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The Nutcracker

10th ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION
Created by Company Members Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich, Kevin O'Donnell, and Tommy Rapley
Based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Direction and Choreography by Company Member Tommy Rapley

November 8 – December 29, 2019

 

This fantastical expansion of the holiday classic centers on young Clara’s journey to save Christmas in the face of grief. With the help of a magical nutcracker, the brave girl risks the darkness, fights the Rat King, and saves her family. A modern holiday tradition weaving together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original songs, this spellbinding spectacle tells a heartwarming, darkly moving story of magic and hope—a fun outing fit for the whole family.

 

Verböten

A story about how punk saves lives
Music and Lyrics by Jason Narducy
Book by Brett Neveu
Directed by Artistic Director Nathan Allen

January 16 – March 8, 2020

 

FOUNDATION PRODUCTION SPONSOR
The Poetry Foundation

 

INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTION SPONSOR
Tim Sherck

 

1983. Chicago. It’s do-or-die for Verböten—a band made up of outsider teens with seriously complex home lives. As they gear up for a show at The Cubby Bear that is sure to change their lives forever, can they keep their parents from destroying the fabric of their self-made punk rock family?

 

Henry V

Let us on your imaginary forces work
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Artistic Director Nathan Allen
Featuring Company Member Brenda Barrie as Henry, with Company Members Desmond Gray, Michael E. Smith, Kevin Stangler, Kara Davidson, Ben Hertel, Derek Matson, Christine Mayland PerkinsJoseph Steakley, and, as the Chorus, Nathan Allen

March 26 – May 17, 2020

 

PREMIERE INDIVIDUAL SPONSOR
Lee Dickson

 

As Henry attempts to accomplish the impossible, so does Shakespeare in one of his most demanding works of stagecraft. The House adventures back and forth across oceans for justice, intrigue, romance, and the “alarms and excursions” of the battlefield.

 

The Magic Parlour

An Intimate Evening of Classic Magic starring Dennis Watkins
The Palmer House Hotel, 17 E Monroe St

Every Friday & Saturday