The Nutcracker, a new holiday musical

Original artwork by Esther Wu
Performance Dates

This captivating new musical reinvents E.T.A. Hoffmann’s original tale, turning it into a new seasonal classic all ages can enjoy. After the loss of her Marine brother, young Clara’s crusade to save her grieving family (with the help of a remarkable nutcracker) comes alive with dazzling theatricality. Weaving together a delightful original score, riveting dialogue, and astonishing puppetry, it’s touching, tuneful, and lots of fun. Full of magic and hope, this contemporary retelling is a heartwarming yet hilarious story about the healing power of the imagination. Featuring a sparkling cast of DC musical theater favorites. “Moving, inclusive, and wholly original” - Chicago Tribune

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
120 minutes



Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Choreographer for musicals
Musical Director
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Adapted From
The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Puppet Designer: Helen Huang
Props Master: Jennifer Crier Johnston