The Hip Hop Nutcracker

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

with Guest MC Kurtis Blow

Limited tickets remain!


Tue, December 19, 2023 | 8pm

Wed, December 20, 2023 | 8pm

Thu, December 21, 2023 | 2pm (matinee) & 8pm

Fri, December 22, 2023 | 8pm

$28 - $68

Hip Hop Nutcracker Dancers With Drosselmeyer

The Music Center at Strathmore

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This holiday mash-up is back by popular demand! Follow Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince on a magical adventure set in modern-day New York City.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker features a combination of Tchaikovsky’s classic score and 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. Using innovative visual effects, the production transforms the traditional 19th century German landscape of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s beloved story into a vibrant and diverse representation of modern urban life.

This remixed and reimagined version of the classic holiday tale takes audiences on an unforgettable journey celebrating love and community. 

This performance may be loud for some patrons. Patrons are welcome to bring their own earplugs or noise canceling headphones. 

This performance includes the use of stage fog and strobe effects.

Concert Program

Strathmore extends its gratitude to AARP for supporting our programs and for making this performance possible. 

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