Duke It Out! Nutcracker

Sat Dec 10, 2022
2:00pm to 3:00pm CT
All ages

The Music Institute of Chicago brings back a holiday tradition with “Duke It Out!,” featuring the classical (Tchaikovsky) and jazz (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) versions of The Nutcracker in a music and dance performance Saturday, December 10 at 2 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. 

Music performers include Axiom Brass and Music Institute Ensemble-in Residence Quintet Attacca. Dance artists, curated by Dance Chicago include Elevations Show Studio Company, Footprints Tap Ensemble, Forum Dance Theatre, GUS LEGACY® - GG Company, Plainfield Dance Academy, and Wheatland Dance Theater; individual dancers Altin Naska as Drosselmeyer, tap artists Tristan Bruns as the Mouse King and Nico Rubio as the Nutcracker, flamenco artist Sophia Sanchez, and guest artists Antonio Rosario as the Cavalier and Julio Alexander as the Arabian Doll.

The performance is a family-friendly 60 minutes in length. 

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