The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical comedy that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm (the fictional town of fools) underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer-ized orchestration of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, now with original lyrics that celebrate Chanukah. Judah Maccabee's triumphant saga, medieval fables, and accounts of perseverance during the Holocaust emerge with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot (jelly doughnuts), and audience participation and you have the perfect recipe, (not unlike the one for your Bubbe's latkes!), for a perfect holiday gathering. Some might call it crazy...we call it, The MeshugaNutcracker!