Review | THE NUTCRACKER at Joffrey Ballet

Review | THE NUTCRACKER at Joffrey Ballet

Victoria Jaiani & Miguel Angel Blanco | Photo by Cheryl Mann By Sheri Flanders The genre of dance is criminally underrated among mainstream audiences, yet for the uninitiated, the Joffrey Ballet’s NUTCRACKER is a wonderful annual entrée to the beauty of the artform this holiday season. Set against a reimagining...

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IATSE and Lyric Opera of Chicago Agree to Labor Cuts

IATSE and Lyric Opera of Chicago Agree to Labor Cuts

By Jason Epperson Lyric Opera of Chicago and representatives of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) announced today that Stagehands Local 2, Wardrobe Local 769, Hair and Make-Up Local 476 and Treasurers and Ticket Sellers Local 750 have entered into new multi-year labor agreements with the Opera. Agreement...

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InkBlots 08.18.18 — HAYMARKET Marches On

InkBlots 08.18.18 — HAYMARKET Marches On

Our new InkBlots series will let you in on the latest news, extensions, promotions and rumors that didn’t make it into an article in the previous week. We’re dropping them every Saturday morning. Enjoy with brunch!

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Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Joffrey Ballet

Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Joffrey Ballet

Take the overall feeling of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, blend in a little Salvador Dali, a touch of Roger Waters. and Pink Floyd, a pinch of Monty Python, and, as my companion said, “a little Molly,” and you have some idea of the experience of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.

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Joffrey Lands $1 Million Grant, Expands Staff

Joffrey Lands $1 Million Grant, Expands Staff

The Joffrey welcomes Mimi de Castro, Associate Director of Corporate Sponsorships; Christina Grant, Director of Audience Development; and Matt de la Peña, Director of Communications

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Joffrey Ballet Leaves Auditorium for Lyric Opera House

Joffrey Ballet Leaves Auditorium for Lyric Opera House

Joffrey will become the resident dance company at the Lyric Opera House at the start of the 2020/21 Season, the companies announced today. The agreement comes as the two companies prepare to perform together for the first time in John Neumeier’s production of Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice.”

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Chicago’s Best Shows of 2016

Chicago’s Best Shows of 2016

As an amazing year of performance in Chicago comes to an end, we’re wrapping up our picks for the best productions of 2016. We asked our critics which of the 125 shows we reviewed this year have really stuck with them, and here are their favorites.

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Design Shines in Joffrey’s NUTCRACKER

Design Shines in Joffrey’s NUTCRACKER

This is a reimagined (and what I love most is) Chicago-centric design that preserves all the elements of The Nutcracker’s much-loved tradition but breaks away from past Robert Joffrey productions.

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Joffrey to Live Stream Rehearsal for World Premiere NUTCRACKER

Joffrey to Live Stream Rehearsal for World Premiere NUTCRACKER

The Joffrey Ballet will offer a glimpse into the rehearsal studio when it streams a live, first look at the world premiere production of THE NUTCRACKER, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon.

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