My in-laws try to have attend a concert or play as a family Christmas activity every year. This year we attended "The Nutcracker", staged at a local high school by the Lakeville City Ballet. A couple of our friends' children were performing in minor roles.
This staging had a Mouse Queen instead of a Mouse King. The Nutcracker would have been much better off allying with her and the mice to conquer the Kingdoms of Snow and Sweets.