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Joffrey Ballet cancels all remaining performances of ‘The Nutcracker’ due to COVID

In a post on its website, the Joffrey revealed it had identified another breakthrough case of COVID-19 within the company ranks.

The Joffrey Ballet production of “The Nutcracker”
The Joffrey Ballet production of “The Nutcracker.”
Cheryl Mann

The Joffrey Ballet on Thursday announced it is canceling all remaining performances of “The Nutcracker” due to COVID.

In a post on its website, the company revealed it had identified another breakthrough case of COVID-19 within the company ranks.

“Though the case was isolated, we feel it is in the best and safest interests of our company artists, children’s cast members, musicians, students, production crew, and audience members to cancel the remaining performances of “The Nutcracker,” which were scheduled through December 26,” the company’s statement read, in part.

The canceled performances include:

  • 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 23
  • 2 p.m. Dec. 24
  • 1 and 6 p.m. Dec. 26

Affected ticket holders for these performances can opt for a refund, a credit to their Joffrey account or a tax-deductible donation to The Joffrey Ballet Annual Fund. Check here for more information.

The move is the latest by Chicago-area theater productions forced to cancel performances due to COVID outbreaks among the casts and crews. Earlier this week, the Goodman Theatre announced it was suspending performances of “A Christmas Carol” through Dec. 24 due to COVID.