Due to positive COVID tests related to the Hip Hop Nutcracker tour and out of an abundance of caution for health and safety, the Hip Hop Nutcracker performances at NJPAC in Newark, NJ TODAY at 2PM and 8PM today are being canceled. The tour has strict COVID safety protocols and is closely following all CDC guidelines.

The Elders Tribute and Kwanza Marketplace will also sadly be cancelled however you can still take advantage of our Kwanza programs virtually here or our Facebook page.

You will receive a refund from your point of purchase. If you have any questions, please call NJPAC Priority Team at 888.696.5722 from 9AM to 5PM Monday through Friday.

A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker returns to the stage for its seventh season on tour. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, this contemporary dance spectacle is a re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, smashing hip hop dance and Tchaikovksy’s timeless music together into a heart-stirring and inspirational holiday event. The Hip Hop Nutcracker is brought to life by a powerhouse 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.

Grab your family and friends and let the dynamic performers of The Hip Hop Nutcracker take you on a journey that 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.”
–The New York Times

“It turns The Nutcracker on its head, in the coolest possible way!”

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Your safety is our priority. Please read about all of NJPAC’s health precautions and safety requirements before purchasing your ticket.

A fee of $3.50 has been added to all performance tickets to offset the cost of COVID-19 upgrades and maintenance for performances taking place between September 1, 2021, through July 1, 2022.

NJPAC values the safety of our audiences, artists, and staff. It regularly updates its COVID protocols and procedures based on CDC, federal, state, city, and other scientific data. NJPAC reserves the right to alter safety protocols at any time and at its sole discretion including but not limited to social distancing, vaccines/testing, masks, food service limitations, venue capacity, and entrance requirements as it deems appropriate.