, Gloucester, MA


December 27, 2012

Return of the Lobstah Crackah

Extravaganza is adaptation of holiday classic 'The Nutcracker'

The Lobstah Crackah — a Cape Ann adaptation of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” — returns to the stage beginning tonight at the Lester Wass American Legion post hall in Gloucester.

The multi-generational cast of locals will perform the original work, produced by Gloucester’s Henry Allen.

The show tells the tale of the mysterious Uncle Drawsumbuttah, who arrives at the mayor’s holiday party bearing gifts for all — including a giant LobstahCrackah for his sassy niece named Clarafied.

The story evolves from this point in this homespun holiday extravaganza, which includes many other memorable scenes including “Dancing Scrod” and other characters.

Show times are tonight through Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. The Legion hall is located at 8 Washington St., at the Joan of Arc statue.

The suggested donation is $20, and seniors/veterans/students $15, but no one will be turned away, Allen said.

For more information, visit or call 978-704-1269.

Gail McCarthy can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3445, or at

Text Only | Photo Reprints

Your news, your way
Pictures of the Week
Comments Tracker
AP Entertainment Videos
ShowBiz Minute: Ne-Yo, Sharknado, Keys Russell Simmons, LL Cool J Visit Youth at Jail Married Couple Seeks 'Satisfaction' in New Ways Cast on Love, Weather and Stunts of 'Outlander' Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure 'The Bachelorette' and Her Beau Go Public Tatum Says Filming 'Foxcatcher' Was 'tortuous' Was That Harry Potter at Comic-Con? Fox Dons 'Bondage Strap' Skirt at Comic-Con Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Uzo Aduba Says Emmy Nod Is 'Crazy' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up Mirren Not Thrilled to Play 'The Queen' on B'way The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office Shawn Mendes Jumps From Vine to the Music Charts Cook Shifts Gears in 'Planes: Fire and Rescue'