It is Christmas eve and Clara and Fritz's parents are throwing their annual holiday party. The mysterious guest, the toymaker Herr Drosselmeyer, arrives with life-size dancing dolls to entertain the family and their guests, but he saves his most special gift for his god-daughter Clara, a nutcracker doll. That night, the tree begins to grow, the toy soldiers and the Mouse King have a battle, and Clara's nutcracker turns into a handsome prince.
This child-friendly adaptation of the complete ballet score is given a beautiful retelling of the story by Jim Weiss, America's premiere storyteller.
- Ballet students
- Families going to The Nutcracker ballet
- Lovers of Tchaikovsky's music
- Jim Weiss fans
This one-hour version of the world's most famous ballet - where Clara receives a nutcracker for Christmas and wonderful things begin to happen - will delight young and old alike.