Virtual event
1 hour 25 minutes

November 27, 2020

No upcoming performances

A holiday mash-up for the whole family, directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, The Hip Hop Nutcracker—recorded live at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center—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 like 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 remixed and reimagined 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.

VIP tickets

$20 General Admission tickets allow access to watch the stream when it airs at 7:00pm. 

$50 VIP tickets also include access to the performance on demand any time within 48 hours, beginning at 7:00pm the day of the performance. VIP tickets also include a post-show conversation with the show’s creators, which will stream live at 8:25pm (85 minutes after the 7:00pm show time). VIP ticket purchasers will receive an autographed show poster (must include an address and phone number in confirmation in order to receive poster).

How to watch

Upon purchasing a General Admission or VIP ticket, you will receive an email with instructions on how to login to the performance. On the day of the show, follow those instructions and you will be allowed entry when the performance is ready to begin.

Ticketing for this event is administered by Stellar Tickets. If you encounter any issues receiving the email or logging in, reach out via email to or visit