The MeshugaNutcracker!

1 hr 53 min | Musicals, Family | 2017

The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical comedy that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm (the fictional town of fools) underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer-ized orchestration of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite", now with original lyrics that celebrate Chanukah. Judah Maccabee's triumphant saga and accounts of perseverance during the Holocaust as well as the celebration of the first Chanukah in the new state of Israel emerge with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot, and surprise guest stars and you have the perfect recipe for a holiday gathering. Some might call it crazy... we call it The MeshugaNutcracker!

The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical comedy that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm (the fictional town of fools) underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer-ized orchestration of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite", now with original lyrics that celebrate Chanukah. Judah Maccabee's triumphant saga and accounts of perseverance during the Holocaust as well as the celebration of the first Chanukah in the new state of Israel emerge with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot, and surprise guest stars and you have the perfect recipe for a holiday gathering. Some might call it crazy... we call it The MeshugaNutcracker!

Details

Actor
Jackson Davis, Lynda DiVito, Shannon Guggenheim, Stephen Guggenheim, Susan Gundunas, Jeremy Kreamer, Bruce Vilanch, Krista Wigle
Director
Scott Evan Guggenheim
Producer
Scott Evan Guggenheim, Shannon Guggenheim, Stephen Guggenheim
Writer
Scott Evan Guggenheim, Shannon Guggenheim, Stephen Guggenheim