Gary Rue, composer
58 pgs. 25 Characters
Originally produced by Steppingstone Theatre
Run Time: 60 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 6+
Mrs. Covington of Dorsett Middle School has high aspirations for the holiday show — a production of the classic “Nutcracker Suite” with singing and almost-dancing. Not so fast! There are auditions with a lunch box poem, a James Cagney impersonation, and a recitation of state capitals. And there is a dress rehearsal with soccer team mice, a Sugar Plum Fairy with earphones, and a Fearsome Struggle — not to mention a tuba solo and flying debris.