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Full Length Musical
The Nutcracker is a magical musical play for young people, inspired by E. T. A. Hoffman's The Nutcracker and The Mouse King.
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Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Christmas/Holiday
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Childhood, Fairy Tales
Appropriate for all audiences
Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary
It's Christmas: the best time of year for toys and stories. But all over the world, the magic of Make Believe is fading. Only the toys know the truth: the Queen and King of mouses have stolen the Christmas Star and used its magic to turn the Prince of Make Believe into a wooden Nutcracker. Can Clara and her brother Fritz bring the Nutcracker back to life, help him defeat the House of Mouse, and restore him to the throne? First, they must believe...
Large, flexible cast
David works as a composer, pianist, MD and music arranger. His specialization is writing and collaborating on musicals for the youth/schools market and shows aimed at young/family orientated audiences. Published works include Shake Ripple & Roll, Pandemonium! (a Greek Myth-adventure) and Skool & Crossbones with lyricist Jenifer Toksvig. Also adaptations of The Nutcracker, The Selfish Giant, The ... view full profile
Jenifer Toksvig writes musical theatre for storytellers of all ages. With composer David Perkins, she has written several shows for young people to perform, including The Curious Quest for the Sandman's Sand, Skool & Crossbones, Shake, Ripple & Roll, Pandemonium (a Greek Myth-adventure) and their latest title, The Nutcracker, all developed with director Julia Black and the youth ... view full profile
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