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The ‘Hip Hop Nutcracker’ Takes the Stage Dec. 17-19

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You’re probably familiar with “The Nutcracker” as a classic holiday ballet, but have you ever imagined an updated hip-hop version? That’s exactly what you’ll get with the Hip Hop Nutcracker performed with guest MC Kurtis Blow at Strathmore Music Center. The basic premise of this show is the same as Tchaikovsky’s original version, but the music and scenery are transformed to reflect contemporary urban life and modern concerns. In this show, Clara and the Nutcracker Prince embark on a magical adventure through the heart of New York City, where they strut their stuff with hip-hop dancers and battle with the Rat King in the streets. Tickets start at $33 and are expected to sell out, so you’ll want to head online and reserve your seat now for this unique holiday extravaganza. The show runs for three days only: December 17-19 at 8 pm each night.