Lindsay Community Theater
The Biggest Little Theater in Central California
Christmas Children's Special
Dec 13, 14, & 15 at 7:30 PM
Dec 16 at 2:00 PM
Auditions Oct 29, 30 for Children ages 6 thru 12
"The Nutcracker" is a fairy tale about a young girl, Clara, and a very unusual
Christmas. Heir Drosselmeyer, the family friend, is a magical, mysterious character
who attends the family Christmas party, bringing Clara a special gift - a beautiful
Nutcracker doll. Very excited about the new doll, Clara wants to stay up all night with
it, but her family sends her off to bed. After everyone has left the party and her
family is sound asleep, Clara sneaks back downstairs to look at her new Nutcracker
doll. She falls asleep and begins to dream.
She is suddenly awakened by a roomful of mice led by a frightening Mouse King that
tries to kidnap her and take her to his kingdom. Clara searches for her Nutcracker,
but he has disappeared. Suddenly, the Christmas tree begins to grow to an
enormous height. Everything in the room is out of proportion. The Nutcracker
appears with a band of soldiers. They have come to save Clara from the Mouse
King. A battle ensues. The soldiers and the mice fight a vicious battle, and when the
Mouse King threatens the Nutcracker, Clara throws her shoe at the Mouse King.
Distracted, he is finally defeated by the Nutcracker.
The Nutcracker Prince appears to take her away to his palace. They travel through
the enchanted land of the Snowflakes to the land of the Sweets. Here, they meet
delights from around the world. They are entranced by the Sugar Plum Fairy and the
beautiful waltzing flowers. Clara never wants to leave the Prince or the enchanted
land, but she awakens from her fascinating dream to find herself under the
Christmas tree with her family and friends around her. She still has the Nutcracker
Doll to help her remember her wonderful, magical Christmas.