“Duke It Out! »Of the Music Institute combines classical and jazz versions of The Nutcracker on December 11
The Music Institute of Chicago brings back a holiday tradition with “Duke It Out! at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue.
Musical artists include Axiom Brass and the Music Institute Ensemble-in-Residence Quintet Attacca. Dance artists, organized by Dance Chicago, include Elevations Show Studio Company, Footprints Tap Ensemble, Forum Dance Theater, Gus Legacy Company, Plainfield Dance Academy and Wheatland Dance Theater; as well as individual dancers Altin Naska as Drosselmeyer, tap artists Tristan Bruns as Mouse King and Nico Rubio as Nutcracker, flamenco artist Sophia Sanchez and guest artists Antonio Rosario in the role of the rider and Julio Alexander in that of the Arab doll.
The show is family-friendly and lasts 60 minutes.
The Nichols Concert Hall is currently operating at full capacity, subject to future changes imposed by the State of Illinois, the Centers for Disease Control, and other local authorities. To ensure the safety of everyone on the site, the Institute of Music requires that, upon entry to an event, all visitors over the age of 11 present proof of their full COVID-19 vaccine status or a negative COVID PCR test performed within 48 hours of the day. of the event. Visitors who have recently traveled overseas are not allowed into the Nichols Concert Hall unless they show proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken three to five days after returning to the United States. The Institute of Music further requires that all visitors two years of age and older wear a nose and mouth mask for the duration of the event. Masks will be provided to those who do not have them. Anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the show, including fever, shortness of breath or cough, should not attend the event. Please note: All performers and on-site staff are fully vaccinated. Vaccinated performers and presenters are not required to wear masks on stage.