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Nutty C and the Perfect Tree
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Our first virtual production of the season is OPEN!
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What's the Show?
A brand new holiday animated family musical by playwright
Charlotte Nixon, composer Stefanie Barnfather, and animator Jeff Eisen.
Check out NUTTY C AND THE PERFECT TREE!
Nutty C and the Perfect Tree
Charlotte Nixon (book), Stefanie Barnfather (music and lyrics), Jeff Eisen (animations)
Holiday Family Animated Movie Musical Comedy (G)
Christmas, Inclusivity, Acceptance, Healthy Communication, Healing
$12.00 CAD/$9.00 USD* per 48-hour rental
Cast and Team:
Lisa Auton DIRECTOR
Maren Ord Burnham MUSIC DIRECTOR
Samantha Carson BULBY
James Chandler ANGEL and CS
Thomas Dunsmore PICKLE
Cora Moorhead STAGE MANAGER
Malissa Rush HOLIDAY BALL
Ginette Simonot BALLERINA
Janos Zeller NUTTY C and SNOWFLAKE
What's It About?
Led by their charismatic Nutcracker leader, Nutty C, a group of beautifully perfect ornaments are preparing for their annual Tree Lighting tradition on Christmas Eve. While trying to make the Tree perfect, as they do every year, an old friend from their past returns; A Christmas Mouse ornament whose face was stained by the Master spilling coffee on him several Christmas’ ago. Having since moved to the back of the Tree because his now spoiled visage no longer matches the perfect Tree decor the others strive to achieve, Coffee Stain Mouse, or “CS”, returns to the front to make amends and find a new place with his old friends.
Through a series of miscommunications, an overly enthusiastic Drag Queen Pickle ornament who is the shiny new decoration ‘on the branch’, and a magic Grandfather Clock that continually tolls the coming of Christmas, the ornaments find a way to communicate, reconnect, and ultimately learn that it’s more important to find ways for everyone to belong then to just “keep the peace”. Because admitting to being imperfect is scary, but learning that everyone else is imperfect in their own way is the most beautiful gift of all.
With an original script by Calgary children’s playwright, Charlotte Nixon, an original soundtrack by Canadian composer, Stefanie Barnfather, animations by award-winning visual artist, Jeff Eisen, and a cast of entirely local musical theatre performers bringing these kooky new characters to life, this show is certain to become a cult favourite this holiday season.
*approx. as currency exchange varies from day to day
SideNote is Inclusive
Here's what we'd like to provide for the sensory sensitive community:
For only $8.00 CAD/$6.00 USD*, you can rent an alternate version of Nutty C and the Perfect Tree.
It's not as bright or not as loud as the original, and it's definitely just as magical.
If you are someone who wants a relaxed viewing experience, click here.
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Thank you for sharing this story of significance with us!