the hip hop nutcracker
featuring Kurtis Blow

Start a hip-hop holiday tradition with your family!

Celebrate the season with NJPAC’s original holiday extravaganza, which reimagines the traditional Tchaikovsky ballet with explosive urban choreography. Featuring rap legend Kurtis Blow as special guest MC.

A dozen unstoppable all-star dancers go full-out from start to finish, wrapping the classic story of The Nutcracker in New York City style. Expect twists, turns and tons of fun in this full-length show that celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.

Last year, NJPAC’s production of The Hip Hop Nutcracker completed its fifth national tour, spread out across 28 U.S. cities, earning acclaim from critics and audiences coast to coast.


sat. 12/17/22 @ 2:00PM

Price $23 - $79+

Prudential Hall
New Jersey Performing Arts Center

“ Hip Hop Nutcracker brings a generous dose of contemporary spirit, sure to heat up even the most restless and wintry of souls. ”
– The New York Times
“ It turns The Nutcracker on its head, in the coolest possible way! ”



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