November 21 - 22, 2017

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Concert Series, The State Theatre, Hennepin Theatre Trust
Presented by the Ordway and Hennepin Theatre Trust

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker – a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music – sets out on a third national tour following the success of two previous sold-out tours.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker is an evening-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, DJ and violinist.  Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her Nutcracker prince, travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of sugarplums into 1980s Brooklyn. The Hip Hop Nutcracker celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year’s Eve.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, artistic director of the Brooklyn based theatrical hip-hop dance company Decadancetheatre. It was adapted to contemporary New York City by Mike Fitelson, executive director of United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA) and includes hip-hop interludes remixed and reimagined by DJ Boo as well as an on-stage electric violinist.


Community Engagement Spotlight

Sunday, November 25, 207
2:00PM | Target Atrium

Join us for Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences (Part 14: WINTER TRADITIONS), a free participatory lecture and panel discussion with speakers Myron Johnson and April Sellers. For more information, visit our event page.


This event takes place in Minneapolis. Tickets are sold through the Hennepin Theatre Trust.

For more information on ticketing:

• In person: State Theatre Box Office (no service fee)
• By phone: 800.982.2787
• Online: