“Leave the kiddos at home and enjoy the bite of this burlesque variety show inspired by the classic holiday tale.”
~ Time Out Chicago

Clara is an office admin, delegated by her boss to throw the office holiday party. But when she hires Drosselmeyer, an over-the-top nightlife performer who quite literally shocks the pants off her colleagues, she loses her job and her sexy confidence.

Determined to help her realize her sensual self once more, Drosselmeyer gives her the gift of a Buttcracker…with something special lodged in the mouth! Thus begins her hallucinogenic trip to the Naughty List Nightclub in the Land of the Sweets where she battles rats, saves her Buttcracker and the Sugar Bum Fairy, and remembers that body and sex positivity are to be celebrated!

Highlighting the world of burlesque, boylesque, magic, sword balancing, circus, dance, and more, celebrating seven years as one of Chicago’s favorite alternative holiday shows!

The Buttcracker will return in 2023!