Nutcracker Performances in McHenry County

Christmas in McHenry County

The 2019 Guide to Nutcracker Performances is presented by Dance Academy of Libertyville. See DAL dancers perform the Nutcracker at the Prairie Center for the Arts December 6-15!

Nutcracker Performances in McHenry County

Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble – The Nutcracker
Barrington High School Auditorium, 616 W. Main Street, Barrington | (847) 382-6333
November 22 & 23 at 7:00 p.m.
November 23 & 24 at 2:00 p.m.
BDE’s 25th Annual production of The Nutcracker features over 100 area performers as well as professional guest dancers. A timeless tale of Clara’s magical journey into the Land of Sweets, children and adults alike are sure to be captivated by the ballet’s choreography, costumes, music, set, and holiday flair.

Judith Svalander Dance Theatre – Nutcracker
Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren Street, Woodstock | Box Office: (815) 338-5300
December 4, 20, & 21 at 7:00 p.m.
December 15, 20, & 21 at 2:00 p.m.
December 22 at 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $26 adults and $19 students
Come enjoy the magic of the holiday season as the Judith Svalander Dance Theatre transforms the Opera House stage into a realm of fantasy.  Experience Clara’s magical and enchanting journey as Tchaikovsky’s world-renowned music is brought to life through the talent and grace of Svalander’s ballet company.

Schaumburg Dance Ensemble – The Nutcracker
Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg | (847) 895-3600
December 6, 13 & 14 at 7:30 p.m.
December 7, 8, & 15 at 1:00 & 5:00 p.m.
December 14 at 2:00 p.m.Schaumburg’s dazzling production of Tchaikovsky’s magical ballet continues to fill the house and delight audiences of all ages while featuring live narration and a cast of over 40 dancers from all over the Lake County area.  The Nutcracker follows the adventures of young Clara, who visits a dream world of beautifully costumed characters, including leaping Russians, waltzing flowers, and of course, the graceful Sugar Plum Fairy. Younger children will appreciate the narrator telling the story as it progresses.

Looking for more Nutcracker performances? Find them at Little Lake County.

Where will you take your children to see The Nutcracker this year?


See dancers from Dance Academy of Libertyville perform with the Schaumburg Dance Ensemble. The Prairie Center for the Arts version of the Nutcaker is wonderful for all ages. A live narrator helps the story truly come alive.

Dance Academy of Libertyville’s faculty has been providing quality training for dancers ages 2 through adult, for over 20 years. With careful attention to detail and encouragement, dancers learn the skills to excel not just in dance but in all areas they choose to pursue. Dance Academy of Libertyville is also proud to house two pre-professional companies;  Ballet Theatre of Illinois and Jazz Theatre of Illinois.

Disclosure: Dance Academy f Libertyville is a paid advertising sponsor of the Nutcracker Guide.

The magic and artistry of The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition. Find McHenry County Nutcracker performances and more magical fun inside!

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