The Hip Hop Nutcracker puts a modern twist on a holiday classic December 5, 2017.
Presented by CAPA, the Lincoln Theatre Association, and the King Arts Complex, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary re-imagining of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ, and an electric violinist. A holiday mash-up for the entire family, Maria-Clara and her Nutcracker prince travel back in time through a spell cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer to the moment when her parents first meet in a 1980s’ Brooklyn nightclub.
CAPA presents The Hip Hop Nutcracker at the Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St. in Columbus, Ohio) on Tuesday, December 5, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $22-$52 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, artistic director of the Brooklyn based theatrical hip-hop dance company Decadancetheatre. It was adapted to contemporary New York City by Mike Fitelson, executive director of United Palace of Cultural Arts, and includes hip-hop interludes remixed and reimagined by DJ Boo as well as an on-stage electric violinist.