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The Hip Hop Nutcracker

A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is back and better than ever. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. A unique and joyful event, this evening-length production is performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, who opens the show with a short set.

Just like the original, in The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince go on a dream adventure battling a gang of mice, visiting the land of sweets and learning the lessons of the holiday season. Innovative digital graffiti and visuals transform the landscape of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s beloved story from traditional 19th Century Germany to the vibrant, diverse sights and sounds of contemporary New York City. 

Through this re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, the dynamic performers of The Hip Hop Nutcracker take us on a journey that celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker is part of the 2019/20 Portland'5 Education Program season.

Keller Auditorium : Upcoming Events

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Broadway in Portland presents WICKED - The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz at the Portland'5...

Showing: 07/10 - 07/28
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Showbox Presents welcomes Canadian indie pop band Walk Off the Earth to the Portland'5 Keller Auditorium...

Showing: 08/01
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Broadway in Portland presents Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Portland'5...

Showing: 08/13 - 08/18
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Talcon Ways presents motivational speaker Dr. Cesar Lozano at the Portland'5 Keller Auditorium on Thursday...

Showing: 08/22
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True West presents Calexico and Iron & Wine, with Orville Peck, in concert at the Portland'5 Keller...

Showing: 08/23
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Portland'5 welcomes Café Tacvba's 30th Anniversary Tour to the Keller Auditorium on Sunday, August 25,...

Showing: 08/25