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The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque©


Chicago’s favorite alternative holiday show returns in 2022!

“…fun that just keeps on going!” ~ Buzznews.net


[a] gender-fluid body-positive manifesto!” ~ Windy City Times


“a completely inappropriate tale of unimaginable naughtiness!” ~ Urban Matter

A combination fairy tale and exotic trip down the rabbit hole with the best of Chicago’s nightlife entertainment!

A twist on the original story and a live event not to be missed!

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

Come follow Clara and her Buttcracker on a wild hallucinogenic trip from a boring-AF holiday party to the Land of Sweets where they battle rats, save the day, and learn that body and sex positivity are to be celebrated!

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

The 2020 Virtual Holiday Show Trailer

Photo credit: Eric Strom, Glitter Guts Photography