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Putting a Spin on a Classic Ballet, The Hip Hop Nutcracker Turns Tchaikovsky on His Ear

Celebrate the holiday season with NJPAC's very own holiday smash—an urban dance retelling of the timeless fairy tale, featuring rap legend Kurtis Blow as special guest MC.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker resets Tchaikovsky's classic score to explosive hip-hop choreography courtesy of Jennifer Weber. A dozen all-star dancers - plus a DJ, a violinist, and awesome digital scenery - bring the traditional Nutcracker story to new life, but with a distinctly urban twist. This evening-length show celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.

"Hip Hop Nutcracker brings a generous dose of contemporary spirit, sure to heat up even the most restless and wintry of souls," raves The New York Times. "It turns The Nutcracker on its head, in the coolest possible way," says CBS. "If you're more into break-dancing than ballet, but still love Tchaikovsky, this is the Nutcracker for you."

Check out a spin on a classic holiday tale at the Arvest Bank Theatre at Midland in Kansas City, Missouri!

Even though The Royale at City Place Apartments in Overland Park, Kansas provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!

Event Time/Date:
Thursday, November 29, 2018—8:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
1228 Main Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64105

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