The Nutcracker and The Mouse King

The Nutcracker and The Mouse King

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Alan Cumming

Provided by PBS

Alan Cumming recounts the origin story of how a prince got put into a nutcracker.

Conceived by John Mauceri, this new work is a re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s holiday favorite, "The Nutcracker." Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 book, Alan Cumming recounts the origin story of how a prince got put into a nutcracker. Unlike the ballet, we also learn what happens when the young girl grows up, having saved the prince, and what they are doing today. The Nutcracker and The Mouse King airs Thursday, December 1 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV.