How to Make a Growing Christmas Tree For The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker’s growing Christmas tree is a wonderful stage decoration. In the ballet, the tree starts out only six feet tall, but as the performance progresses, it grows from nine to twenty feet. It is powered by a mechanical mast motor that allows it to grow to its full height. The stage tree is a triangular structure that begins folded and then grows as it raises. The lighting changes dramatically from a simple white tree to one that is almost full height when it is nearly at its peak.
Marie and the Nutcracker Prince travel through the kingdom of Christmas trees. The Nutcracker-Prince is accompanied by a group of tiny dolls. They are attacked and must defeat the Mouse King. When the Nutcracker-Prince finally defeats his enemies, the dolls dance in joy. The two girls eventually make it to the kingdom of dreams.