FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Hip Hop Nut- cracker, a contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, comes to the Amaturo Theater as part of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts 2016-17 Dance Series from Tuesday, November 29 through Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker reimagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip- hop choreography as a dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ and an electric violinist bring the traditional story to life in contemporary New York City.

Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her nutcracker prince, Myron, travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of a palace of sugarplums into a romance set in 1980s Brooklyn. The dance work celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year’s Eve.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, artistic director of the all-female hip-hop crew ‘Decadancetheatre’ in Brooklyn. It is adapted to today’s New York by Mike Fitelson, executive director of the United Palace of Cultural Arts in New York City.

In a review of the production, The New York Times reported, “A generous dose of contemporary spirit sure to heat up even the most restless and wintry of souls.”

Tickets are $25–$59. Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center, Parker Playhouse and affiliated venues. Buy tickets online at or; by phone at 954-462- 0222; in person at Ticketmaster outlets or the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.

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The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.

All dates, programs and artists are subject to change.