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Tony Nominee Jennifer Weber shares The Hip Hop Nutcracker's Famous Fan

By Maddie Orton,

originally published: 12/14/2023

Tony Nominee Jennifer Weber shares The Hip Hop Nutcracker

The Hip Hop Nutcracker translates Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet music into an incredible holiday story told through hip hop dance. Director and Choreographer Jennifer Weber—who is also the Tony-nominated choreographer behind Broadway’s & Juliet and KPOP—brought the idea to life 10 years ago in partnership with NJPAC. Now, a decade of touring and two films later, The Hip Hop Nutcracker has become a tradition of its own and returns to NJPAC on December 23rd.

Performances take place at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on December 23rd at 2:00pm & 7:30pm. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

Jennifer Weber talks with Jersey Arts about break dancing, ballet, and the show's famous fan: Mikhail Baryshnikov.

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About the author: Maddie Orton is an Emmy-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. She has worked on several PBS shows including: "Take on Fake," "NJTV News," "MetroFocus," "WLIW Arts Beat," and "Treasures of New York." A life-long theater lover, Maddie created the documentary "I Can't... I Have Rehearsal," exploring New Jersey's arts education through high school musicals. She studied theater and American Studies at Rutgers University, and lives in the great Garden State with her husband and kiddo.

Content provided by Discover Jersey Arts, a project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts.



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