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The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Dec 26 - 29 , 2018 · KNIGHT THEATER at Levine Center for the Arts

Prices begin at $19.99

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts

  • Box Office: (704) 372-1000
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The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Dec 26 - 29 , 2018 · KNIGHT THEATER at Levine Center for the Arts

Prices begin at $19.99

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts

A  holiday  mash-up  for  the  entire  family,  The  Hip  Hop  Nutcracker,  a  contemporary  work  set  to  Tchaikovsky’s  timeless  music featuring rap legend Kurtis Blow as special guest MC,  embarks  on  an  international  tour  on  the  strength  of  last  December’s  sold-out  performances  of  the  world  premiere  at  New  Jersey  Performing  Arts  Center  (NJPAC)  and  United  Palace  of  Cultural  Arts  (UPCA)  in  New  York  City. 

The  Hip  Hop  Nutcracker  is  an  evening-length  production  performed  by  a  supercharged  cast  of  a  dozen  all-star  dancers,  DJ  and  violinist.  Through  the  spells  cast  by  the  mysterious  Drosselmeyer,  Maria-Clara  and  her  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  UPCA  –  the  work’s  original  producer  –  and  includes  hip-hop  interludes  remixed  and  reimagined  by  DJ  Boo  and  an  on-stage  electric  violinist.

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Performance Schedule

Special Offers

Student Rush

$15 Student Ticket Available In Advance and Night Of Show

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Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage. This Garage is CASH ONLY.

DESIGNATED PARKING GARAGE
Levine Center for the Arts Parking Garage
Located at 550 S. Tryon Street with an entrance on W. Stonewall Street.

Pay as you enter the garage.

*The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun. This garage is CASH ONLY.

CLICK HERE for parking information for Spirit Square events. (McGlohon Theater, Duke Energy Theater)

CLICK HERE for parking information for Blumenthal Performing Arts Center events. (Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater)

Accessibility

Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience.

  • Assistive listening systems available
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating

Wheelchair access
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances in the Knight Theater, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the corner of 1st and S. Tryon Streets.

SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

Audio Description
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At the Knight Theater, simply ask any usher for assistance.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.

SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING

Interpreting
Certain performances at the Performing Arts Center will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance

Group Sales

10% for groups of 10+, with one comp ticket