The Magic of the Nutcracker

The Magic of the Nutcracker celebrates 35 years!


2023 Libertyville HS Performances

December 9 @ 10:30a "Clara's Dream"

December 9, 10 @ 3:00p

Tickets now on sale!  *digital sales only

Need assistance?  Please call 847-367-7970


2023 Genesee Theatre Performances

December 21, 22 @ 6:30p

Tickets now on sale!


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 35 years, "The Magic of the Nutcracker" has been Lake County's favorite version of the classic holiday ballet. 


Directed by Stacy Joy Keller; 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

"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.  We left with smiles and happy hearts."   -Anonymous, 2015