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Joffrey’s lavish but ‘overpressured’ Nutcracker returns

The Joffrey’s 2016, $4 million commissioned production of Christopher Wheeldon’s Nutcracker returns to the Auditorium for another season. As spectacle, there is surely no more lavish rendition of the holiday classic. Set in Chicago around the time of the Columbian Exposition, the production includes Polish folk dances to a thinned-out, brassier arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s score in Act […]