holidays in Chicago

The Nutcracker: Four Takes on a Holiday Classic

Since its 1892 adapted premiere in St. Petersburg, Russia – choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – E.T.A. Hoffman’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” has been enchanting audiences worldwide. With new versions of the classic appearing every year, here are four different Nutcrackers on stage …

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Three Interesting Places to Find Santa in Chicago

Santa Claus is quite the man about town this season, making appearances where you’d least expect. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, now is the time to find the man in red to tell him what’s on your holiday wish list. Here are three offbeat places to spot Santa in Chicago. Continue Reading»