August 19, 2019 (Durham, NC) – A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker with special guest MC Kurtis Blow is back and better than ever on Saturday November 30, 2019 at DPAC for two shows.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, August 22 at 12:00 PM:

  • Online at
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina – Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123

    Vivian Street, Durham, NC•

    A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is back and better than ever. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber The Hip Hop Nutcrackeris 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, inThe 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 ofTheHip Hop Nutcrackertake us on a journey that celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.

Venue: Durham Performing Arts Center
2700 Seat Theater
123 Vivian Street
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919)688-3722
Hours: Mon-Fri 10AM-5PM Sat 10AM-2PM