Annie Golden, Nick Dalton, et al. to Star in George Street Playhouse's NUTCRACKER AND I
A new holiday comedy from the theatre - and director -- that brought you Inspecting Carol! Enjoy this nutty send up of The Nutcracker story featuring Tchaikovsky's glorious music with a hysterical new story and lyrics by the award-winning masters of musical parody Emmy Award winner Peter Brash and Gerard Alessandrini, author of the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway. The production runs November 29, 2011 - December 31, 2011.
At a chaotic dress rehearsal for the local dance company's annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet, the lead dancer has an unfortunate accident with a prop Christmas Tree -- bringing new meaning to the old adage "Break-A-Leg!" When the pain killers kick in and visions of sugar plums begin to dance in her head, we're off for a wild adventure in Snow Globe City with a life sized Nutcracker (of course) and the Sugar Rush Fairy in hot pursuit. A wacky, wonderful holiday comedy -- complete with magic nuts and mistletoe!
Founded in 1974, George Street Playhouse is one of New Jersey's preeminent professional theatres committed to the production of new and established plays. With a staff of 50 artists, technicians and administrators, George Street Playhouse develops innovative theatre that encourages the growth of the theatrical art form, while reflecting and addressing the needs of our community. Through our Mainstage Series and education and outreach initiatives, The Playhouse reaches an ever-growing cross-section of the diverse New Jersey community, and contributes to the development of the American theatre repertory. Annually, The Playhouse serves an audience of approximately 140,000.