The Nutcracker

Ballet Chicago is bringing its own rendition of “The Nutcracker” to the Athenaeum Theatre in Lakeview this holiday season. It debuts on Dec. 7 and runs through Dec. 16. (Xiaoyi Liu/MEDILL)

Ballet Chicago is bringing its own rendition of “The Nutcracker” to the Athenaeum Theatre in Lakeview this holiday season from Dec. 7 through Dec. 16. (Xiaoyi Liu/MEDILL)

Ballet Chicago is bringing its own rendition of “The Nutcracker” to the Athenaeum Theatre in Lakeview this holiday season. It debuts on Dec. 7 and runs through Dec. 16. (Xiaoyi Liu/MEDILL)