The House Theatre of Chicago will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the annual hit production The Nutcrackeran all-original, ballet-free and family-friendly production playing at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., through Dec. 29.
The 10th-anniversary production paints a new family portrait featuring two gay fathers, a son, a daughter and their matriarchal Aunt, as they take this holiday journey of love and loss.
Company members Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich, Kevin O'Donnell and Tommy Rapley created the adaptation based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's story, with original direction and choreography by Rapley.
Regular run tickets are $30-$50; student and industry same-day discounted tickets are available at $20 for all dates, based on availability. Single tickets are now on sale; call 773-769-3832 or visit TheHouseTheatre.com .