Arts and Music

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.

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

1h 24m

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.

Episodes

  • The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

    1h 24m

    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.

Extras + Features

  • Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer

    30s

    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.

  • The Nutcracker's Quest: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Nutcracker's Quest

    4m 50s

    The King sends the Nutcracker on his quest to find the crackerjack nut. The journey takes him across Europe with the orchestra to herald the arrival in each grand location. Alan Cumming narrates.

  • Crossing the River of Rose Petals: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crossing the River of Rose Petals

    1m 34s

    Alan Cumming narrates the crossing of the river of rose petals toward the Capital City. This music will be familiar to audiences as "The Waltz of the Flowers"

  • The Arrival at Candy Meadow: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Arrival at Candy Meadow

    1m 52s

    The arrival at Candy Meadow is accompanied by the familiar "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from the original ballet. Alan Cumming narrates.

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