Dance, Christmas

Hip Hop Nutcracker

When: Wed., Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. 2016

Clearly The Nutcracker has stood the test of time; look how many productions there are of it this week alone. Jennifer Weber and Mike Fitelson have recast this holiday fairy tale about a young girl dreaming of holiday adventures as a hip-hop romance set in Brooklyn. Here Maria-Clara is whisked away by the magic of Drosselmeyer to a certain New Year's Eve in 1980s Brooklyn. In a nightclub on the last night of the year, her parents will meet and fall in love. The Hip Hop Nutcracker features b-boys, a DJ and an electric violinist remixing a beloved favorite right before your eyes. It's performed at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; Tickets are $25 to $65.

Paul Friswold

Price: $25-$65

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