July 21, 2023




Tickets on sale Friday, July 28, at 10AM Local

(July 21, 2023 - RICHMOND, VA) The Hip Hop Nutcracker, featuring hip hop pioneer Kurtis Blow, returns to Altria Theater on November 29, 2023, in celebration of the show’s 11th touring season. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 28, at 10am. Tickets can be purchased at altriatheater.com.


Directed and choreographed by Tony and Olivier Award-nominated Jennifer Weber, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary dance spectacle re-mixed and re-imagined from the original ballet, smashing hip hop dance and Tchaikovsky’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.


The Hip Hop Nutcracker retells the story of Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince’s dream journey through the modern, self-expressive gaze of hip-hop culture. The production has evolved into a masterpiece due to the creators' never-ending commitment to enhancing the production, and dancers who continue to raise the bar each year. Innovative digital graffiti and visuals transform the landscape of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s beloved story from traditional 19th century Germany to the vibrant, diverse sights and sounds of contemporary New York City. The dynamic performers of The Hip Hop Nutcracker celebrate the magic of the entire holiday season on the most inclusive holiday of them all – New Year’s Eve, a time for new beginnings.


Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 28, at 10:00AM. Tickets will be available online at altriatheater.com, by phone at (800) 514-3849 via Etix, or in-person at the Altria Theater Box Office, located at 6 N. Laurel Street, open Monday-Friday, 10AM-2PM local.


As a courtesy reminder, Altria Theater urges ticket buyers to buy direct from the Altria Theater website or from the sources listed above. All other ticketing sources are through unauthorized sellers. More information on buying direct can be found at altriatheater.com/events/buy-direct.


For more information, visit altriatheater.com.



About ASM Richmond

ASM Richmond is the Richmond, Virginia division of ASM Global, the world’s leading provider of innovative venue services and live experiences. The company manages three local venues including Altria Theater and Dominion Energy Center on behalf of the Richmond Performing Arts Center (RPAC) and Bon Secours Training Center on behalf of the Richmond Economic Development Authority. Previously known as SMG Richmond, the company became ASM Richmond in 2019 following the merger between its parent company, SMG Worldwide, and AEG Facilities. ASM Richmond oversees all facets of venue management including administration and finance, sales and marketing, event production and promotion, and facilities maintenance.


About ASM Global

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Nov. 29, 2023 Wednesday

Hip Hop Nutcracker

Event Starts 7:00 PM