A Night at the Nutcracker
7 m, 5 f
With book and lyrics by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, and music by Ed Alton (and, of course, Tchaikovsky), the hilarity ensues when the world’s greatest detective, Felix T. Filibuster comes to the rescue of dowager patron of the arts Constance Stuffington, whose fortune has been swindled away. With the help of Pepponi, the Italian butler, and Pinchie, the silent butler, can Felix T save the opening night of the city’s Nutcracker ballet in time?
Winner! 2002 Newark Star-Ledger‘s Best Musical of the Year
Winner! 2002 Newark Star-Ledger‘s Best Book of a Musical
Nominee! 2002 Newark Star-Ledger‘s Best Score of a Musical
“Tchaikovsky must be rolling in his grave…with laughter! No one who ever sees ‘A Night at the Nutcracker’ is likely to take the actual ballet seriously ever again!” Two River Times
“The movie the Marx Bros. never made, but should have! This new musical makes for a zany night! Van Zandt and Milmore have a wintertime perennial! It’s terrific! Perfect holiday fun for the whole family! The best musical of the year!” The Star Ledger