See the Hip Hop Nutcracker This Christmas

As we move further and further into the holiday season, the list of holiday events grows longer and longer. However, you can only watch ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ and ‘Elf’ so many times before you start looking for something different to try. Luckily, the Rosemont Theater in Chicago has just the show for you. Come out on Friday, December 09, 2016 at 7:30 pm to see the Hip Hop Nutcracker. Here is everything that you need to know.

The Nutcracker

For those who have not seen The Nutcracker, it is a ballet that was first performed in St. Petersburg all the way back in 1892. Although the play wasn’t generally well-received at first, it began growing in popularity in the 1960s, and it is now one of the most popular plays (especially holiday plays) in the theater today. It is most famous for its score, which was written by Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky.

The Hip-Hop Nutcracker

The hip-hop version is a mash-up that was designed for the entire family. The classic score by Tchaikovsky was re-imagined with highly entertaining hip-hop choreography. There will be a dozen talented hip-hop dancers on stage, along with a DJ and an electric violin.

For those looking to experience something a little bit different this Christmas season, consider attending the hip-hop version of The Nutcracker!

Hip Hop Nutcracker
Photo By Ginny Lacey Gorman

Scenic Drives In Illinois To Take This Autumn

Scenic Drives In Illinois

When the seasons change in Illinois, there’s beauty to appreciate everywhere. If you want to really experience it, you should hop in your car for some beautiful scenic drives.

Great River Road

Great River Road follows the gorgeous and powerful Mississippi River and stretches along the western border of Illinois for over 550 miles, giving you a gorgeous view of the foliage.

Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway

Why visit a single river when you can check out three? Coast along this road where the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois Rivers all come together. You can follow it all the way up to Grafton, where it ends at a beautiful state park!

Illinois Route 66 Scene Byway

Get your kick on Route 66 and catch some scenic beauty along with a piece of history. Besides the beauty, there are tons of unique and fun attractions along the way.

Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive

If you want to be enveloped on both sides by beautiful fall foliage, Spoon River Valley is the drive for you. It curves through the woods and provides many things to enjoy along the way, including food, entertainment, and flea markets.

So hop in your Honda and take on these beautiful drives this fall!