Secret of the Nutcracker
Adapted by award-winning playwright John Murrell from an E.T.A. Hoffmann's classic novel, The Secret of The Nutcracker features the talents of Brian Cox as Drosselmeyer (The Waterhorse, Running With Scissors) and introduces Janelle Jorde as Clara. This delightful Christmas tale tells the story of 12 year-old Clara's mystical journey on Christmas Eve to find her father in a World War II German Prisoner of War camp. She receives unexpected help from the mysterious Drosselmeyer who befriends Clara and encourages her to believe that she can create magic. The Secret of The Nutcracker is directed by Eric Till and features the music of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and John Estacio, performed by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Four exquisite dance spectacles by the renowned Alberta Ballet are woven throughout to create Clara's fantasy dream world. Running time: 90 minutes. DVD Special Features include: french language audio and behind-the-scenes featurettes.