The Nutcracker

A battle ensues between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King! Photo by Christopher Piper
Performance Dates
This is the Puppet Co.'s annual holiday treat with marionettes and larger-than-life costume characters. All the favorite Tchaikovsky tunes are there, accompanying Clara and Fritz as they play with their toys from Godfather; as the Nutcracker fights off the Mouse King; and as Clara and the Nutcracker venture to the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy to joyfully watch a dancing donkey, a glittering dragon and of course, waltzing flowers! As Debbie Jackson from DC Theatre Scene said last year, “To say that the company adds a sense of magic and wizardry to The Nutcracker doesn’t do it justice. The puppets work because the dramatic elements are there, and the audience members, young and old alike, tap into their imagination to connect the dots.” It is truly a treat for the WHOLE family.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
50 minutes


Godpapa, puppeteer, giant, dragon

Creative Team

Set Designer
Choreographer for musicals
Lighting Designer