Tag: Holiday Season

Few Facts About Joffrey Ballet's Nutcracker

Just a few fun things to know about the Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker.  Don’t forget, we open our Chicago run this Friday December 9th at the Auditorium Theater and run through December 27th (tickets here).  Hope to see you there! #1: The Joffrey Ballet Nutcracker premiered in 1987 at the Hancher Auditorium in Iowa #2: The... Read more »

One Week Left of Nutcracker

A week of all things nuts:  This morning I sat having my coffee, thinking about this week’s Nutcracker marathon ahead of me.  A marathon to me is 2 shows a day until we are done on the 26th…then again this is nothing new to me as this is as it always is at Joffrey during... Read more »

Chicago Nutcracker Performance Schedule

Hey everyone….here is my schedule for the first two weeks of Nutcracker performances in Chicago at the Auditorium Theatre.  We’ve been on tour now for 2 weeks, the first week in Washington DC and are now finishing up our run in St. Louis, MO.  It’s been a lot of fun, good audiences, and an overall... Read more »

Opening Night

This is the Joffrey’s second Nutcracker without our beloved Mr. Arpino.  He was the guide, architect, and chaperone of our Nutcracker, and when repetition set it, he was always our comfort, applauding us during every single performance.  Last night was our opening night here in Chicago and it was a great performance filled with high... Read more »

It's Opening Night for the Joffrey Ballet's Nutcracker

I just wanted to remind everyone that the Joffrey Ballet is opening its Nutcracker Season here in Chicago tonight at the Auditorium Theater.  Shows run through Sunday, December 27.  Get your tickets now!  Hope to see you there!! Friday, December 11             7:00 PM Saturday, December 12         2:00... Read more »

Back in Chicago, Ready to Open Joffrey's Nutcracker This Friday

So here we are, finally back in Chicago from the Joffrey’s tour to St. Louis.  We opened Nutcracker to well packed houses in St. Louis, and are now getting ready to open Nutcracker here in Chicago on Friday at the Auditorium Theater.  The run in St. Louis was a difficult start, just automatically going into... Read more »

Day 1 Nutcracker Stage Rehearsal Continued...

Saint Louis Nutcracker from fabrice calmels on Vimeo. To continue from last night’s blog, Wednesday morning’s class was great.  Our Artistic Director, Ashley Wheater, taught class and gave us a long deep warm up.  His classes focus on controlling the body.  For those of you that aren’t all that familiar with ballet, this means his... Read more »

Another Nutcracker About to Begin...Day 1 in St. Louis

It’s day one in St. Louis and I am just really excited to bring you close into the world that is Nutcracker.  I really just want to get people excited for the performance and excited for the holiday season. So far everything is going well.  We took a five hour bus ride from Chicago to... Read more »