Fall is barreling down on us and here at Northwest Youth Theatre we couldn’t be more excited! That’s because we are absolutely giddy about our Fall Performance. We have the opportunity to bring you The Nutcracker, a youth musical adaptation of the show we all love. We know it will be an experience to remember for everyone!
Registration is now open, and we expect spaces to fill. Please click here for more information about the production.
Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, September 21st.
The Nutcracker (A Youth Musical)
Music by Tchaikovsky; story by E.T.A. Hoffman
Music arranged by Ruth Artman
Lyrics and script by Mary Kay Beall
Orchestration by Bob Lowden
Now Everyone Can Participate!
NOT JUST BALLET!
This Nutcracker is a totally new concept. It features the familiar music with lyrics added and dances and a script that are created especially for the young performer. It provides an opportunity for young performers to experience the magical story and music of the Nutcracker, firsthand, through music, drama and dance.
The show leaps into the holiday season as the curtain opens on a Christmas Eve party at the home of Fritz and Marie. The gift of a small nutcracker from their Godfather causes a bit of a family disturbance but it is that very gift that starts us on our magical journey to the land of “sweet” dreams. At the stroke of midnight, the Nutcracker is transformed. He leads his army in a victorious encounter with the Mouse King after which he escorts Marie on an enchanted journey to Candy Meadow, Cookie County and the Kingdom of Sweets. They meet all sorts of interesting people on their travels; including a Sugar Plum Fairy, the Russian Bakers, and Waltzing Flowers.
Dance of the Reed Flutes
Waltz of the Flowers