Saturday, December 17th, 2016
New Jersey Performing Arts Center/NJPAC-Prudential Hall
1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
The holiday smash is back for another round! Tchaikovsky's ballet masterpiece, "The Nutcracker", gets a hip-hop remix as a dozen all-star dancers, DJ Boo and legendary MC Kurtis Blow transplant the holiday favorite to New York City. Pirouettes are replaced with explosive hip-hop choreography, and Tchaikovsky's iconic score gets a modern mashup with an electric violinist and DJ. This innovative spin on a classic returns to New Jersey Performing Arts Center, celebrating love, family and the magic of New Year's Eve in a nightclub in 1980s Brooklyn, where Maria Clara's parents meet. The "New York Times" raved about the "generous dose of contemporary spirit sure to heat up even the most restless and wintry of souls."