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Perhaps you were there last year when the United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA) helped create a new holiday show for the Northern Manhattan community and beyond. “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” featured Tchaikovsky's magical score, explosive hip hop dance, and an adaptation of the classic story reimagined in Washington Heights.
It was a hit, delighting thousands of audience members of all ages during two shows at the United Palace and two at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark.
Audiences loved it and so did the press. The New York Times described it as: "magical" with "touches of poetry" and "a gift to Upper Manhattan." Time Out New York called it “a classic rebooted.” CBS News said “The Hip Hop Nutcracker turns Tchaikovsky on his head in the coolest possible way.” (Read all the press about the show.)
This November it returns to the Palace for two shows before going on an 11-city tour, including . . . Miami . . . Atlanta . . . St. Paul . . . Charleston . . . Charlotte, and . . . believe it or not . . . Moscow, Russia!