The Magic of the Nutcracker

Tickets for the 30th Anniversary Production of "The Magic of the Nutcracker" are now on sale!

Tickets for Genesee Theatre performances may be purchased online through Ticketmaster or at the Genesee Theatre box office in Waukegan.  

Tickets for Libertyville High School performances may be purchased through the Dancenter North office during regular business hours in person or by phone.


Saturday, December 8 - Genesee Theatre - 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm
ORCHESTRA    $36.00
MAIN                 $28.00
BALCONY         $23.00
MAIN REAR       $15.00

Tickets for performances at The Genesee Theatre may be purchased via Ticketmaster or the Genesee Theatre box office beginning 10/19/18.

Saturday, December 15 - Libertyville HS - 10:30 am - "Clara's Dream" (a 60-minute abbreviated performance)
ORCHESTRA   $15.00
MAIN                $12.00
BALCONY        $12.00
"Clara's Special Party" - $20.00   SOLD OUT!
"Clara's Special Party" is an onstage meet & greet experience with the performers and includes photo opportunities and goody bags. Party tickets are limited and must be purchased in addition to a performance ticket. Each party ticket admits one child and up to two chaperones.

Saturday & Sunday, December 15 & 16 - Libertyville HS - 3:00 pm
ORCHESTRA    $36.00
MAIN                 $28.00
BALCONY         $23.00
MAIN REAR       $15.00

Tickets for performances at Libertyville High School may be purchased in person or over the phone via the Dancenter North office during regular business hours beginning 10/19/18.

Studio West Photography is the official photographer for Dancenter North.


GIRL SCOUT TROOPS!  CLICK HERE to check out a special ticket offer!


SENIOR GROUPS!  CLICK HERE to view a special group ticket offer!


The largest and most lavish version of the holiday ballet in Lake County! Clara's dream has been brought to life in a beautiful production by Dancenter North that features over 100 performers, including internationally renowned guests artists.  For 29 years, "The Magic of the Nutcracker" has been Lake County's favorite version of the classic holiday ballet. 

Directed by Karen Sue Landrian, Created by Cheri Lindell, Studio West Photography





"A magical production - the sets and costumes are outstanding and the dancers exquisitely talented! I can't recommend this production highly enough! If you only see one show this holiday season, it should be Dancenter North's Magic of the Nutcracker!"  -Michelle Brown, 2016

"The Magic of the Nutcracker being presented by Dancenter North is a truly brilliant and dazzling spectacle of lavish costuming, precise and beautiful dancing, detailed and elaborate sets and magic. The large cast presents the story of the nutcracker in a two hour solid performance... I was completely awestruck at the beauty of this very professional production. A must see for the holidays."  -John Boss, 2016

"We started our annual Christmas Nutcracker tradition when our older daughter was 4; she is now 48.  We have moved throughout the US and Canada and have celebrated this tradition every year. When our grandchildren were old enough we included them for the next generation of tradition.  We have seen many different productions over these 44 years.  Yesterday... we took our family to see the Dancenter North production at Libertyville High School.  It was beautiful, the sets and scenery, the level of skill and dance from all of the performers, the Christmas Tree that 'grew'...every second was wonderful.  Congratulations to your staff, your actors and dancers, to the set designers, to the sound and lighting engineers.  All was perfect.  We left with smiles and happy hearts.  Thank you."   -Anonymous, 2015