Nutcracker Rocks!

50 minutes
Online
TCT on Tour

Clara Bradshaw’s Christmas Day just isn’t the same since she lost her father. Struggling to find the meaning of what she believes is a “pointless holiday,” her mysterious uncle visits, leaving Clara with a nutcracker as a gift. After discovering the nutcracker’s magical powers, Clara and her friends embark on a journey to the Land of Toys to find the true meaning of Christmas. From dances to daring sword fights, be whisked away by this classic Christmas fairy tale – with a ROCKIN’ musical twist!

Ages
4+
Grades
K - 5
Public Performances
Streaming December 2 - December 31, 2021
School Performances
Live tour November 29 - December 19. Streaming begins December 2.
TCT on Tour
Live tour November 29 - December 19, 2021
woman in purple costume
woman in pink costume and pink wig
man in top hat, mouse mask and green coat
man in red coat and woman in leather jacket

Credits

Book and Lyrics by A. James Jones

Music Arrangements by Steve Goers

Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” and score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Directed by Maddie Burgoon Jones

 

Show Resources

Study Guides
Nutcracker Rocks!
Show Companion Activity Packet
K-5
30 minutes of self-guided, show-related activities with an answer key.
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Podcasts
Nutcracker Rocks Edition

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, the nation’s oldest professional theatre for young audiences, invites the young (and young-at-heart) to take a peek behind the scenes. TCT’s Associate Artistic Director and Stage Director of NUTCRACKER ROCKS, Maddie Burgoon Jones, interviews Renee Stoltzfus, of the show’s touring actors about being back on stage and why this show is important for kids today.

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Public / Homeschool Offerings

Broadway on Demand

Watch at home! After purchase, you'll receive an email with access details. This rental lasts for 72 hours after first starting the program. Digitally streaming December 2 - 31, 2021. Purchase now! Price increases on December 2!

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School / Venue Offerings

Book the Live Show

Touring live November 29 - December 19, 2021

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Broadway On Demand

Watch at your school or venue! After purchase, you'll receive an email with access details. This rental lasts for 72 hours after first starting the program. Digitally streaming via Broadway on Demand December 2 - 31, 2021.

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Live Virtual Talkback

Schedule a Virtual Live Talkback with an actor or artist related to the show: Regardless of when your students/audience watch the show, they can interact via web conferencing.

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