The Hip Hop Nutcracker

A holiday mash-up for the whole family, “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” is back and better than ever. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” 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 as in 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.

Join us for a holiday-themed pre-show party at 6:00 p.m. before the show at 7:00 PM. 

Pre-Show VIP Party Add-On Pricing
$10 //  Non-Members [LINK]
FREE // Current VPA Members (Must RSVP to

Enjoy Holiday-themed sips and bites, kid and adult-friendly crafts,
and DJ spinning the best holiday classics!

Holiday attire and tacky sweaters are encouraged but not required.

FREE Lobby party with local hip hop and breakdance artists.

NOTE: There will be a 20-minute intermission after the first Act.

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Ticket Information

  • Ticket prices: $55, $45, $35
  • Tickets valid for performance date and time only.
  • No refunds. Exchanges issued only to ASC Members.
  • Late seating at discretion of house management.
  • All performances are subject to change.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

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