Scripts, Libretti, Plays

Nutcracker: The Untold Story

Script by Pamela Hill Nettleton, Illustrated by Maurice Sendak, Performed by Eiji Oue and the Minnesota Orchestra, danced by James Sewell Ballet, 1997

Live Performances
The Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Jan 31 and Feb 14, 2016
Redwood Symphony, California, 2014
St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, 2002

Nutcracker: The Untold Story
, with Maurice Sendak, premiered by the Minnesota
Orchestra and James Sewell Ballet, 1997 (YouTube)

Recordings, Video
“Canzon septimi toni #2,” St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, 2002
“Nutcracker: The Untold Story,” Video Release, 1998

Parent’s Choice Gold Award – 1998, Video Script
National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Gold Award – 1998, Video Script
The Dove Foundation Family Approved Seal – 1998, Video Script
Parenting Magazine’s Video Magic Award – 1998, Video Script
Child Magazine’s Top Videos of the Year – 1998, Video Script
Crayola Kids Holiday Videos – 1998, Video Script
Sesame Street Parents Best Videos – 1998, Video Script
Kid’s First! Coalition for Quality Children’s Media Award – 1997, Video Script

A Child's Garden of Monsters

Libretto by Pamela Hill Nettleton, Composed by Libby Larsen, Conducted by Marlene Pauleym

The Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Feb 1 and 8, 2015

A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

The Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, February, 2015

A Carnival of Animals

The Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, February 6, 2011

The Animals Speak

Katrina Benefit, Fitzgerald Theatre, St. Paul, 2005

The Junk Drawer

Katrina Benefit, Fitzgerald Theatre, St. Paul, 2005


The Minnesota Orchestra, One-Actor Play, St. Paul, 2002


The Minnesota Orchestra, One-Actor Play, St. Paul, 2001

The Underwear Opera

Named “Best Classic Music Idea of 1997” by USA Today, 1997

I Don't, I Don't

The Playwright Center, Minneapolis, 1988

The Labor Room

McKnight Theater, Ordway Theater, St. Paul, 1987
Mankato State University, Mankato, Minnesota, 1987
Stage One: Collaboration, St. Paul, 1986
Review from The Star Tribune, 1986 [PDF]