The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Sunday at 6:30pm
- 2 hours and 10 minutes
- Detroit Opera House
Health & Safety Information
All Guests* attending these performances must show proof of a Negative Covid Test (taken within 72 hours of your performance) OR proof of Full Vaccination (at least 14 days after your second dose) with a government issued ID prior to admittance to the theatre. Additionally - all guests must wear face coverings while in the theatre unless actively eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status.
*Children ages 5-11 will not need to show proof of negative Covid test or vaccine to attend Hip Hop Nutcracker at the Detroit Opera House. All persons entering the theater, regardless of age, must have a ticket and will be required to wear a mask at all times except when actively eating or drinking.
A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker returns to the stage for its seventh season on tour. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, this contemporary dance spectacle is a re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, smashing hip hop dance and Tchaikovksy’s timeless music together into a heart-stirring and inspirational holiday event. The Hip Hop Nutcracker is brought to life by a powerhouse 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.
Grab your family and friends and let the dynamic performers of The Hip Hop Nutcracker take you on a journey that celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.
View Cast & Creative
LISA “LBOOGIE” BAUFORD
RANDI “RASCAL” FREITAS
JACKIE “JK-47” AGUDO
ANTHONY “OMEN” CABRERA
SETH “REAKTION” HILLARD
JON “GIFTED” JIMENEZ
JARVIS L. BENSON
Special Guest MC
Directed & Choreographed by
Based on “The Nutcracker” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
John Schreiber, President & CEO
David Rodriguez, Executive Producer
Julia Kraus, Producer
Eva Price, Executive Producer
Broadway & Beyond Theatricals