Beyond the Nutcracker Experience

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Beyond the Nutcracker Experience
Live Performances December 11-20, 2020


Ballet 5:8 Studios
11545 W 183rd Pl 
Ste 101 
Orland Park, IL 60467

Free parking available! 

You’re invited to take part in one of 24 live performances of the brand new Beyond the Nutcracker Experience, based on Beyond the Nutcracker, at Ballet 5:8’s Black Box Theater inside its Orland Park studios. You’ll enjoy the magic and inspiration of Tchaikovsky’s magical score, dancers from Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts in-person and on film, guest artists from the Ballet 5:8 professional company, and original choreography by Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager, plus a brand-new interactive exhibit that transports you to the countries that Emma visits. Seating for each performance is limited and is uniquely configured for each show to seat household groups together while maintaining distance from other guests; masks are required. Bring the entire family and join Emma, Uncle Abrahms, and the angel Anastasis on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that leads to the story of the first Christmas.

Patrons will be seated in pods based on their household. 

Every attendee needs their own ticket. 

Children 2 & under | $5
Children 3-13 | $10
Adult 13+ | $15

Ticket prices will increase on December 1. 

Tickets in advance only. Seating is limited: get your tickets before they sell out!

Running Time
90 minutes
Dance Styles


School of Ballet 5:8

11545 183rd Place
Suite 101
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 329-8773