"The Nutcracker"

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Event Description

Chicago Ballet Conservatory, accompanied by the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, presents "The Nutcracker" on December 1 & 2, 2018. Local dancers and actors share the stage with seasoned professionals to create an inclusive production full of elaborate and colorful surprises. Directed by Linda Cunningham, this will truly be the must-see performance of the season!

This year’s event returns to the beautiful Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin, with the amazing addition of The Elgin Symphony Orchestra, led by Stephen Squires, Resident Conductor.  Promising to be one of the most extravagant and creative suburban reprisals, the performance will feature professionals including Alexandre Hammoudi (soloist with ABT), Abigail Simon (ABT and The Joffrey Ballet), Raoni Xavier (Bolshoi Brazil) and C5 Create With No Limits.

As a special bonus, Roger Hendricks Simon, star of stage and screen (and father of Abigail Simon), will be playing the role of Drosselmeyer. Includes live pre-show entertainment by The Chancel Choir of Chicago.

Tickets are now on sale and range from $25-$50 (group sales available). Information can be found at www.CBCNutcracker.comor by calling Chicago Ballet Conservatory at 630-893-1444. We look forward to seeing you there!

Running Time
2 hours
Dance Styles


Hemmens Cultural Center

45 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 931-5900