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The Hip Hop Nutcracker featuring Kurtis Blow
November 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
STG Presents The Hip Hop Nutcracker featuring Kurtis Blow at The Paramount Theatre on November 17, 2018.
On sale Friday, September 14th at 10:00 am –> bit.ly/2NCZOYg
A holiday mash-up for the entire family, THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER FEATURING KURTIS BLOW is a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music that sets out on a fourth national tour following the success of three previous sold-out tours.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker is an evening-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ and a violinist. Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her Nutcracker Prince, travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of sugarplums into 1980s Brooklyn. The Hip Hop Nutcracker celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year’s Eve.
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 (UPCA), and includes hip-hop interludes remixed and reimagined by DJ Boo as well as an on-stage electric violinist.