Nutcracker Performances in McHenry County

The 2018 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 1 – 10

2018 Nutcracker Performances in McHenry County

Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble – The Nutcracker
Barrington High School Auditorium, 616 W. Main Street, Barrington | (847) 382-6333
November 30 at 7:00 p.m., December 1 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and December 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Guest artists from national and Chicago regional dance companies, including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Giordano Dance Chicago, and the Carolina Ballet, perform lead soloist roles and are joined by more than 80 student dancers from the Northwest Chicago suburbs.

Judith Svalander Dance TheatreNutcracker
Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren Street, Woodstock | Box Office: (815) 338-5300
December 14 at 7:00 p.m., December 8, 9, 15 & 16  at 2:00 and 7:00 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.

Berkshire Ballet Theatre – Nutcracker
The Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake
December 15 1:00 & 5:00 p.m. and December 16 at 1:00 p.m.
Cost: starting at $28
An enchanting holiday favorite featuring over 100 performers from the Berkshire Ballet Theatre & Summers Academy of Dance, professional guest dancers, and performers from the award winning Williams Street Repertory.


Not sure your child is ready for a performance? Want to extend the joy of the performance? Check-out this event:

Holiday Nutcracker Tea for Families
Colonel Palmer House, 660 E. Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake
Children ages 4 and older along with their families are invited for a family-friendly Victorian Tea. Rooms will be filled with Nutcracker-themed decor and age appropriate entertainment. Registration is required and the cost is $25 per person.


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

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

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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.

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

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