The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

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Conceived by John Mauceri, this new work is a re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s holiday favorite, "The Nutcracker." Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 book, Alan Cumming recounts the origin story of how a prince got put into a nutcracker. Unlike the ballet, we also learn what happens when the young girl grows up, having saved the prince, and what they are doing today.

AIRED: December 14, 2021 | 0:00:30
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(upbeat music)

- Please welcome Alan Cumming.

(audience applauding)

- The real story of "The Nutcracker And The Mouse King."

It's just a fairy story but maybe,

just maybe, it's also true.

(audience applauding)


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