Art on the Mart returns with Joffrey's 'The Nutcracker'

Show projected on Merchandise Mart in River North

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Art on the Mart returns with Joffrey's 'The Nutcracker'
Art on the Mart returns to Chicago Thursday with Joffrey's "The Nutcracker."

CHICAGO (WLS) -- This year some of the holiday classics will be celebrated in a different way.

That includes "The Nutcracker."

The iconic ballet will be displayed on the Merchandise Mart Thursday night, with the return of "Art on the Mart."

Ashley Wheater, artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet, joined ABC 7 Chicago Thursday to talk about it.

"Art on theMART is the perfect opportunity to bring 'The Nutcracker' to the city of Chicago," Wheater said.

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The virtual Nutcracker will be streamed nightly from 7 until 7:30 p.m. through Dec. 30.

It will be livestreamed Thursday on the Art on the Mart Facebook page.

From Dec. 1-31, visitors can stream the Emmy-winning PBS documentary "Making a New American Nutcracker" via the Joffrey's website. The 2017 documentary, narrated by actress Neve Campbell, reveals the inner workings of the Joffrey creative team -- from rewriting the story to the making of elaborate puppets to the choreographic process.