The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Conceived by John Mauceri, this new work is a re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s holiday favorite, "The Nutcracker." Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 book, Alan Cumming recounts the origin story of how a prince got put into a nutcracker. Unlike the ballet, we also learn what happens when the young girl grows up, having saved the prince, and what they are doing today.

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The Nutcracker's Quest

04:50

The King sends the Nutcracker on his quest.



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Godfather Drosselmeyer

00:35

Godfather Drosselmeyer arrives to give gifts to the children.

The Great Voyage Begins

01:48

The beginning of the journey to the Capital City. Alan Cumming narrates.

Crossing the River of Rose Petals

01:34

Alan Cumming narrates the crossing of the river of rose petals toward the Capital City.

The Arrival at Candy Meadow

01:52

The arrival at Candy Meadow is accompanied by the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy."