If you've had enough of saccharine seasonal shows, "The Wutcraker" may be just your ticket.
What the heck are Booger Flung Scaries? Will Clara defeat the Rat King? Are a saltine cracker and a piece of lonely cheddar cheese really going to save the disenchanted forest?
Find out at this year's "Wutcraker," a holiday parody written and directed by Drue Robinson, the founder of Bellingham Children's Theatre.
This year's cast has 60 local people age 7 to 70, including morning radio host Dave Walker; Meridian Middle School Principal Jerry Sanderson and Threshold Document's Norman Green.
Three local law officers will be behind bars in the Rat King's dungeon; Bellingham Deputy Police Chief Flo Simon, Whatcom County Sheriff Sergeant Beth Larson and former Bellingham detective Carlotta Jarratt.
Tickets, $14 advance and $17 at the door, are available at Village Books and Greenhouse. Please, no children under 4.
Performances are 7 p.m. Dec. 19-21 and 2 p.m. Dec. 22 at Bellingham High School 20020 Cornwall Ave. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain time. Details: Bellinghamchildrenstheatre.com, 360-734-9999.
Reach Margaret Bikman at 360-715-2273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.