Hi friends!

If you waited to get tickets, you waited too long! The Buttcracker is officially sold out for our last show! The best advice we can give is to show up at the door, and if by 8pm there are tickets available, we will sell them at door price, $30. Thank you everyone who came to see the show this year, and we’ll see you all again next year!


Darling Shear to Direct and Choreograph The Buttcracker 2017!

Tom Boi Theatricals is proud to announce the return of THE BUTTCRACKER: A NUTCRACKER BURLESQUE at Uptown Underground, performed Wednesdays, November 28th, December 6th, 13th and 20th, at 8:00pm, under the new direction and choreography of long-time dancer, choreographer, and artist Darling Sheardarling-shear-crop.jpg

Darling Shear is a Chicago Native but has roots in Atlanta where Darling started dance training. Darling attended North Springs Charter School of the performing arts where Darling was trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz and African. Darling began dancing professionally right out of high school and in that time worked with many great choreographers. The highlights were working with Bubba Carr choreography/artistic director to Cher for 12yrs and counting, Rhonda Henriksen soloist with Hubbard Street and Twyla Tharp, Tracy Vogt former Philadanco dancer, Hinton Battle the Original Scarecrow from the broadway production of “The Wiz” and Lauri Stallings Hubbard street soloist and founder/artistic director of gloATL.

darling-4.jpgDarling moved back to Chicago the summer of 2011 to start Suna Dance a collaborative artist group and had the first performance in November of 2011. Darling, a freelance dancer/choreographer in the city, has worked with The Fly Honeys of the The Inconvenience, Body Cartography of Minneapolis, Links Hall, Victoria Bradford, Chicago AIDS Foundation, chances dances, no small plan productions, Slo’Mo, the Public hotel, Soho House Chicago, Growing Power inc., expo Chicago, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, the school of the art Institute,  Depaul museum, University of Chicago,  University of Illinois in Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago Film Archive, Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Salonathon, and Open TV beta.


Stay tuned for the official audition notice coming up in a few weeks!


You have landed on the homepage of the brand new Burlesque and Variety holiday spectacular, THE BUTTCRACKER: A Nutcracker Burlesque. Follow this site for audition information, press, pictures, tickets and more as we continue our work on an all-new Chicago tradition, performing November 29th, December 6th, 13th, and 20th at 8pm at Uptown Underground. Ticket info coming soon!