The Women’s Board of The Joffrey Ballet presents the 16th Annual Nutcracker Family Dinner which will be held on Sunday, December 8th, 2013 at the beautiful and historic Standard Club (320 S. Plymouth Court).
The enchanting experience will feature entertainment for children and adults alike, a delicious family-friendly dinner, and of course, a thrilling matinee performance of Robert Joffrey’s holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Audience members will revel in the unforgettable holiday tradition complete with brilliant costumes, larger than life scenery, entrancing storytelling and Tchaikovsky’s iconic score.
Co-chaired by Women’s Board members, Laura Kofoid and Carol Stone, the delightful event begins at 2:00 pm with The Joffrey’s performance ofThe Nutcracker at the Auditorium Theatre. Following the ballet, guests will be whisked away on festive trolleys to The Standard Club of Chicago for cocktails, lively entertainment and dazzling “Activity Stations” the entire family can enjoy.
At 6:00 pm, guests will be seated in the Grand Ballroom for a delicious holiday meal, but will be encouraged to eat dessert first—as is customary in the “Land of Sweets.” DJ Brad Blumenthal and Energy Productions will get everyone moving with music, dancing, games, and contests throughout the night.
Each child who attends the event will receive a special gift from Michaels and a tote bag to store all their swag.
Event tickets include the matinee performance on Sunday, December 8th of Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 East Congress Parkway) and entry to The Standard Club following the performance.
Transportation via trolley will be available from the theater to The Standard Club for dinner guests’ convenience following the performance.
Tables are available for groups of ten and range from $3,850 to $25,000. Tables $7,500 and up include exciting benefits before, during and after the event on December 8th. Please visit www.Joffrey.org/NutDinner for more information.
About the Nutcracker Family Dinner
Often described as Chicago’s “family event of the season,” and now in its 16th year, the Nutcracker Family Dinner continues to be an essential fundraising event for The Joffrey Ballet’s productions as well as the Joffrey’s Community Engagement programs, which are dedicated to sharing the art of dance with thousands of children each year, regardless of income. This yearly event will kick off the holiday season and offer a remarkable day for families and children from toddlers to teens. For more information regarding ticket or donation inquiries, please contact Julia Doherty, Director of Special Events, at 312.386.8921 or nutdinner [at] joffrey [dot] org.
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