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Nutcracker, The - Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy

Nutcracker, The

David Perkins, Jenifer Toksvig

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Full Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy

8m, 4f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780573180231

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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Description

Full Length Musical

Dramatic Comedy

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

90 minutes

Time Period - Victorian (British and American)

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Youth/Camp Programs

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...

First performed at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, UK on 6th December 2012

Characters

CASTING

8m, 4f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Features Children, Flexible casting, Roles for Children

CASTING NOTES

LARGE CAST

GODFATHER DROSSELMEYER* (m)
CLARA (f)
FRITZ (m)
MARIE* (f)
CAPTAIN FREDERIC* (m)
SUGARPLUM FAIRY* (f)
THE NUTCRACKER* (m)
MOUSE KING* (m)
MOUSE QUEEN* (f)
3 GINGERBREAD MEN* (m)

CHORUS OF 'MOUSES'

TOYS (Optional)

*Could be played by older children or adults

Rental Materials

Piano / Vocal Score

2nd Keyboard

Bass Guitar

Drums

Backing Tracks

Author(s)
David Perkins

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 lyricist Jenifer Toksvig. Also adaptations of The Nutcracker, The Selfish Giant, The ... view full profile

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, Skool & Crossbones, Shake, Ripple & Roll, Pandemonium (a Greek Myth-adventure) and their latest title, The Nutcracker, all developed with director Julia Black and the youth ... view full profile

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