The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical comedy that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm (a fictional town of fools) underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer-ized orchestration of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” with original lyrics that celebrate Chanukah.
“A DAZZLING, SILLY, AND AMAZINGLY TOUCHING STORY”
– San Jose Mercury News
Add in dancing dreidels and surprise guest stars and you have the perfect recipe for a holiday gathering for all ages. Some might call it crazy…we call it The MeshugaNutcracker!
“Light! Happy! Fun! Joyful! Something completely original. The story of Chanukah told the music of Tchaikovsky – absolutely marvelous! Chanukah is even more special because of them.” – John Rothmann, ABCKGO Radio
An original musical by 3Below’s own Scott, Shannon, and Stephen Guggenheim, The MeshugaNutcracker! premiered in 2003 and has performed somewhere in the country every winter since. The production was filmed for Fathom Events. running in over 400 theaters nationwide and is now streaming on BroadwayHD. “Members of the tribe” will devour its Jewish artistry and traditions while those who grew up celebrating in December without dreidels and latkes will delight in this new take on the very familiar Nutcracker tunes.
The MeshugaNutcracker! runs 2 hours 15 minutes including one 15 minute intermission.
November 30th, 2023
December 24th, 2023
Guggenheim Entertainment at 3Below
The MeshugaNutcracker! is recommended for guests age 5 and up.
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