Set this puppeteer shop collectible, crafted from 3/4" thick wood on a shelf, desk, or ledge above your windows or doors. It's colorfully printed on the front with a description on the back. Designer, Faline Jones, drew upon her many attendances of Nutcracker Ballet performances to design this 12-piece collection depicting scenes of the ballet as they unfold.
Back description: Clara's godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer, arrives at the family's annual Christmas party. Mysterious and full of surprises, Drosselmeyer presents life-size dancing dolls to the delight of the children and adults alike. Then Drosselmeyer gives Clara a gift of a Nutcracker dressed as a soldier. Definitely the most popular gift at the party, Clara's brother, Fritz, becomes jealous and breaks the Nutcracker.
The Nutcracker Ballet Christmas Story was first performed in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892. The ballet is an adaptation of “The Nutcracker And The Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffman. It was first performed in the United States by the San Francisco Opera Ballet in 1944, and popularized by the New York City Ballet in 1954. This traditional Christmas ballet unfolds a story of a family’s Christmas Eve celebration and revolves around Clara, the daughter, who “awakens” to the world of romantic love.