Episode #247: The Nutcracker in Wonderland

Jenn and Kendyl return with a discussion of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) and the book and ballet it’s based on.

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

  • Written by Ashleigh Powell
  • Directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston
  • Starring Mackenzie Foy, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, and Misty Copeland
  • Based on The Nutcracker and Mouse King by ETA Hoffman in 1816
    • Adapted by Alexandre Dumas into The Story of a Nutcracker in 1844
    • The Dumas version adapted into a ballet choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky which premiered in 1892

Question of the Week: What are your theories about the backstory of how the realms came to be?

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