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


The King sends the Nutcracker on his quest.

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Godfather Drosselmeyer


Godfather Drosselmeyer arrives to give gifts to the children.

The Great Voyage Begins


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

Crossing the River of Rose Petals


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

The Arrival at Candy Meadow


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