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The Nutcracker Index 2012

We compare Chicago’s seven productions of the holiday ballet, sugar plums to sugar plums.
Photo: Beverly Horne Jack Gerling as the Nutcracker in Salt Creek Ballet’s production
By Stevie Croisant and Matthew de la Peña |

Nearly drowning out the sound of sleigh bells ringing is the gentle thunder of ballerinas’ pointe shoes on Chicagoland stages. For dates, details and ticket information on seven locally produced versions of The Nutcracker playing the city and suburbs through December 27, click through the slideshow below—and learn a couple of fun facts about each production along the way.

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