The Hip Hop Nutcracker is Coming Back To Columbus

Tired of the same old Nutcracker every year? This holiday season, Columbusites will once again have the opportunity to check out an epic version of the iconic classic.

Presented by CAPA, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary re-imagining of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ, and an electric violinist.

In this updated take on the classic, Maria-Clara and her Nutcracker Prince travel back in time through a spell to the moment when her parents first meet in a 1980s’ Brooklyn nightclub. This year, the show will open up with Hip Hop legend, MC Kurtis Blow.

MC Kurtis Blow, photo by Tim Norris

“Through the isolation of the pandemic, and for me personally, the gift of receiving a new heart, it is time to hope again,” said Kurtis Walker, known professionally as Kurtis Blow. “And the season of hope is Christmas.” On December 6, 2020, Blow had a heart transplant that has given him a new life.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker will be at the Palace Theatre on December 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30.50-$60.50 and are available here.

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