The Nutcracker: A Holiday Musical

nutcrackerBook, Music, & Lyrics by Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark

Based on the E.T.A. Hofmann tale made universal by Tchaikovsky’s ballet, this musical theatre show tells the traditional story, but with an original twist. In this version, the children in the story, Marie and Fritz, are each given a special present from their uncle. Fritz receives a toy Mouse King and Marie receives a regal Nutcracker. Marie falls asleep and dreams of a magical place where dolls and toys come to life. She meets a variety of characters along the way, and they all create an enchanted story.


Suitable for all ages                     Running Time: 60 minutes

Cast of Principal Characters:


Lottie/Harp/Snow Princess/Sugar Plum Fairy

Fritz/Mouse King


Uncle Drosselmeyer


Clara, a doll


Servant # 1/Joe

Servant # 2/Jack-in-the-Box/Penguin/Arabian Dancer

Servant #3 Rocking Horse/Penguin/Areabian Dancer

nutcrackerThere are many memorable songs and performances from this production. – Lancaster Online, December 22, 2014.

Audiences looking for a colorful, musical holiday treat that’s perfect for the whole family should look no further than Lincolnshire. A lovely, magical treat that will appeal to every family member is waiting just off Milwaukee Road! – Chicago Theater Review, November 2016.

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Click here to listen to an audio excerpt from The Nutcracker: A Holiday Musical: Cory Goodrich sings “Christmas Is Coming Soon.”

© Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark 1991 – All rights reserved.

Licensing Information: To obtain performance rights, scores and scripts, please contact: or call 708-267-9257.