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Palace Theater and Shubert Theatre To Stream HIP HOP NUTCRACKER

It is available to stream for the Shubert Theatre audiences this holiday season on Saturday December 19 7:00pm.

Palace Theater and Shubert Theatre To Stream HIP HOP NUTCRACKER

The Shubert Theatre in New Haven and the Palace Theater in Waterbury have again partnered to offer their respective audiences the opportunity to enjoy a holiday tradition with a modern twist. The Hip Hop Nutcracker (www.hiphopnutcracker.com), a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music, sponsored by the Bank of America Holiday Series, is available to stream for the Shubert Theatre audiences this holiday season on Saturday December 19 7:00pm or for the Palace Theater Waterbury audiences on Sunday December 20 at 3:00pm EST. To purchase tickets go to: www.shuberttheatre.org or www.palacetheaterct.org . The live capture performance, 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.

Directed and choreographed by Olivier-nominated Jennifer Weber,a??The Hip Hop Nutcrackera?? 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 in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toBO5yHVIhg&feature=youtu.be

"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 likea??the original, ina??The Hip Hop Nutcracker,a??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 19tha??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 ofa??The Hip Hop Nutcracker take us on a journey that celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.



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