Virtual Online Event

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

The Hip Hop Nutcracker 2020

A holiday mash-up for the whole family, directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, The Hip Hop Nutcracker  recorded live at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center 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.


Click the FIND TICKETS NOW button to buy a General Admission ($25) or VIP ($55) ticket. Upon completion of purchase, you will receive an email with instructions on how to login to the performance. On the day of the show, follow those instructions and you will be allowed entry when the performance is ready to begin.

  • General Admission must view at scheduled time.
  • VIP package performances are video on demand and allows viewer to watch over 48 hour window (following initial scheduled time) and view a post-show conversation with the show’s creators.
  • Post show conversation will be live and will start at 85 minutes after the initial scheduled showtime.
  • VIP package includes an autographed show poster. Purchaser must include address and phone in confirmation in order to receive.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker is part of the 2020/21 Portland'5 Education Program season.

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