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The Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville Co. opens their season with a brand-new world premiere for their 36th year of family entertainment with THE MUTTCRACKER SWEET! (c) . This virtual treat of seasonal silliness includes TEN rescue dogs as PAWFORMERS from area shelters, including: KC Pet Project, Wayside Waifs, Unleashed Pet Rescue, Gladstone Animal Shelter and Little Dog Rescue. Human actors Jack Muccino and Jeanne Beechwood join the PAWFORMERS in this unique version of the timeless tale of The Nutcracker Suite. Set to the classical music of Tchaikovsky, Clara (a prima-dog-arina) searches to find her beloved holiday hero through a dream. Clara meets up with an aging Sugar Plum Fairy, finds a musical-spoon-playing wooden soldier, catches the Mouse King in a mouse trap, and makes a quick rest stop in the Land Of Poop. Clara awakes just in time to meet her real holiday hero, MR. PEANUT! The grand finale includes tutus for everyone as they celebrate THE MUTTCRACKER SUITE! (c)

Following THE MUTTCRACKER SWEET! (c), the vaudeville revue allows the human performers to shine. Singing, dancing, and featured guitar solos will light up your screen. And rest assured, The Martin City Melodrama includes their world-famous WATERGLASS SYMPHONY!

Human costumes and cog costumes are designed by Ellen Beechwood, and Jon Copeland is the musical director. Jeanne Beechwood is the playwright and director, while Jack Muccino serves as the movie editor.

This virtual melodrama and vaudeville is rated E for Everyone. The family event will be available as a video on demand stream beginning Friday, December 16 through Friday, January 1, 2021. You will have up to 48 hours to view THE MUTTCRACKER SWEET! (c) and vaudeville with THE WATERGLASS SYMPHONY on your selected device. Visit to view the trailer and to purchase your ticket to the show!

Your ticket purchase of $20.00 allows this 36-year-old family theatre to keep its doors open. In addition, any donation you choose to make to our 501c3 nonprofit is 100% tax deductible. Besides giving over 600 jobs to local artists, The Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville Co. also writes original shows for actors with special needs, thus making the spotlight accessible to all! During the pandemic, our theatre offered five different zoom camps and plays specifically for uniquely-abled actors to be to continue being involved in the arts. In addition, the theatre has rescued 35 senior and hospice dogs since 2014.

Don't miss out on the festive fun for you and your family in the safety of your own home. Add some popcorn and hot apple cider and live stream The Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville Co.'s , THE MUTTCRACKER SUITE1 (c) and WATERGLASS SYMPHONY! December 18 through Jan. 1, 2021.  The show must go ON......LINE!!

-Your friends at Martin City Melodrama

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