Strathmore’s venues are currently closed and we are working to reschedule as many concerts in the coming weeks as possible. Please see our official update on our homepage and see individual event pages for cancellations.


The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 8pm

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 8pm

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 8pm

The Music Center

$33 - $68

The Hip Hop Nutcracker
with Guest MC Kurtis Blow
Opening night sponsored by Joel and Elizabeth Helke

This holiday mash-up is back by popular demand! Join Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they set off for a magical adventure…in modern day New York City. The Hip Hop Nutcracker features Tchaikovsky’s classic score punched up by all-star contemporary and hip-hop dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and Kurtis Blow, one of hip-hop’s founding fathers, who opens the show with a short set. Innovative visual effects transform the landscape of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s beloved story from traditional 19th century Germany to the vibrant, diverse sights and sounds of modern urban life. Through this remixed and reimagined version of the holiday classic, The Hip Hop Nutcracker takes us on a journey that celebrates love and community.


This year’s shows are sold out. Please email and we’ll let you know if any inventory opens up and make sure you have the opportunity to reserve your tickets first next year!



Everyone Needs a Ticket! All attendees, including accompanying adults, must have a ticket for performances in the Music Center to help us manage attendance and be sure we don't go over our maximum allowed capacity.

Your Comfort Families with young children may feel more comfortable sitting no closer than the third row on the Orchestra and balcony levels due to the height of some levels in the Concert Hall. Please take this into consideration when selecting the seats that feel best for you and your family.







Hip Hop Nutcracker

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