A magical, musical for young people inspired by E.T.A Hoffman's
"The Nutcracker and the Mouse King"...
Book & Lyrics: Jenifer Toksvig
Music: David Perkins
60 mins (optional interval)
8m, 4f, 1m/f + flexible chorus with speaking parts
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...
Primary/Elementary School, Middle School, Secondary/High School, Amateur/Community Theatre, Youth/Camp Programs
PHOTOS FROM THE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION
SAMPLE SOME OF THE SONGS...
Once Upon a Time
The Royal Prince of Make Believe
We Stick Together