THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER to Put a Modern Twist on a Holiday Classic at CAPA
Presented by CAPA, the Lincoln Theatre Association, and the King Arts Complex, 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.
A holiday mash-up for the entire family, Maria-Clara and her Nutcracker prince travel back in time through a spell cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer to the moment when her parents first meet in a 1980s' Brooklyn nightclub.
CAPA presents The Hip Hop Nutcracker at the Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.) on Tuesday, December 5, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $22-$52 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, artistic director of the Brooklyn based theatrical hip-hop dance company Decadancetheatre. It was adapted to contemporary New York City by Mike Fitelson, executive director of United Palace of Cultural Arts, and includes hip-hop interludes remixed and reimagined by DJ Boo as well as an on-stage electric violinist.
Visit www.HipHopNutcracker.com for more information.
Owner/operator of downtown Columbus' magnificent historic theatres (Ohio Theatre, Palace Theatre, Southern Theatre) and manager of the Riffe Center Theatre Complex, Lincoln Theatre, Drexel Theatre, Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts (New Albany, OH), and the Shubert Theater (New Haven, CT), CAPA is a non-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment. For more information, visit www.capa.com.