Ruth Page Civic Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

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The Ruth Page Civic Ballet is proud to present its annual production of The Nutcracker featuring original choreography by Ruth Page and co-directed by Victor Alexander and Dolores Lipinski Long. Originally presented at the Arie Crown Theater from 1965 to 1997, the Ruth Page Civic Ballet’s performance recreates Ruth Page’s original full-length staging. Featuring an international cast of guest artists from Germany and former Joffrey and Hubbard Street dancers alongside an elite company, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets, these performances promise world-class entertainment and holiday joy for children of all ages. 


This production is performed at Northeastern Illinois University as part of the Ruth Page Dance Series, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago, Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., and at the College of Lake County’s James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St. in Grayslake, Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets for the NEIU performance are $35 for general admission, $20 for seniors and children under the age of 12 years and $10 for NEIU students, faculty and staff, one ticket per I.D. card. Tickets may be purchased for the NIEU engagement at Tickets for the College Lake County performances are $25/20 for general admission, $24/19 for seniors, faculty, $15 for students and $10 for children. Tickets may be purchased for the Grayslake engagement at

Running Time
2 hours
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Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium

3701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 442-4636