Don’t miss this holiday mash-up for the entire family!

Hip Hop Nutcracker, with special guest MC Kurtis Blow, takes the stage at Palace Theatre (34 W Broad St. Columbus) this Saturday Dec 8 at 8 p.m.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary re-imagining of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ, and an electric violinist. Through the spell 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 1980s’ Brooklyn nightclub.

Ticket prices vary and can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center at the Ohio Theatre (39 E State St. Columbus), by calling (800) 745-3000 or on

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics.