26 N Williams Street Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Raue Center and Engage Dance Theatre present

THE NUTCRACKER | Engage Dance Academy | Sunday, December 18, 2022 | 5:00 PM

All Ages
Sunday, December 18
Doors: 4:30pm Show: 5pm
$18 to $30
Join Clara at her annual Christmas Eve party at the Staulbaum house enjoying a night full of celebration, dancing, and magic!


Join Clara at her annual Christmas Eve party at the Staulbaum house enjoying a night full of celebration, dancing, and magic! As the party comes to a close Clara sneaks downstairs to find her precious new Nutcracker doll and falls asleep dreaming of her wonderful evening. Clara, startled awake by a group of mischievous mice, takes on an exciting journey with Drosselmeyer and her precious Nutcracker.

Battling a life-size mouse Queen, slipping & sliding with snowmen & dazzling Snow Queen, and then flying off on an enchanted crystal sleigh to meet the Queen of the Angels, Clara visits the Land of Sweets in an adventure not to be missed this holiday season! 

The Nutcracker is co-produced by Engage Dance Academy and Raue Center For The Arts.

Engage Dance Academy is a premier dance academy owned & operated by Courtney & Marc Petrocci, former professional dancers at the Milwaukee Ballet. Bringing professional caliber dance training to McHenry County for dancers ages 18 months-Adult. Engage is a triple track dance studio offering dance classes for all levels and offers an award-winning competition team for those dancers looking to compete in Chicago based competitions as well as an Open Division for dancers looking for a wide variety of weekly classes ranging from baby ballet, jazz, hip hop, and Aerial Silks & Tumbling.

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Updated safety policy 5.23.22: Masks are no longer required for most shows, but are recommended. Some protocols may vary by event. Please visit https://www.rauecenter.org/covid/ for details. Questions? Please contact our Box Office at 815-356-9212; boxoffice@rauecenter.org.

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