Kraft Great Kids Concert: Ruth Page Civic Ballet
Event Info: (847) 266-5100 ravinia.org
Trace the roots of this enduring local Nutcracker back to original choreographer Ruth Page, a Chicago dance icon who premiered it in 1965. It plays two shows this year in Elgin; arrive at 1pm for a preshow tea party and gourmet snacks on either day, with reservations (required) made in advance. The RPCB (formerly Civic Ballet of Chicago) production repeats Dec 15 and 16 at the James Lumber Center in Grayslake.