10 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069

Marc Robins musical rendition of the beloved holiday favorite, THE NUTCRACKER, opens November 8th and runs through December 30th at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. THE NUTCRACKERs Artistic Team includes Director Tammy Mader and Choreographer Rachel Rockwell, with Musical Direction by Doug Peck.

THE NUTCRACKER begins as a young girl named Marie receives a beautiful Nutcracker on Christmas Eve from her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer. When Marie falls asleep, she awakes to find the Nutcracker has come to life, along with a toy Soldier and a doll named Clara. Unfortunately, other toys have come to life as well, including the Mouse King, who battles with the Nutcracker for a magical crown, whose wearer will be turned into a human boy by the Sugar Plum Fairy. When the Mouse King escapes with the crown, Marie, the Nutcracker, and the other toys embark on a journey to reach the Sugar Plum Fairy before the Mouse King. They venture through the whimsical Land of Toys, followed by the beautiful Land of Snow, and finally arrive in the delicious Land of Sweets. Marie and The Nutcracker reach the Sugar Plum Fairy just in time to save the crown from the Mouse King. But can the Nutcracker really be turned into a human boy? Suddenly, Marie wakes up to find shes been dreaming has her adventures with the Nutcracker only been fantasy, or will the magic of Christmas reveal something else?

This dream-like production is perfect for all ages and celebrates friendship and the beauty of the holiday spirit. The tale is enhanced by the exhilarating music of Tchaikovsky, along with additional music and lyrics by acclaimed composer and lyricist Marc Robin.

The performance schedule for THE NUTCRACKER is as follows: Thursdays and Fridays at 10 am; Saturdays at 11 am; and Sundays at 10 am. There are numerous added performances for the holiday please call 847.634.0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com for the exact schedule, as some show times and dates may vary. Tickets for all shows are $12, excluding tax and handling fees. Groups of 15 or more receive a discount by calling 847.634.5909. Free parking is available at all performances. To reserve tickets with a major credit card, call the Marriott Theatre Box Office at 847.634.0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com.

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Added by ajaniszewski on October 30, 2007

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