Thank you for attending Club drosselmeyer 1940!!
We're very happy to report that Club Drosselmeyer 1940 was a rousing success: we had flying Frenchmen, robot battles, Shakespeare, forgeries, intrigue, sugarplums and lots and lots of dancing. We're already plotting on how to make Club Drosselmeyer 1941 even better-- and you can help! We've put together a quick survey and would greatly appreciate your feedback. Even if you did not attend Club Drosselmeyer, we'd love to hear from you!
who will you meet at Club Drosselmeyer?
Herr Drosselmeyer is a scientist and inventor. He’s something of a “magician” and a man of mystery. Drosselmeyer and his team of scientists led by his niece, Dr. Clara Stahlbaum, are hard at work in their workshop at Drosselmeyer Industries to develop a new type of military technology he calls “Project Nutcracker”. Just in time, too. It’s 1940. Who knows what will happen in the world?
Fritz Stahlbaum just never got the family scientist gene like his sister Clara. Herr Drosselmeyer made his nephew manager of Club Drosselmeyer to “keep him busy” but wherever Fritz is, Rhett “The Rat” King is never far behind. There are rumors that Fritz’s gambling debts run deep. Will Fritz’s rash behavior go far enough to break his sister’s Project Nutcracker?
Frau Greta is Herr Drosselmeyer’s indispensable personal assistant and bodyguard. She is the president and founder of the Drosselmeyer Fan Club. Are you a member of the fan club?
You’ve surely heard of Ginger LaMarr from movies like “Red Hot Mama” and “Sing it Sweetly” Now you can see her in person, performing with Rocco and the Stompers on the stage of Club Drosselmeyer. Longstanding friends with Herr Drosselmeyer and an original Bostonian herself, Miss LaMarr lives in her estate in Hollywood but always remembers her friends and family back east for the holidays.
Dr. Clara Stahlbaum is an expert in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics with her PhD from MIT. Now, she works with her uncle at Drosselmeyer Industries as lead scientist of a promising new military technology: Project Nutcracker. She’s young, inventive, diligent, and ambitious, but something seems slightly odd about the most recent prototype, Version Charlie.
Project Charlie is looking promising. He has encyclopedic intelligence, has been programmed to simulate acts of courage and has talents like dance, mind control and french cuisine. Will be be up to the task against the Ratman, a new robot technology created by notorious mob boss, Rhett “The Rat” King and his team of scientists at King Technology?
Sugar Faye is a rising star on stage and on the silver screen, famous for her incredible solo dance act. Her dazzling, befeathered, and bewitching routine will make you tap your feet! Lesser known is her treatise on spread-spectrum technology and radio frequencies.
Dr. Effie Vladivostok pictured here with her invention the Ratman, is a former scientist of Drosselmeyer Industries who recently jumped ship to King Technologies. Dr. Vladivostok claims her robot is superior to Project Charlie. Who’s the better bot?
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Club Drosselmeyer?
It is an immersive, interactive show set in a nightclub in 1940 owned by Herr Drosselmeyer, inventor of Project Nutcracker. You can grab a drink, watch the floor shows, and listen (or dance!) to our live band, including arrangements of Nutcracker pieces in swing time. If you'd like to interact, you can speak with various characters throughout the club to figure out more about the story and help them out by solving puzzles and completing tasks.
Do I need to interact to enjoy the show?
You're welcome to just enjoy the show, hanging out in a 1940's nightclub is pretty fun! If you want to solve some puzzles without interacting, perhaps team up with somebody who would rather interact than solve puzzles! You definitely will not be dragged out to interact in front of the full audience, all interactions are personal, like chatting with someone at a bar.
What are the different ticket options like?
Standing Room tickets ($49) are great if you don't mind being on your feet or are planning on being up and about for the evening. Floor Tables ($69) are placed around the dance floor, so they're in a great central location to access the various characters, and it also gives you a nice home base to work at and a good view of the performances. The Banquette seats on the Mezzanine ($59) are perfect for puzzlers who want ample table room and folks who want to be a bit out of the bustle of the main seating area, though you may need to stand or move a bit to get a clear view of some of the performances. The VIP Mezzanine Seats ($89). Tickets are available here!
Do I have to dress up? What should I wear?
We highly recommend dressing up: it is fun to have an excuse to dress your best and if everybody dresses up, it helps with the immersion! If you don't know how to dress like it is 1940, just dress to impress! Check out these 1940's style guides for men and women if you'd like to dress appropriately for the time period!
Who would enjoy this show? Do I need to be a dancer/puzzler/younger/older/introvert/extrovert?
We've specifically designed the show to be enjoyable for all different engagement levels. You can interact as much or as little as you'd like. Some of the pathways are more puzzle-y than others, and there will be "waiters" around the club to help you find a way to enjoy yourself, or help you out if you get stuck! Dancing is entirely optional. Folks of all different ages from 10 to 93 came to Club Drosselmeyer last year and had a great time!
Is the show different from last year?
The show is completely different than last year! All new story! All new puzzles! Of course, it still involves the same Nutcracker characters you know and love, but this year it is 1940 and the situation has changed.