Hoffmans story the nutcracker and the mouse king and the original screenplay of 1990s the nutcracker prince by patricia watson, so some dialogue is retained from the latter script the movie begins with the first ever appearance of the chronoartschronofilms logo, as a great. Once again drosselmeyer calls upon his magic and the nutcracker is transformed into a handsome boy. Script for kids to do the nutcracker christmas skits, christmas. Shchelkunchik listen help info is an 1892 twoact ballet fairy ballet. It was originally called the nutcracker and the king of mice. For many, peter tchaikovskys the nutcracker is a holiday tradition that sets the tone for the season. There is a funny beginning and a heart warming end speaker 5. The last of his three ballets, it was first performed in december 1892. From story to ballet to the classroom, this christmas readers theater features a three act play with eight speaking parts based. This play is based partially upon a story the nutcracker and the mouse king by eta hoffmann, and upon the scenario of the famous tchaikovsky ballet, and also upon a short story by alexandre dumas. The narrated story of the nutcracker ballet in under 5 minutes. This bulletin board kit contains vocabulary for this ballet. Mark penning for his ongoing support in developing engaging educational content that connects families with nature. The nutcracker prince musters his toy infantry and the cavalry.
The nutcracker on the twentyfourth of december, dr. Clara is immediately taken with the gift, but fritz is jealous and breaks it. The nutcracker is often performed during the christmas season due to its content, and many families make it an annual tradition to attend a performance. In the first act of the ballet, claras parents, the stahlbaums, throw a christmas. Discuss this the nutcracker script with the community. The nutcracker ballet really helped my daughter understand and enjoy the nutcracker on stage. Download your complete script from eldridge publishing. I wanted a meaning other than sugar, ashley wheater says of the joffreys new nutcracker. Disney the nutcracker and the four realms activity packet. Tchaikovskys nutcracker, the story of a young girls journey to a magical land on christmas eve, is perhaps not only the composers most famous work but also one of the most famous ballets of all time. The nutcracker ballet is based on the story the nutcracker and the king of mice written by e. Hoffman tale, with songs from tchaikovsky, splendid lyrics to a simplified version of tchaikovskys famous score, this unique version of the nutcracker captures the magic and fantasy of the ballet story without requiring dancers or choreography in this christmas musical play for child and adults nutcracker based on the original e. The nutcracker and the four realms readers theater play. Perusals should be used to get acquainted with the music and script.
The nutcracker a playscript for children drama start. Although what is seen on the stage today is different in. The nutcracker and the mouse king 2 story of the play this much loved and familiar tale is most familiar as a ballet. The nutcracker ballet actually started as a story written by german author e. Marie and the nutcracker stand alone in the center of the stage and hold hands. I am pleased to have this dvd and applaud the russians, eastern europeans, and the west for a joint effort to give the young everywhere hope for a better world. However, it began as a classic story of literature by a german author, e. I also appreciated the ways in which the film pays tribute the the ballet it came from.
Childrens theatre play script the story of the nutcracker. Hoffmann and also influenced by its ballet adaptation the nutcracker. The story begins on christmas eve in 19th century germany. See a sample of the story of the nutcracker script. The story of the nutcracker by lynn brittney school plays and pantos. The classic tale is brought to life with considerable artistry, but. In fact, even i learned a thing or two about the nutcracker, and i have seen the ballet countless times.
It has 2 acts, so students can share roles to include the whole class. There are words and definitions included on colorful pages with clip art from the nutcracker story. My child was able to follow along easily and understood the story. Grandparents and guests begin to arrive to celebrate the holiday with clara, fritz and their parents. The nutcracker prince is a 1990 animated romantic fantasy film made by lacewood productions and released by warner bros. Welcome to our 3rd grade performance of the nutcracker speaker 2. The director, mark, sascha radetsky is lillys ex boyfriend.
The nutcracker and the four realms has its good parts of course. On christmas eve, a little girl named marie cohen falls asleep after a party at her home and dreams herself or does she. The story of the nutcracker unique, one of a kind dramatization of the tales of hoffmann, the dumas story, and the tchaikovsky ballet scenario. Tchaikovskys nutcracker ballet is a favorite holiday treat for millions. This page is dedicated to the full transcript of claras nutcracker. And when the music starts, you can close your eyes and allow visions of sugarplums and snowflakes, flowers and a fairyland to enter your imagination. Heres magical story with lots of surprise speaker 4. The nutcracker musical barton hills elementary school. The nutcracker and the four realms 2018 the nutcracker. It features some truly impressive and creative visuals, and despite the overwhelming amounts of cgi, is very pleasing to the eye. Highly acclaimed, immensely successful play for school groups or the whole family. Hoffmans classic story, the nutcracker and the mouseking is the tale of a spoiled prince who lives in a magnificent palace with his magician uncle, drosselmeier.
This is a full length play readers theater for the nutcracker and the four realms. A blind date a short one act romantic comedy a walk in the park five minute romantic drama for seniors adam and yoshi award winning poignant comedy ad hoc three act comedy set in an ad agency aldous r. A version of the nutcracker written for a ks1 christmas production with 80 children from year 1, 2, and 3. Drosselmeyer ties a bandage around the nutcracker the adults dance the grossvater tanz grandfathers dance traditionally played at the end of celebrations, and the party ends. Disneys the nutcracker and the four realms is a lavish production with a feeble script. The nutcracker prince christmas play for kids to perform. Chloe hamilton so when he decided to create a new nutcracker for the joffrey ballet, where he is artistic director, he wanted a production that reimagined the holiday classic as a more inclusive, meaningful story.
