Watch The Nutcracker Virtually – Elmhurst Toyota Dealer

December 24th, 2020 by

The pandemic may have changed our holiday plans, but you can enjoy the Chicago School of Ballet’s virtual performance of The Nutcracker online. This holiday presentation will be streamed live on the school’s YouTube channel on Dec. 27 for two performances, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. These live performances promise to be one of the highlights of the Christmas season. All of us here at Elmhurst Toyota hope you’ll have a chance to attend virtually.

The NutcrackerThe initial performance of The Nutcracker took place in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892. It was held at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre and choreographed by Leve Ivanov and Marius Petipa, with a score composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The libretto was adapted from “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” a story written in 1816 by Prussian author E. T. A. Hoffmann. The original production of The Nutcracker wasn’t a great success, but it gained popularity throughout the years and is now counted as one of the most-loved ballet productions of the Christmas season.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was the first Russian composer to become world-famous. Born in 1840, Tchaikovsky’s score for The Nutcracker is his most famous musical work. Tsar Alexander III honored the composer and awarded him a lifetime pension.

The Bloomington-based Chicago School of Ballet is composed of students from all over the suburbs. The school’s director, Steven Norman, had a long career with the San Francisco Ballet and the Houston Ballet. The Chicago School of Ballet welcomes dancers of every level who would like to further their skills in a professional setting.

Date and Time:
Dec. 27, 2020, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

This is a virtual event.

The Chicago School of Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker is available to watch on YouTube. Donations for tickets start at $11. Purchase tickets at

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Call 630-418-5525 or email

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