It's the season of shindigs, and cast members of the House Theatre's The Nutcracker are dressed to celebrate.
(From left to right) On Joey Steakley Dear Creatures shirt, $88 at Sofia; jeans, $40 at H&M (22 N State St, 312-263-3614); tie, $68 at Brooklyn Industries (1426 N Milwaukee Ave, 773-360-8182); cable knit hoodie by From the Big Blue Bike, $228; Timberland shoes, $350, both at Connect (1330 N Milwaukee Ave, 312-772-3057).
On Carolyn Defrin Twinkle by Wenlen black dress, $305 at Trillium (1744 W Division St, 773-698-8162); gold necklace, $78 at Sofia (72 E Oak St, 312-640-0878), black pumps by Michael Antonio, $49 at Akira Footwear (122 S State St, 312-346-3034); fishnet stockings, stylist’s own.
On Carla Kessler Green 1950’s party dress, $225; vintage gloves, $67 both at Sofia.
On Chance Bone Chambray shirt, $25 at H&M; Academic tweed pants, $88 at Brooklyn Industries; red plaid bowtie, $8 at H&M; Timberland boots, $295 at Connect; belt, stylist’s own.
The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St (773-251-2195). El: Blue to Division. Bus: 9, 56, 70. $25, students $10. Thu–Sat 8pm; Sun 7pm. Through Dec 26. The House remounts its 2007 musical version of the E.T.A. Hoffmann tale, without ballet but with sugarplum fairies and the evil Rat King, and also a score by Kevin O’Donnell.