North Woods Nutcracker
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A Cherished Tradition, a New Adventure
This fun, family-friendly 1921 adaptation of the traditional holiday Nutcracker will keep viewers of all ages engaged with upbeat jazz and tap dances along with traditional ballet, performed by male and female dancers. A North Woods Nutcracker presents an historic cast of characters, such as F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, the Hubbards, and Maud Hart Lovelace, in a multi-media production.
A North Woods Nutcracker celebrates Minnesota’s heritage from the New Ulm Turners, to St. Paul’s Union Station, from the Welsh Cambrian Singers to Bemidji Lumberjacks and Minnehaha Falls. When Marie Hubbard is trapped on an ice floe after sledding at her grandparents' party, she travels down the river to learn the values of hard work, honest living and freedom. During her adventure she is attacked by coyotes and is rescued by her beloved nutcracker. She encounters wrens, beautiful dancing snow flakes at the St. Paul Ice Palace, field workers at the end of a hard day's work, flowers come to life in the Como Conservatory, and of course, the Sugarplum Fairy.
Shows are at Mankato West High School on Friday, December 7 at 7 PM and Saturday, December 8 at 3 PM. For tickets or more information, go to bit.ly/mn_nutcracker.