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Nutcracker Story

Story of the Nutcracker
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Cristopher Olinares

on 13 November 2012

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Transcript of Nutcracker Story

The Story of
The Nutcracker It’s a cozy Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum’s house. Their house is decorated with Christmas ornaments, wreaths, stockings, mistletoe and in the center of it all, a majestic Christmas tree. As the Stahlbaum’s prepare for their annual Christmas party, their children, Fritz and Clara, wait anxiously for their family and friends to arrive. When the guests finally appear, the party picks up with dancing and celebration. A mysterious guest arrives dressed in dark clothing, and it is Godfather Drosselmeyer, the toymaker, and they started celebrating.

After which Drosselmeyer reveals to the children that he has brought them gifts. Clara is given the best gift of all, the Nutcracker and Clara was amazed and excited to play with her new toy. Fritz grows the jealous, snatches Nutcracker from Clara and plays a game of toss with the other boys. It isn't long until the Nutcracker breaks.

Clara is upset, but Drosselmeyer fixes it with a handkerchief. The party grows late and the children become sleepy. Everyone generously thanks the Stahlbaum’s before they leave. As Clara’s family retires to bed, she checks on her Nutcracker one last time and ends up falling asleep under the Christmas tree with the Nutcracker in her arms. At the stroke of midnight Clara wakes up to a frightening scene. The house, the tree and the toys seem to be getting larger. Is she shrinking? Out of nowhere large mice dressed in army uniforms, lead by the Mouse King, begin to circle the room while the toys and Christmas tree come to life.. The Mouse King traps the Nutcracker in the corner, but the Nutcracker can’t overcome the Mouse King’s strength. Clara makes a desperate move to save her Nutcracker from defeat and throws her slipper at the Mouse King. She hits him directly in the head! The Nutcracker is able to overcome the Mouse King and claims victory. The mice army went away. Clara falls onto the Nutcracker’s bed, over-whelmed by the moment. As angels and delightful music hover over their heads, the bed turns into a magical sleigh, floating higher and higher. The Nutcracker is transformed into a human prince. He gets on Clara’s sleigh and drives through a snowy forest where the snowflakes turn into dancing maidens. After their magical journey through the snow forest, they come to their destination in the Land of Sweets. Upon their arrival, they are greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Sugar Plum Fairy becomes impressed with Clara’s bravery and the Nutcracker’s heroism. In their honor, the Sugar Plum Fairy takes them inside the Candy Castle and throws a lavish festival. They are treated like royalty and presented with every imaginable sweet. Shortly thereafter, the dancing begins. A handsome Cavalier enters the scene and escorts the Sugar Plum Fairy to the center of the room. The captivating pair dance lighter than air. This beautiful dance completes Clara’s most perfect evening. The festival concludes when everyone comes together on the court and bids Clara and the Nutcracker Prince farewell. She tells the Nutcracker she wishes the adventure would never end and he tells her it won’t for those who have an eye to see it. Clara wakes up the next morning under the Christmas tree with her Nutcracker still in her arms. To Clara’s enjoyment there is still more to be seen. A giant gingerbread house, known as Mother Ginger, dances onto the Sugar Plum Fairy’s court. She opens her skirt and eight little gingerbread children come dancing out circling around her. END THE Clara’s Nutcracker groups the soldier toys into battle formation and fights the mouse army Cast Clara Nutcracker/Prince Mouse King Drosselmeyer Sugar Plum Fairy
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