Imagine! A Christmas Dream!
Creative, Simple Staging, Hilarious Comedy and Audience Participation!
Teachers, the famous Tchaikovsky ballet is now a play script for your students. Clara's Christmas Dream comes to life! No dancing is required - just Christmas joy and imagination. Perfect for holiday performances.
working with your play The Nutcracker Prince. It was fabulous to have
so much of the legwork done for me - sound clips, etc. Thank you!"
Jill Ison, Helper Middle School, Language Arts Teacher
Holiday Fun for Families!
Clara's dream unfolds as Christmas Eve arrives. Uncle Drosselmeyer gives Fritz some toy soldiers and Clara a wooden Nutcracker. When Clara kisses the Nutcracker goodnight, little does she know that she has released her prince from his spell!
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Caroline Hart, Teacher, Oxford, OH
As Clara dreams something amazing is happening! Rat King and his rowdy band of mice arrive to battle the Nutcracker Prince and his loyal Toy Soldiers.
The Rat King
Battles the Nutcracker Prince
The audience helps in the Battle between Mice and Soldiers!
Everyone gets into the act when the audience helps Clara's Dolls and the Toy Soldiers trick the Rat King! At last the Nutcracker Prince defeats the Rat King freeing the house from his tyranny.
"ArtReach is a great source for material for teachers. Accessible clever theatre for all kinds of kids!"
Karin A. Stratton, Pike High School, Indianapolis, IN
Fun Mice Characters for Kids
Christmas Mice battle the Toy Soldiers. Rat King gathers his troops: Gnarly, Rocky, Hughie and Nutzo. Each nutty mouse has a personality and several comic lines. Just enough for every child to have their own special moment.
The Nutcracker Prince leads Clara to the Land of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy rules with love and covers the world with magic! Snowflakes and Flowers delight everyone, spreading their beautiful Christmas spirit.
Ride to the Land of Sweets
The Rat King is alive and attacks again! He threatens the peace of the kingdom until Clara's pet cat, Shadow, saves the day in a surprise feline twist. At last the Prince asks Clara to stay with him in The Land of the Sweets. Clara loves everyone there but says she must go home because she still wants to grow up.
was so easy to work with the children's script and adapt it to my
Sherri Alejandro, Teacher, Carden El Encanto School, Santa Cruz CA
Clara Follows her Heart to a Happy Ending!
On Christmas Day, Clara awakens to the real world - her glorious dream has passed. Yet she has learned a wonderful lesson about Christmas love and joy. ArtReach's lovely holiday play is deeply moving with a very happy ending.
For Child Performers Ages 6-12. Easy for Kids to Learn and Perform.
Wakefield Country Day School - Washington, VA
Adapted for Young Performers: Simple dialogue and vocabulary are appropriate for child performers ages 6-12. No long speeches. Easy for kids to memorize.
A Flexible Cast of 29-35 Students: (Doubling and extras possible and easy.) Every role has at least three spoken lines.
Dancing: This play is written and presented as a drama/theatre program only with no requirement for dancing. Dance groups: ArtReach's The Nutcracker Prince is a perfect structure for your dance program. Remember, when you purchase the School Play Package you may make any changes that you need for your dance program!
About 35-40 minutes long: This children's play is long enough to be a substantial project and short enough to accommodate your teaching schedule.
Easy costumes and scenery: The script and Teachers Guide provide many suggestions on how to create or find what you need to make a great looking production without breaking your budget.
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