Clara & the White City
Large Cast 15M, 17F, 43 Either
Approx. Running time 105 min.
Music from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Ballet
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Clara is delusional, crazy, insane, a nut-job. Whatever you might call it, Clara is special. And this special girl wants only one thing for Christmas. More than toys or sweets, Clara wants freedom. For just one night, she wants to step outside the padded walls of the nuthouse and see the World’s Fair. This Christmas, she wants to see The White City—the city of her dreams.
Set in Chicago, Christmas Eve, 1893, The Nutcracker: Clara and the White City explores the mad dream behind Tchaikovsky’s holiday ballet. Starting inside an insane asylum and into the real life 1893 World’s Fair, we meet all kinds of characters from Dr Sigmund Freud, Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, to Pytor Illyich Tchaikovsky himself!
You’ll laugh, and you’ll cry, and you’ll laugh again as Clara dances her way out of the madness. Clara and the White City will leave you wishing you could stay crazy, if only for a little while longer.
An Important Note: While most Holly Beardsley plays involve some dancing and music, The Nutcracker: Clara and the White City, is hybrid mix of both ballet and play. This gives not just young actors a lot of interesting opportunities, but dancers as well. Making The Nutcracker not only one of the most challenging shows we offer, but also the most beautiful.