Ruth Page Civic Ballet's "The Nutcracker"

Don't miss the family holiday classic!

Northeastern Illinois University


  • Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 3:00pm

  • Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

  • Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 1:00pm

  • Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 5:00pm



"This cherished version, originally choreographed by Ruth Page herself, is a piece of Chicago history worth seeing." The Chicago Tribune

Victor Alexander, Director, Ruth Page Civic Ballet
Dolores Lipinsky Long, Associate Director, Ruth Page Civic Ballet

Featured Guest Artists for the 2019 "The Nutcracker"

Yonah Acosta • Cavalier Prince (principal with Bayerisches Staatsballett, Germany)
Laurretta Summerscales • Sugar Plum Fairy (principal with Bayerisches Staatsballett, Germany)
Lucas Segovia • Snow King (former principal dancer with Joffrey Ballet)
Elizabeth Tapia • Snow Queen (Ruth Page International Sister School: Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey, Mexico)
Jamy Meek • Drosselmeyer (former Hubbard Street Dance Chicago dancer)

Presented by the Ruth Page Dance Series in collaboration with Northeastern Illinois University, the quintessential holiday and family classic is back! The little girl heroine, her mysterious godfather magician, the battle between toy soldiers and mice, a forest glade of dancing Snowflakes – are brought to life in this beautiful production of the Ruth Page Civic Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Originally presented in the Arie Crown Theatre from 1965 until 1997, this production recreates Ruth Page’s iconic and beloved original full-length staging. Featuring international guest artists and an elite company, experience the exquisite dancing, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets like never before!

Order your tickets early as past performances have sold out each year!

Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium
Steinberg Fine Arts Center
Enter at 3701 West Bryn Mawr
Parking Lot F or the Parking Facility with paid permit
(see link at bottom for directions and additional parking information)

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PRESENTING SPONSOR
• Myrna R. Bromley

ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIP AND SUPPORT
• The Ruth Page Center for the Arts
• Northeastern Illinois University
• the Illinois Arts Council Agency
• the MacArthur Fund at Prince Charitable Trusts
• the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
• Copa Airlines, The Ruth Page Center's Official International Airline Partner to Latin America

The Ruth Page Civic Ballet is proud to be the Official Training Company of The Ruth Page Center for the Arts and an Artist In-Residence.

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Can't make the December 7-8 Nutcracker performances? There is still an opportunity to see this magical production at College of Lake County on December 14! The Ruth Page Civic Ballet's Nutcracker production travels to Grayslake for two performances at the James Lumber Center Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1 and 5 p.m. www.jlcenter.clcillinois.edu



$35 Adults
$20 Students/Seniors/Children under 12
$10 per ID for NEIU Students, Faculty and Staff



Tickets can be purchased securely online
NEIU Students, Faculty and Staff can purchase $10 ticket per ID at the NEIU Box Office

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