Grades: 3-8

Running Time: 40 minutes

About: This delightful adaptation of the timeless holiday ballet features eight songs, dances and a script that are created especially for the young performer. This production will provide an opportunity for young people everywhere to experience the magical kingdom of the NUTCRACKER firsthand. The curtain opens on a Christmas Eve party at the home of Fritz and Marie. The gift of a tiny nutcracker from their Godfather causes a bit of a family disturbance but it is that very gift that starts us on our magical journey to the land of “sweet” dreams. At the stroke of midnight, the Nutcracker is transformed. He leads his army in a victorious encounter with the evil Mouse King after which he escorts Marie on an enchanted journey to Candy Meadow, Cookie County and the Kingdom of Sweets. They meet all sorts of interesting people on their travels: a Sugar Plum Fairy, the Russian Bakers, the Candy Flutes, Chinese Tea Dancers, beautiful Arabian Dancers and wonderful Waltzing Flowers. Let the dialogue and eight delightful songs whisk you away on this marvelous journey with Marie and the Nutcracker.

Kit Includes: Teacher/Director Guide, 20 student books, ShowTrax CD

 


Basic Details
Costume & Set Pieces:

Setting:

  • The living room of Fritz and Marie's home Door, Stage Right, downstage Doorway, Stage Left, downstage Bench, downstage, Stage Left Clothes tree, Stage Right, near the door Christmas tree and presents, Upstage Center
  • A brightly colored arch, Upstage Center outlined in twinkling Christmas tree lights. The arch has these words printed on it: THE KINGDOM OF SWEETS
  • The Brown Sugar Desert, midnight A palm tree, Downstage Right, dim lighting
  • The arch, Upstage Center, turned to the other side and lighted as before. The back side has these words printed on it: CANDY LAND, 


Director book has full costume and prop lists


Casting
Cast List:

Speaking Parts

  • Fritz, a handsome boisterous boy
  • Marie, his pretty, gentle younger sister
  • Judge Drosselmeier, the children's Godfather
  • The Nutcracker/Narrator A Child (one of the Candy Canes)
  • A Flower (one of the Garden Flowers) 

Ensemble

  • Dancers. Singers
  • The Mouse King
  • The Mouse Army
  • The Toy Soldiers' Army
  • The Sugar Plum Fairy (or Fairies)
  • The Arabs
  • The Russian Bakers
  • The Candy Canes
  • The Chinese Tea Party Dancers
  • The Candy Land Flowers 

Productions
Current:
  • Mountain View School, Alberta, Canada

Nutcracker

  • Product Code: HL 09970763
  • $122.94


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