Tickets are now on sale for the holiday musical The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Featuring music and a book by Collin Simon and lyrics by Liz Muller (who also directs), the comedy will play a limited engagement from November 28 through December 15 at off-Broadway’s Beckett Theatre in Theatre Row. Opening night is set for December 1.
Told through music and dance, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a somewhat dark comedy, set in a fantasy steam-punk world where Clara-Marie is surrounded by cruelty, ugliness and people who don’t understand her. One Christmas, her godfather Armand gives her a Nutcracker to protect her. That night, Clara-Marie travels to the land of Colossus, where toys are larger than life—including her Nutcracker—and humans are small. As she journeys through the land, she encounters evil characters including the Mouse King, who is trying to enslave Colossus’ dolls.
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King features scenic design by Muller, costume design by Vanessa Price, lighting design by Stephanie Goldman and sound engineering from Simon.