Orchestra’s supercharged performance at Orchestra Hall with conductor Valery Gergiev.

Bows of Holly: In Chicago theaters, abundance rejoices in lavish spread of holiday shows

Dec 5, 2012 – 12:20 am
Larry Yando as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol Goodman Theatre 2012 credit Liz Lauren

Shows of the season: A roundup