Music by Kevin O'Donnell
Book by Phillip Klapperich & Jake Minton
Lyrics by Jake Minton
Directed by Katy Helbacka
Join us for a fantastical, funny, moving and ballet-free deconstruction of this holiday classic. Clara’s newest toy looks just like her brother, who was killed in Afghanistan. And when she’s alone,
all her toys, including her brother the Nutcracker, come to life to help Clara save Christmas.
Which is a good thing ... because The Rat King is coming.
In February of 2010, Renegade teamed with The House Theater of Chicago to introduce Minnesota to The Sparrow, a production hailed as “a dazzling theatrical experience unlike anything seen in town in recent years” by the Duluth News Tribune. Now the two theaters that brought you The Sparrow reunite to offer a heartwarming holiday story that weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, beautiful original songs and spellbinding spectacle to tell a deeply moving story of magic and mystery. Bring the whole family!
“The best holiday theater can bring your family closer together. And there is no show more fervent or successful in that most worthy of seasonal aims than the House Theatre of Chicago's warm, kind, moving, and wholly original version of ‘The Nutcracker.’” – Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
December 6-8, 13-15 & 20-22
All shows at 8pm