Emerald City Theatre Company's smash hit musical A Nutcracker Christmas is Chicago's newest seasonal tradition for families. Boasting a book by Jeff Award-winning playwright G. Riley Mills, and a toe-tapping kiddie rock score by Ralph Covert of Ralph's World and Bad Examples fame, the show is back for its second year. When a spunky boy named Fritz is left home alone on Christmas Eve a magical night of adventure ensues. Encountering a brave Nutcracker, mischievous Sugar Plum Fairies, a rock star Mayor of Toy Town, a sweet ballerina, and of course, the evil Mouse King, Fritz must save the day. Luckily, he's a level-22 player of Mouse Hunter 5000. A Nutcracker Christmas is best suited for ages 3 and up. All kids receive a special kid-sized program, and get to meet the actors after the show. Additional Schedule Information: There is no 10:30 AM show on Saturdays, November 18 & 25. In addition to the regular 1:00 PM show, 10:30 AM shows are scheduled for Sundays, December 3, 10 & 17. Additional 10:15 AM shows are scheduled for Wednesdays, December 13 & 20. On Sundays, December 24 and 31 a 10:30 AM show replaces the regularly scheduled 1:00 PM show. On Thursday, December 28 and Friday, December 29, performances are scheduled for 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM. There is no 1:00 PM show on Saturday, December 30.