Close

Our Mission:

We are a not-for-profit performing arts center who presents and produces a wide variety of quality performing arts, advances arts education and creates a neighborhood that is a superior destination for entertainment, business and residential living, thereby strengthening the economic vitality of the region.

The Stage

Presenting and producing a variety of the finest entertainment for the betterment of the community. more

Arts Education

A national leader in engaging the community through enriching experiences in the performing arts. more

Area Development

A major area developer creating a vibrant destination and economically-strong neighborhood. more

Not-for-Profit

Performing Arts Center

A not-for-profit that must raise over $4 million dollars annually to continue improving the region's quality of life. more

Hip Hop Nutcracker

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary reimagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, sets out on a third national tour following the success of two previous sold-out tours.

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 Nutcracker prince, 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 sugarplums into 1980s Brooklyn. The Hip Hop Nutcracker 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 Brooklyn based theatrical hip-hop dance company Decadancetheatre. It was adapted to contemporary New York City by Mike Fitelson, executive director of United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA) and includes hip-hop interludes remixed and reimagined by DJ Boo as well as an on-stage electric violinist.

Please Note:
Children under two years old are generally not permitted in the theaters. However, everyone regardless of age must have a ticket. All children must be seated with an adult. Any person disrupting a performance or inhibiting the enjoyment of an event for guests may be removed from the theater without refund.

Event Times

Printer Friendly Version

Hip Hop Nutcracker

Wed, Dec 6, 2017
Accessibility Info

How do we get there?

PlayhouseSquare is located in Cleveland's theater district located on Euclid Avenue, between East 14th and East 17th Streets. For detail directions, visit our Directions and Parking section to find convenient directions. For public transportation, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority provides public transportation to areas around PlayhouseSquare. Click here for more information on public transportation.

Where do we park?

The PlayhouseSquare Garage is located at East 15th and Chester with elevators located on each level and a walkway to the complex. PlayhouseSquare has kept event night parking affordable for our customers. Parking can be purchased for the on-site PlayhouseSquare garage for just $20.00 ($15.00 advance purchase). Click here for more information.

Where can I dine when visiting PlayhouseSquare?

Experience some of Cleveland's finest restaurants at PlayhouseSquare before the show. Our interactive dining guide offers a variety of dining options around PlayhouseSquare.

Do you need to purchase tickets by phone or in-person?

The Ticket Office is located in the KeyBank State Theatre lobby and is open Monday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Hours vary when we have an evening performance and will also vary during the summer months. To confirm operating hours call the Ticket Office information line at 216-771-8403. Tickets may also be purchased by phone Mon.-Sat. 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at 216-241-6000 or 866-546-1353. For additional ticket and theater policies, visit our ticket policy section.

Ticket Office Information

Ticket Office Information Line:
216-771-8403

Purchase Tickets by Phone
216-241-6000
866-546-1353