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About The Buttcracker

This burlesque-cabaret meets ballet-extravaganza is a combination fairy tale and exotic trip down the rabbit hole with the best of Chicago’s nightlife entertainment.

A twist on the original story and an event not to be missed, highlighting the world of burlesque, boylesque, magic, sword balancing, circus, dance, and more! Come follow Clara and her Buttcracker on a wild hallucinogenic trip from a boring-AF holiday party to the Land of Sweets where she battles rats, saves the day, and learns that body and sex positivity are to be celebrated. One part parody, one part variety show, and altogether fun! Leave the kids at home and enjoy a night out for the most raucous holiday show in town.

"The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque" subverts the classic holiday ballet to promote diversity in body, gender expression, sexuality, and race. The show utilizes the platform of parody to encourage audiences to imagine a more inclusive world, redefining the art of the tease through an alternative take on burlesque.

Run Time

1hr 15min (No Intermission)

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Age

This show is 18 and up.

The Den Theatre

1331 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

12/5 - 12/26

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