Thursday, December 10, 2020

‘The Hip Hop Nutcracker’ virtually brings theatre back to JAX

FSCJ Artist Series Broadway in Jacksonville presents: “Celebrated Holiday Dance Spectacle” available to stream for Jacksonville audiences and features special appearance by Hip Hop Pioneer - MC Kurtis Blow.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, is available to stream for Jacksonville audiences this holiday season. The live capture, filmed as a part of a partnership with PBS, will allow recurring and new patrons to experience this beloved holiday tradition at home, as theaters across the country remain closed.

Hip Hop Nutcracker - School Edition Performance Dates: December 3 - 17, 2020
Ticket Link: FSCJ Artist Series School Performances.

Hip Hop Nutcracker - Public Livestream Performance Dates:
December 18, 2020, at 8 p.m.; December 19, 2020, at 8 p.m.; December 20, 2020, at 3 p.m.
Ticket Link: FSCJ Artist Public-Livestream Performances.

Directed and choreographed by Olivier-nominated Jennifer Weber, The Hip Hop Nutcracker 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. The show is produced by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) with Executive Producer, Eva Price, and co-commissioned by the United Palace of Cultural Arts.

Preview the action HERE in this video.

"We're thrilled to be able to bring our show to new audiences as well as to those who have made The Hip Hop Nutcracker a holiday tradition," said NJPAC Producer David Rodriguez. "This year, not only will audiences experience the magic of The Hip Hop Nutcracker, but do so in their own homes.”

“While I’m saddened we can’t take The Hip Hop Nutcracker on the road this year, I’m thrilled we’re able to find a way to bring this show to audiences around the country for the seventh consecutive season,” says Executive Producer and Tony Award winner Eva Price. “This will be a holiday season unlike any other. I’m so glad we’ll have this comforting, inspiring and inclusive tradition to provide much-need and well-earned joy.”

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.

Hip Hop Nutcracker - School Edition Tickets for The Hip Hop Nutcracker - School edition start at $6 per individual.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker virtual program includes: A full-length performance video, an educational guide that provides literacy and history lessons as well as activities for your students & a pre-recorded Q&A with creator Jennifer Weber.

Ticket Link: Hip Hop Nutcracker - Public Livestream General Admission tickets for THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER start at $20.

VIP Access Package available for purchase starting at $50: Includes Livestream performance plus Live Talkback following the performance, Video On Demand access, & autographed show poster.

Ticket Link: FSCJ Artist Series Tickets Hip - Hop Nutcracker, Public Livestream.

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