Following the success of TheaterWorks’ immersive theater experience “Curiouser & Curiouser,” the Peoria theater will stage a new holiday version of the production, “A Curiouser Nutcracker.”
The show runs Friday, Nov. 27 through Wednesday, Dec. 30 at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 10580 N. 83rd Drive.
“Wonderland has been taken over by the Mouse King and is stuck in an eternal winter,” TheaterWorks states in a promotional news release. “‘A Curiouser Nutcracker’ travels through Winter Wonderland with the White Rabbit and the Sugar Plum Fairy to find the four keys, defeat the Mouse King and free the Nutcracker.”
Filled with snow and the traditional music of Tchaikovsky, the new production combines the worlds of “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Nutcracker.” This holiday version of “Curiouser & Curiouser” continues the safe and intimate approach to live theater developed by TheaterWorks in response to pandemic restrictions.
Audience members walk through every theater, rehearsal space and hallway in the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts.
Up to 12 audience members per performance will experience this 100-minute immersive theater production flowing through each room exploring, solving puzzles and encountering inhabitants to experience live theater in a new and safe way.
“The holidays are an important time for the community to engage in traditional stories that help us celebrate this time of togetherness,” TheaterWorks managing director Cate Hinkle stated. “Our new immersive theater experience will allow people to still have those traditions and participate safely.”
Audience members are required to wear face coverings, temperatures will be taken upon arrival, gloves will be provided to wear throughout the experience, all touch points will be sanitized between groups, and a thorough deep clean will take place each evening, in addition to other safety protocols put in place.
Tickets range from $48 to $36 and go on sale Saturday, Oct. 24. Advance ticket purchases required.
Multiple performances take place Nov. 27–29, Dec. 3–6, 10–13, 17–23, and 27–30.
Call 623-815-7930 or visit curiousertheater.org.