The Nutcracker Suite

Magical Highlights From A Holiday Favorite!

Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival • Highland Park, IL


  • Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 3:00pm

  • Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 6:00pm



Featuring Guest Artists from Cuba's Escuela Nacional de Ballet!

The much-loved and iconic Chicago production of Ruth Page’s The Nutcracker celebrates 50 years! The Ruth Page Civic Ballet’s popular recreation of this holiday classic will be performed for the first time at the Ravinia Festival’s Bennett Gordon Hall in a special 50th Anniversary presentation for two performances.

Originally presented in the Arie Crown Theatre from 1965 until 1997, this production recreates highlights from Ruth Page’s beloved original full-length staging. Exquisite dancing, world-renown guest artists, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets, The Nutcracker promises holiday joy for children of all ages!

We are grateful for the support of:
• David and Lynn Kravis Family Foundation
• Northeastern Illinois University
• The Ruth Page Center for the Arts
• Copa Airlines – Airline sponsor
• NIB Foundation
• Illinois Arts Council, a state agency
• Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
and Special Events



Price: $10 BGH Classic Series



For tickets and information, call the Ravinia box office at 847-266-5100 or click on the links below:

Click here to purchase tickets for the 3pm performance.

Click here to purchase tickets for the 6pm performance.

All BGH Classics Series shows include free, adjacent parking in our South Lot.
Click here for directions to venue and parking.