For the joy and love of the arts


Each year Performing Arts Limited is proud to put on our own production of “The Nutcracker Suite”. Our students actively try out and work hard to secure a spot in this special annual recital. “The Nutcracker” is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, and scored by Tchaikovsky. The libretto is adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. It’s première was at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on Sunday, 18 December 1892, which double-billed with Tchaikovsky’s opera, Iolanta. Tickets for this production go quickly, and may be purchased on our website. Browse the Nutcracker section to learn more about our recital, activities, ticketing information and location.

PAL’s 11th annual production of “The Nutcracker”
Presenting talented individuals from the Chicagoland Area and the Rogers Park Community.

Saturday, December 2nd - 2:00 pm
Sunday, December 3rd - 2:00 pm

The performance is located at:
Northside College Prep H.S.
5501 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL 60625

Ticket Information
Tickets are on sale in the box office Nov. 1st through the performance date.
Get your tickets today!

Girl Scouts Special

Girl Scouts Special

Performing Arts Limited believes in young girls’ dreams…and Girl Scouts.
Bring your troop of young dreamers to this very special holiday classic, featuring area Girl Scouts.

The Girl Scout Special resumes with our 2013 Nutcracker!
Exclusive Girl Scouts
Council Ticket Pricing*

$5 per ticket with purchase…View More »

Nutcracker Tea

Nutcracker Tea

The Tea continues its tradition in 2017! Join us for Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy!

Special little guests will enjoy stories, treats*, and make a Nutcracker keepsake craft. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes!


Guests will be seated at festively decorated tables where tea, hot chocolate, and fruit awaits them.…View More »

Tickets - Box Office

Tickets - Box Office

Tickets may be purchased online or in-person at the studio box office. See below for box office hours at the studio.

The performance is recommended for Guests ages 3 and up.
To comply with City of Chicago Fire Codes, strollers are not permitted in the Foyer or Auditorium.


Tickets can be purchased online at the…View More »



PAL Offers many sponsorship opportunities and we are always excited and welcome new sponsors for our production.

Performing Arts Limited offers classes to children and adults in dance, voice, music and acting to hundreds of students. Katie Kinyon, Director of Performing Arts Limited, is producing the beloved family classic The Nutcracker…View More »

Location Information

Location Information

PAL’s Nutcracker shows are held at the Northside College Prep High School - 5501 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL 60625.

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Client Testimonials

My daughter Samantha has been taking dance and acting lessons at Performing Arts Limited for 7 years. She loves it there, and so do I. Katie the Director and the rest of the staff are extremely talented and their love for teaching children beams with each lesson. Samantha has learned ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, lyrical dance, and acting. She even had instruction in African dancing during summer dance camp. She currently takes 8 classes a week and has developed quite a love for the arts. Katie really supports Samantha's goals in her quest to be a triple threat- dancer, actor & singer. Samantha has already been in a commercial, a print add and a few Columbia College student films. I attribute much of her success to the training, encouragement, and direction she has received at Performing Arts Limited. Samantha recently asked me "What exactly is Katie to me? A teacher, a mentor, or a friend, I answered all three! Performing Arts Limited is professional but also has a definite family feel. I would highly recommend it for Dance, Music Lessons, or Acting."
- Laura
Our oldest daughter started taking creative movement when she was 4 years old and today at the age of 13 she has continued to grow as PAL has grown and now enjoys voice and piano. Our youngest daughter currently loves her dance classes and the yearly recitals are always a highlight. The faculty are outstanding performers and artists in their own right and work well with children - a hard combination to find. We have enjoyed birthday parties at the studio and have many great memories over the years. We have grown to feel that PAL is a part of our family and will continue to recommend it to our friends and family."
- Jeff and Trish


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