In the simplest terms: The Slutcracker is a burlesque re-imagining of Nutcracker ballet.The Slutcracker is the brainchild of Boston-based burlesque star Vanessa White (aka Sugar Dish) who also choreographs and directs the production. Everything is, as one might imagine, updated to be Hotter and Sexier. Some names are tweaked and the relationships between characters are changed, but the scenes and basic narrative is the same. The production is a growing holiday season hit in Boston and features both ballet and burlesque. The cast is mostly made up of professional dancers but also features character actors and hula-hoopers.The story is this: modern-day Clara and her boyfriend Fritz (not her brother in this version) are throwing a Christmas party. Before the guests start arriving, Fritz proposes to Clara and she is delighted. The guests start showing up and all is going well before Drosselmeyer (a mother/grandmother/godmother hybrid) arrives and presents Clara with a controversial gift: a big purple vibrator. Fritz is upset as Drosselmeyer antagonizes him with it, but eventually Clara gets everyone to settle down and the party ends. Then, later that night, Drosselmeyer returns and reveals the purple vibrator to be the Slutcracker Prince (or Princess depending on the cast) and Clara is whisked off into a sexual fantasia including bondage ballerinas, a tassel-twirling Waltz of the Flowers and Bacchanalia Fluffers.The Slutcracker features some beautiful choreography and naturally mixes in a lot of sex comedy. The cast usually has performers who are also members of other burlesque troupes and, as such, have burlesque stage names.There is also a companion book called Twas the Night Before Slutcracker.
Tropes that can be found in The Slutcracker include: