“Nuts & Bolts: 2014” Returns to Ruth Page Center for the Arts

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 10.22.37 AMThis coming Thanksgiving weekend, the Joel Hall Dancers & Center (JHDC) returns it’s critically acclaimed “Nuts & Bolts” dance extravaganza to the Chicago stage at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts — located at 1016 North Dearborn in Chicago.

Artistic Director Joel Hall’s lively reimagining of The Nutcracker has been hailed as “bold, street-smart, unabashedly joyful … and a holiday treat for the whole family.”

The 10th incarnation of this enduring holiday classic will also kick off JHDC’s exciting 40th Anniversary Celebration Season (2014/15.)

“Nuts & Bolts: 2014” will be performed on Saturday, November 29, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 30, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $40 — with discount rates available for students and seniors.

Tickets may be purchased online at nutsandbolts.brownpapertickets.com — or by calling the Ruth Page Box Office at 312-337-6543

This one-of-a-kind “Nutcracker” hops cultures and genres, fusing classic Tchaikovsky with Duke Ellington and house music. The show flows seamlessly from ballet to sassy struts, waltzes and jitterbugs. A delight for “Nutcracker” and non-“Nutcracker” types alike — “Nuts & Bolts: 2014″ is an updated version of what has become one of Chicago’s most popular holiday traditions since 1994, providing holiday entertainment for people of all ages, religions, and backgrounds.

These performances were made possible, in part, through the Ruth Page Center Subsidized Theater Rental Program

A Chicago-based non-profit — the mission of the Joel Hall Dancers & Center (JHDC) is to use the arts to enrich the lives of its community through dance performance & education. JHDC reaches out to our community — targeting those who may not otherwise be exposed to the arts — by providing dance classes along with local, national, & international showcase performances.