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The Hip Hop Nutcracker Puts a Fresh Spin on a Holiday Classic This December

The Nutcracker, but make it modern. The Hip Hop Nutcracker extracts the heart and soul of the original holiday masterpiece—that is, Tchaikovsky’s famous score—then brings it into the 21st century with an unexpected infusion of hip-hop. This fresh take on the classic has drawn huge crowds to the Strathmore for the past decade, and there’s no reason to think 2022 will be any different. 

Snag your tickets ASAP ($34) to experience the holiday magic for yourself this December. The show opens with a set by legendary hip-hop artist Kurtis Blow. He sets the stage for a reimagined classic that’s set in a contemporary urban setting and led by some of the nation’s best hip-hop dancers. Maria-Clara and her modern Nutcracker Prince set off on an adventure, waging war against the evil Mouse King, as a live DJ and a hip-hop violinist infuse the soundtrack with their own modern flair. You won’t want to miss the made-over ballet as it unfolds at the Strathmore this December 18th through the 22nd, so grab your tickets now before they sell out.