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The Nutcracker

Full-Length Musical, Dramatic Comedy  /  4f, 8m, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

The Nutcrackeris 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
    4f, 8m, 1boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Christmas/Holiday
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
Licence details
  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Details

Summary

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...

History

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

Cast Attributes
  • Features Children
  • Flexible casting
  • Roles for Children
Performing Groups
  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • Community Theatre
  • Youth/Camp Programs

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

  • Time Period Victorian (British and American)
  • Features Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions

Materials

Music Rentals

Concord offers a full suite of resources to help you put on the show of a lifetime!
5 Piano-Conductor
1 Keyboard
1 Drums/Percussion
1 Bass Guitar

Additional Material:
Performance tracks are available on request. Please contact your Licensing representative for more information.
5 Piano-Conductor

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Authors

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-ad ...
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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 ...
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