The Nutcracker Puppet Show may be one of the programs of your Budapest Christmas holiday, if you love theater performances and visit Budapest with children: puppets and actors will perform the classic Nutcracker story, the dreamy Christmas party, the excitements of the big battle of the Mouse King and the Nutcracker, the enchanted Snow Land, etc. Christmas with children – no language barrier when it comes to live performances of the best kind.
Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is also performed as a ballet at the wonderful Opera House in Budapest. The Nutcracker show with puppets will be at the Palace of Arts (MUPA or Muveszetek Palotaja).
Dates: 3 pm and 7 pm on Dec 22 2016 and 10.30 am and 3 pm on 23 Dec 2016
Venue: Palace of Arts, Festival Theatre
Prices: HUF 1500, 1800, 2000
Nutcracker Puppet Show with Actors and Puppets
Maria, Drosselmeyer, the Mouse King, Stahlbaum, and of course the nutcracker himself, The Land of Sweets, the Christmas tree and the boxes of presents. In other words, that Christmas theatrical essential, the wonderful Nutcracker. The traditional work appears here on an extended stage, where the entire Tchaikovsky score and the essential concept remain the same, but the performance is adapted for the greatest visual impact.
One or two of the characters will be played by actors, while others will also be represented by giant puppets. In accordance with the set design of Klaudia Orosz, the Christmas tree, with an unlit decoration at its peak, will stand to the right of the stage. The tree will grow and be lit from within as events unfold, while it becomes white again when the snow falls. When the top is pushed, it transforms into the castle of the Land of Sweets, and then back into a Christmas tree. There is a giant clock face that grows wings and turns into an owl as the image of the actor Drosselmeyer is projected on it. Masks, oversized puppets and 3D animated images – all genuine marvels that breathe new life into this classic Christmas story. (source: Muveszetek Palotaja Budapest, mupa.hu)
Budapest December 2016 events: one of the options is to go to the Palace of Arts on December 22 and 23
Presented by: Nemzeti Filharmonikusok (National Philharmonic Orchestra), Művészetek Palotája
- Tamas Juronics
- Andrea Toth, Attila Etele Kiss
- Julia Horanyi
- Zazzy Design
- head ornament
- Ferenc Stadler