The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque was named Most Meaningful Alternative Production
by The Life and Times of Rikki Lee Travolta and LifeandTimes.biz!

“Conceived by Jaq Seifert, The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque is an absolutely delightful way to enjoy the traditions of the holidays in a totally creative manner with a fun, adult twist. Like the traditional Nutcracker ballet, The Buttcracker is a story told through dance. In fact, it follows the same storyline as the traditional ballet, but with some added creative flourishes that include some suggestive themes. It also includes an interlude of some of the best burlesque acts you’ll ever have the chance to see – ranging from legends of the industry to new talents taking the art in new and modern directions. The music is fun. The costumes are beautiful. And the performers are fabulous.”

Thank you so much for this honor!

The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque

Thursday’s, Friday’s, Saturday’s
8pm Cocktail Hour (9pm Show)

Sunday’s
3pm Cocktail Hour (4pm Show)

December 1st-31st, 2022
Greenhouse Theater Center, Chicago, IL

Tickets on sale now!

The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque is a 21+ performance to drink, but 18+ to enter. ID’s will be checked at the door.


Artwork by Zia Lightning Designs

Click here to check out our 2022 Cast!