A reimagined Nutcracker, transported to Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair
The classic story of The Nutcracker is reimagined and transported to Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair in Christopher Wheeldon’s critically acclaimed holiday masterpiece. When young Marie and her mother, a sculptress who is creating the fair’s iconic Statue of the Republic, host a holiday party, a surprise visit from the charming Great Impresario sets off a Christmas Eve dream of whirlwind romance and adventure.
59 Productions created this magical world through projection design, working alongside set designer Julian Crouch and lighting designer Natasha Katz.
“If you are worn-out by the old version of The Nutcracker, take heed, the world premiere Chicago based concept will blow you away.”
“Everything is heightened in this Nutcracker, and the ballet is better and fresher for it.”
Set and Costume Designer