The Slutcracker is a burlesque parody of the 1890s ballet, The Nutcracker. We premiered in 2008. Sold-out audiences that first season literally fried Somerville Theatre's ticketing system. We performed at Theatre St. Denis in Montreal in 2010.
Our story preserves the structure of the original ballet. The main characters have only grown-up. A courtship and a devious Aunt Drosselmeyer set the stage for Clara's transformation and awakening in the Kingdom of Sexual Fantasy.
The Cavalier is played as The Dildo Prince.
Choreographer/Director Vanessa White studied as a child with a big time ballet company. She danced in their annual Nutcracker production. Too soon, however, she was told she would be growing up too big for them to bother with.
Not fat. Just not a premium-grade starving toothpick.
Revenge is sweet.
The Slutcracker is offered by local artists who keep busy year-round in the Boston-area's many productions. It brings together ballet dancers, burlesque performers, hula hoopers, belly dancers, and so many others with interests in flamenco, hip hop, pole, acting, and myriad dance forms.
Our season begins with auditions in the summer. Throw in rehearals, add glitter. Design and build costumes. Spend Thanksgiving week preparing the Somerville stage with lighting designers, sound engineers, riggers, wranglers and stage hands. Add more glitter. Dress rehearsals. Presto: it's Christmas Time!