The film was based on the story the nutcracker and the mouse king by e. Fritz becomes a giant mouse, a dancing snowflake, a bumbling candy character named butterscotch and an acrobatic clown. This is designed to quickly educate the nondance oriented about this wonderful story ballet. Nov 7, 2011 this pin was discovered by shirley labus. That night, she experiences the nutcrackers battle with an army of mice and his transformation into a handsome prince. Tchaikovskys music to that ballet is used as the main instrumental. Excitement runs high as last minute preparations are made. The nutcracker is a magical musical play for young people, inspired by e. The nutcracker story drosselmeyer gives clara a special gifta nutcracker. The nutcracker k i d s i n free playscripts for kids. The nutcracker tells a story about a girl who befriends a nutcracker that comes to life on christmas eve and wages a battle against the evil mouse king. It was created with great care, collaboration and the talent and hard work of many incredible individuals. Her beloved nutcracker culkin comes to life and defends her from the mouse king, then is turned into a prince after marie saves his life. Script for kids to do the nutcracker christmas skits.
The nutcracker turns into a prince and takes clara on a journey to the land of snow, an enchanted forest wonderland where they are welcomed by dancing snowflakes. This musical production features a script based on the original story by e. The story involves an eccentric inventor whose nephew has been turned into a nutcracker doll by a curse. Stahlbaums children were not allowed to set foot in the family parlor. Hoffmanns original story, the nutcracker and mouse king, maries claras, journey becomes a fevered delirium that transports her to a land where she sees sparkling christmas forests and marzipan castles, but in a world populated with dolls. The untold story is a superb effort in that direction. A christmas eve party at the stahlbaum house where clara is given the nutcracker as a christmas present. This dazzling novel will not only retell the moving story from the nutcracker and the four realms, but half of the book will expand and explore the world of the walt disney studios film with brandnew, exclusive content. Hoffmann, in which young marie stahlbaums favourite christmas toy, the nutcrac ker, comes alive and, after defeating the evil mouse king in battle, whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls. Childrens theatre scripts and plays, playscripts, theatre for young audiences, plays for children. Could be adapted for a different number or age of children. The popular christmas ballet originates in the childrens story the nutcracker and the mouseking by e. The nutcracker leads the toy soldiers into battle with the mice, and marie helps him by throwing her slipper at the fierce mouse king, who the nutcracker then slays.
I couldnt find one i liked online so i wrote my own using childrens books of the story as a guide. Hoffmanns 1816 story the nutcracker and the mouse king is titled the nutcracker and the four realms. Arriving late in the midst of the celebration is herr drosselmeyer, claras mysterious godfather. Now that the mouse king is dead, an ancient spell has been broken, and the nutcracker is transformed into a. Hoffman to tell the story of clara and her adventures with a beloved toy that. The story of the nutcracker ballet scene descriptions. Included in this guide is the plot summary for the original story by hoffmann, which later became the source for the music and ballet titled the nutcracker. Uncle peter got a funny looking nutcracker toy as her gift. In the first act of the ballet, claras parents, the stahlbaums, throw a christmas party. The untold story, the metaphor is about hope and a better world for the young. The nutcracker falls to the ground and marie takes off her slipper and throws it at the prince mouse, who is defeated.
Hoffmanns tales were so bizarre, sigmund freud wrote about them in the uncanny. The nutcracker ballet is derived from the story the nutcracker and the king of mice which was written e. Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features. However, it began as a classic story of literature by a. As with all our plays, there are full production notes that give advice on scenery, prop and costumemaking. The synopsis nycb new york city ballet official site. The nutcracker is the story of clara, a little girl who is given a wooden nutcracker as a christmas gift by the mysterious dr. Romantic play scripts for all those who want romantic play scripts for their theatre group. The mice run away taking the prince mouse with them. Complete with beautiful fullpage chapter opener illustrations and neverbeforeseen details that add new depth to the story, this novel will have readers eager to step. Her niece turns out to be a ballet prodigy and is offered the lead in the nutcracker. Just as the mouse king is about to overpower the nutcracker doll, clara distracts him, allowing the nutcracker to strike the winning blow. The story of a young german girl who dreams of a nutcracker prince and a fierce battle against a mouse king with. Ballerina lilly jamison amy ackler is raising her sisters daughter sophia lucia.
Read this christmas story and find out why it has charmed generations of people. It was a christmas eve and marie was waiting for uncle peter. Although what is seen on the stage today is different in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same. Kidsinco playscripts are not for sale, and they may not be republished totally or. The prince escorts clara to the land of sweets where they are greeted by the sugar plum fairy. Its an irresistible tale of a toy soldier that turns into a prince. Two storytellers, clara, godfather, nutcracker toy, three mice, mouse king, six soldiers, sugarplum fairy, arabian princesses, chinese tea dancers and flower ballerinas.1261 645 808 1129 153 1464 738 120 1383 605 1144 345 373 172 1397 1278 598 745 664 1096 961 1175 1272 383 136 1047 875 1429 908 211 851 553 514 856 1647 1491 959 1400 732 822 487 1293 1160 609 633