The Magic of the Nutcracker

2019 Production of "The Magic of the Nutcracker" 


Friday, December 6 ~ Genesee Theatre, Waukegan

10:00 am (School Show)

7:00 pm

Saturday, December 14 ~ Libertyville High School

10:30 am ("Clara's Dream")

3:00 pm

Sunday, December 15 ~ Libertyville High School

3:00 pm



Tickets for Performances at The Genesee Theatre

Genesee Theatre Box Office - 203 N Genesee St, Waukegan

Ticketmaster - 1.800.982.2787 or


Tickets for Performances at Libertyville High School

Dancenter North - 5410 Grand Avenue, Gurnee - 847.367.7970




Full-length performances at The Genesee Theatre and Libertyville High School



BALCONY       $23

MAIN REAR    $15


"Clara's Dream" at Libertyville High School



BALCONY       $12


"Clara's Special Party" at Libertyville High School

After the 10:30 am performance of "Clara's Dream", join us onstage for an exclusive party with Clara and her friends!

*$20 per child (includes party admission for up to two adult chaperones)

*Clara's Special Party ticket does not include admission to the performance.  Attendees must purchase a ticket for the show separately.






Studio West Photography is the official photographer for Dancenter North.


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