Funny / The Nutcracker

  • "The Hard Nut", the campy "retro-modern" take on the ballet (with nods to the novel) by Mark Morris, is mostly Played for Laughs, with its Mouse King tricked out like late-career Elvis Presley, but of note is how the battle between toys and mice breaks out when a toy soldier shoots himself in the foot.
  • In one production, Clara and the toy soldiers using a mouse trap to trap the Mouse King so the Nutcracker can finish him off.