This fresh take on the holiday classic was created by The House Theatre of Chicago.
For the family of 12-year-old Clara, a Christmas without her recently deceased older brother can never be the same. When her eccentric Uncle Drosselmeyer gives Clara a wooden nutcracker that happens to look just like her brother, a fantastic journey begins.
After the nutcracker comes to life, Clara and a team of wise-cracking toys face down the evil Rat King in a battle that teaches Clara and all of us how to celebrate life while honoring loss.
Adapted from the original tale by E.T.A. Hoffman, with live music from a four-piece band.