Chase, Lucia,, Smith, Oliver Lemuel,, Baryshnikov, Mikhail,, Charmoli, Tony., Brandt, Yanna., Kirkland, Gelsey., Minz, Alexander., Young, Gayle., Wilson, Sallie., Conover, Warren., Osborne, Gregory., Wright, Rebecca,, De la Pena, George., Paredes, Marcos., Rose, Norman,, Schermerhorn, Kenneth., Aronson, Boris,, Thompson, Frank L., ǂd 1920-1977., Boelens, Larry., Vaĭnonen, V.Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich. (Eds.) ([2004) The nutcracker[New York, NY] : Jodav Productions, Inc. ;MLA Citation
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The nutcracker [videorecording] /
music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky ; The American Ballet Theatre-directors, Lucia Chase, Oliver Smith and Mikhail Baryshnikov production ; director, Tony Charmoli ; producer-writer, Yanna Kroyt Brandt ; Jodav Productions, Inc.
|Names:||Chase, Lucia, | Smith, Oliver Lemuel, | Baryshnikov, Mikhail, | Charmoli, Tony. | Brandt, Yanna. | Kirkland, Gelsey. | Minz, Alexander. | Young, Gayle. | Wilson, Sallie. | Conover, Warren. | Osborne, Gregory. | Wright, Rebecca, | De la Pena, George. | Paredes, Marcos. | Rose, Norman, | Schermerhorn, Kenneth. | Aronson, Boris, | Thompson, Frank L., ǂd 1920-1977. | Boelens, Larry. | Vaĭnonen, V.|
|Published:||[New York, NY] : Jodav Productions, Inc. ; |
|Topics:||Ballets. | Nutcrackers (Implements) - Drama. | Children's dreams - Drama. | Ballets - Television adaptations.|
|Genres:||Christmas television programs. | Children's television programs. | Fantasy television programs. | Cultural television programs. | Television musicals. | Television programs.|
|Physical Description:||1 videodisc (78 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
|System Details:||DVD; Region 0 (All), NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, 2.0 Dolby digital stereo; full screen presentation, aspect ratio 1.33:1.
|Summary:||The chief attraction of this 1977 adaptation is the pairing of Baryshnikov and Kirkland. In consequence, the storyline has been altered to keep Clara and the Nutcracker prince as the focus of the tale. At a Christmas party, Clara is presented with the elegant Nutcracker prince by her doting godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer. A drunken male guest breaks it, and Clara is devastated. That night, Clara dreams about the Nutcracker prince: he comes to life, fights off the Rat King and his minions, and takes her to his kingdom. There she is royally entertained, and they dance together. Shy and diffident Clara longs to remain in the dream world--safe on the brink of adulthood--but her love for her godfather and her family draw her back into the waking world, where adulthood and real romance await her.
|Performer:||Mikhail Baryshnikov (Nutcracker/Prince) ; Gelsey Kirkland (Clara) ; Alexander Minz (Drosselmeyer) ; Gayle Young (Mr. Stahlbaum) ; Sallie Wilson (Mrs. Stahlbaum) ; Warren Conover (Fritz, Clara's brother) ; Gregory Osborne (Harlequin) ; Rebecca Wright (Doll) ; George De La Pena (Moor) ; Marcos Paredes (King of mice) ; supporting soloists or the American Ballet Theatre ; narrator, Norman Rose ; National Philharmonic Orchestra ; Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor.
|Target Audience:||MPAA rating: Not rated.
Title from opening and closing screen credits.
Originally produced for broadcast in the US by CBS on December 16, 1977.
Chapter listings inserted in container.
Chase, Lucia, 1897-1986.
Smith, Oliver Lemuel, 1918-1994.
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
Wright, Rebecca, 1947-2006.
De la Pena, George.
Rose, Norman, 1917-2004.
Aronson, Boris, 1900-1980.
Thompson, Frank L., ǂd 1920-1977.
American Ballet Theatre.
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Shchelkunchik.