November 20 - November 21Begin your season of rediscovery with the world’s favorite holiday ballet! Always fresh, lively, and thoroughly entertaining, The Nutcracker returns with the visual splendor and charming story that make it a family favorite. Set to one of composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s most famous works, it transports audiences to the enchanting Land of Snow and the opulent Kingdom of Sweets, featuring a uniquely breathtaking Waltz of the Flowers scene. The Nutcracker features lavish sets and more than 250 beautiful costumes.
*November 21 is a sensory-friendly performance, designed to increase accessibility for people on the autism spectrum.
February 26 - February 27Our award-winning mixed repertory program features an eclectic mix of ballets that showcase the exciting range of dance as an expressive art form. This season, we’ll be featuring exhilarating group dances along with some of the most memorable works created for the Going Solo film series. See live performances of Erika Overturff’s Art Deco delight The Bee‘s Knees… Ray Mercer’s eerie and evocative Ghost Light… Ann Reinking and Dylis Croman’s staging of Bob Fosse’s electrifying Trumpet Solo from ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’ … and more!
April 02As a fitting finale, rediscover the spirit of a time like no other – when young G.I. Joes and Rosie the Riveters gave their all to save the world, then threw away their cares to the beat of big bands and the exhilaration of swing dancing. You’ll be swept away as a guy, a girl, and their friends flirt, kick up their heels, fall in love, and most of all… Swing, Swing, Swing! Created by celebrated Chicago choreographer and showman Harrison McEldowney, this exuberantly unforgettable work was American Midwest Ballet’s very first production. Now, it’s back to help us all rediscover the joy of dance… of music… and of swing!