loading

1-866-598-8449

Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 9pm EST Sat & Sun 1pm to 8pm EST

Night at the Nutcracker, A - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Night at the Nutcracker, A

Billy Van Zandt, Jane Milmore, Ed Alton

Customer Rating: starstarstarstarstar (Rate this!)

Full Length Musical, Comedy

7m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573652387

Book & Lyrics by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore
Music by Ed Alton
“Tchaikovsky must be rolling in his grave…with laughter! No one who ever sees A Night at the Nutcracker is likely to take the actual ballet seriously ever again!” - Two River Times

More Information Below:

Description | Characters | Rental Materials | Media | Author(s) | Reviews
$8.95
: Acting Edition
$8.99
ePlay

Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.


Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Farce, Christmas/Holiday, Period

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1930s

Settings Of Play - The Park Avenue mansion of Constance Stuffington, NYC, 1933

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Winner! 2002 Newark Star-Ledger's Best Musical of the Year
Winner! 2002 Newark Star-Ledger's Best Book of a Musical
Nominee! 2002 Newark Star-Ledger's Best Score of a Musical
With book and lyrics by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, and music by Ed Alton (and, of course, Tchaikovsky), the hilarity ensues when the world’s greatest detective, Felix T. Filibuster comes to the rescue of dowager patron of the arts Constance Stuffington, whose fortune has been swindled away. With the help of Pepponi, the Italian butler, and Pinchie, the silent butler, can Felix T save the opening night of the city’s Nutcracker ballet in time?

REVIEWS

“Tchaikovsky must be rolling in his grave…with laughter! No one who ever sees A Night at the Nutcracker is likely to take the actual ballet seriously ever again!” - Two River Times 

“The movie the Marx Bros. never made, but should have! This new musical makes for a zany night! Van Zandt and Milmore have a wintertime perennial! It’s terrific! Perfect holiday fun for the whole family! The best musical of the year!” - The Star Ledger

Characters

CASTING

7m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Plus two Dancers

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

PEPPONI
NIKOLAI RASPUTIN
PINCHIE
CONSTANCE STUFFINGTON
EDIE
EDDIE
CLYDE RATCHETTE
ILONA
FELIX T. FILIBUSTER
SEAMUS MCRILEY O’REILLY
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Easy

13 Piano/Vocal Scores

1 Piano/Conductor Score
Woodwind I (Flute, Alto Sax)
Woodwind II (Oboe, Tenor Sax)
Woodwind III (Clarinet Bb, Alto Sax)
Woodwind IV (Bassoon)
Horn in F
Trumpet I
Trumpet II
Trombone
Harp
Percussion I
Percussion II
Piano
Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Cello
Bass

Full Score Available Upon Request (Additional Fees Apply)

Rehearsal and Performance Accompaniment CD Available (Additional Fees Apply)
Song Samples

Overture

Because I Love You So

Three Cheers for Filibuster

Felix Filibuster

Down In Rio

In Darkest Africa

Entr'-Acte

Christmas Is You

Nutcracker Ballet Medley

Curtain Call

Videos
  • Clips from A Night at the Nutcracker

Author(s)
Billy Van Zandt

Billy Van Zandt

Billy Van Zandt is a writer, director, producer, actor, and comedian. After starring in a series of his own plays (If you've never seen this clown at work, you should be ashamed of yourself - Asbury Park Press), Billy made his feature film debut in Jaws 2.  The success of his comedies (written with partner Jane Milmore) brought him to the attention of Bob Newhart, who hired him as a writer ... view full profile

Jane Milmore

Jane Milmore

Jane Milmore began her career as an actress. After starring in several national TV commercials, she appeared in the TV shows Anything But Love and Sydney, as well as guest-starring on Bless This House, Newhart, Martin, The Hughley’s, and The Wayans Bros. Jane also appeared in the television movies If Things Were Different, Desperate Lives, A Cry for Love, and the film A Wake in Providence. Jane ... view full profile

Ed Alton

Ed Alton

Ed Alton’s music has maintained a constant presence on prime time TV for nearly 30 years. To date, he has composed scores for over 530 episodes of 31 different prime time network TV series. For 21 of those series he also composed the Main Title themes. Daily Variety recognized Alton as one of TV’s top theme composers when it listed him as #5 among Nielsen’s Top 90’s TV Themesters. His career has ... view full profile

Other Ed Alton titles:

Now Playing
Loading
Producer
City
State
Opening
Closing
Reviews
Jon Nordgren 3/9/2013 3:43 PM
Our company just finished a highly successful run of Night At The Nutcracker. Our houses averaged 87% and we even made money. The reviews were stellar and word of mouth filled our final week.
The show is typical of the Marx Bros movies with the addition of some great, but stylistically appropriate new music including a good portion of the actual Nutcracker. Of course you have to find the 3 Marx Bros in your cast which can be difficult, but we found a great cast without a single AEA.
Check out our website for some reviews and photos of our production:
www.cabrillostage.com

You May Also Like

See all

Customers Also Bought