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The Hip Hop Nutcracker Livestream

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Approximately one and a half hour long
Appropriate for all ages

Event Description

The Hip Hop Nutcracker turns Tchaikovsky on his head in the coolest possible way.” - CBS

“A crowd-pleasing and uplifting saga just in time for the holiday season.” -

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 re-mixed and re-imagined 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.


Click the select tickets button to buy a General Admission or VIP ticket. Upon completion of purchase, 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. General Admission must view at scheduled time.
VIP package performances are video on demand and allow viewers to watch over a 48-hour window (following initial scheduled time) and view a post-show conversation with the show’s creators. The post-show conversation will be live and will start approximately 85 minutes after the initial scheduled showtime. The VIP package also includes an autographed show poster. Purchaser must include mailing address and phone number in their confirmation in order to receive.

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $50 for VIP packages and are available through Stellar Tickets only. For answers to frequently asked questions, please see the Stellar FAQ.