The Nutcracker

by  Jenifer Toksvig, David Perkins

Full Length Musical  /  12boy(s), 12girl(s)

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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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    12boy(s), 12girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Christmas/Holiday
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

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...

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Casting

12boy(s), 12girl(s)
GODFATHER DROSSELMEYER
CLARA, around 12
FRITZ, Clara's younger brother
MARIE, Clara's doll
CAPTAIN FREDERIC, leader of the Russian soldiers
SUGARPLUM FAIRY
THE NUTCRACKER
MOUSE KING
MOUSE QUEEN
GINGERBREAD MEN, MOUSES, TOYS (Optional)
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Cast Attributes

  • Features Children

Casting Notes

Large, flexible cast

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

Music Material Rental Packages Glyphs / UI / Tooltip

Full Package

Piano Conductor Score
Keyboard
Bass Guitar
Drums/Percussion
Backing tracks are also available. 

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Authors

Jenifer Toksvig

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

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David Perkins

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 lyricis ...

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