Humperdink's children's opera, full of magic, music and dazzling special effects. The puppets, lights, music and effects are all operated by Christopher Piper, who also performs all the live vocal characterizations. The production has long been a favorite of children and their parents, and is an excellent introduction to musical story for children.
Age recommendation: 4 years old - adult; Running time: 40 minutes.
A Washington tradition for 26 years, "The Nutcracker" is the story of Clara-Marie's favorite toy, and their adventures together in the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy. Music from Tchaikovsky's famous ballet blends with marionettes and costume characters to create this unique production.
Age recommendation: 5 years old - adult; Running time: 50 minutes.