Featuring Nutcracker Nightmare
Written by: Maria Burnham
Directed by: Chad Wise
Produced by: Jaclyn Jensen and Mike Wozniak
Starring: Alexandra Alontaga, Jean E. Burr, Sean Harklerode, Annie Hogan, Maura Hogan, Tatum Hunter, Kirk Jackson, Victoria Jacobson, Serina Johnston, Allison McCorkle, P. Tyler Nielsen and Mark Pracht
Stage Manager: Keith Gatchel
Costume Designer: Katy Vest
In a nod to the lurid, violent films popular in the 1930s through 1970s, Gingerbread Grindhouse will feature a series of live “trailers” for grindhouse-style plays yet to be, before continuing on to the feature production, Nutcracker Nightmare – a holiday tale of children, the toys they love and the toys that try to kill everyone they love. It’s the perfect holiday entertainment.
Nutcracker Nightmare, written by Maria Burnham, presents a world where dolls come to life and little children dream of sugar plum fairies, but a new evil has emerged from the toy box. It's up to one young girl, a rag doll, a toy soldier and a ballerina mouse to prevent the total destruction of Christmas. Where's a Nutcracker when you need one? Nutcracker Nightmare gives us a reality in which it sometimes takes a nightmare to wake us up and make us see things as they truly are.