A Sugar Plum of a Tradition: Ruth Page’s “The Nutcracker” Past, Present & Future

Event Type
Online Event
Event Description

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts is proud to share a new, behind the scenes view of the beloved holiday tradition and the longest-running “The Nutcracker” in Chicago’s history. This online documentary shares archival film footage, interviews with distinguished guest artists, and commentary from the creative forces that have brought this famous Holiday production to millions of people since 1965.

Viewing is available from Friday, Nov. 27 through Thursday, Dec. 31. Tickets are $20 and are available now on Ruth Page’s website.

The Ruth Page Center is also hosting a spectacular online auction this season from Monday, Nov. 30 - Wednesday, Dec. 16 to help offset the loss of the popular live and silent auctions at the annual Ruth Page Legacy Gala traditionally held in May. Funds raised help support the educational, outreach, and artistic programs and services provided by the Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Items up for bid include a diamond necklace, limited edition prints of Isamu Noguchi original costume designs for Ruth Page’s 1932 ballet “Expanding Universe,” stunning black and white photographic prints of Ruth Page in some of her best-known dances, and much more. For participation or questions, contact us at events@ruthpage.org or 312-337-6543.

Running Time
Under 2 hours
Dance Styles


Ruth Page Center for the Arts

1016 N. Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 337-6543