Nutcracker! The Musical is a story of magic, far away places, fairy tale kingdoms, of love, friendship, family and most importantly imagination. With a modern musical score influenced by Tchaikovsky's famous ballet, this fresh new look at the original Nutcracker story will enchant audiences of all ages.

Teenage Marie is too old to play with dolls but there's something intriguing about the nutcracker given to her by her old Uncle Drosselmeir. He seems lost in time.

Long ago in the fairy tale kingdom of Chronenburg, the beautiful Princess Pirlipat has been magically disfigured by the evil Mouseyrinks, Queen of the Mice. King Wilhelm enlists the help of the mystical Royal Clockmaker to break the curse. Will a little magic and a lot of imagination be enough to discover the secret of the nutcracker and rescue the people of Chronenburg from the clutches of Mouseyrinks' spell?

Nutcracker! The Musical is written by multiple Emmy Award-winner Nancy Holson, with orchestrations by Bruce Kiesling and Paul Rigano and directed by David Rigano. It has been developed at the Pleasance, Islington and the Westchester Sandbox Theatre. This new twist on an old favorite promises to delight the senses, tickle your funnybone, and leave you singing along.

Monday December 5 at 6:00pm,
Tuesday December 6 at 1:00pm and 4:30pm

at Pearl Studios, room 1204, 500 8th Avenue.

For reservations, email

Praise for Nutcracker! The Musical

"Ambitious and impactful,"
British Theatre

"Nancy Holson has actually done a fantastic job of finding lyrics to fit into the music and in producing a book that really draws the audience in and keeps hold of until the final note,"
Terry Eastham

“Nutcracker! The Musical is a superbly great show that keeps its audience entertained from start to finish… the combination of music, words and story work really well together and the show itself is a wonderful take on the old traditional story that provides something for adults and children alike and will leave you feeling a little bit more Christmassy when you leave the theatre,
Carn’s Theatre Passion

"Definitely worth a watch this Christmas season,"
The Upcoming