This holiday season will have a hip-hop take on The Nutcracker ballet, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, which will be set in New York City. While you have been able to see this show in theaters across the country, it will be great for people to be able to tune in to Disney+ to watch it this season. Not only will Rev Run be bringing us along for the show, but there are all sorts of famous dancers that will show up including some of our favorites in tWitch and Fik-shun. The show has Maria-Clara, played by Caché Melvin (also amazing), going on a holiday adventure to bring her parents back together.
So looking forward to The Hip Hop Nutcracker on Disney+ as the holidays get closer.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Run-D.M.C.’s Rev Run brings us along for a hip-hop reimagining of The Nutcracker ballet set in New York City. It’s the night of the annual New Year’s Eve block party and Maria-Clara (Caché Melvin) is worried that her mom and pop (Allison Holker Boss and Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss) aren’t getting along… and it’s bringing her down. Maria-Clara embarks on a holiday adventure to bring her parents back together, finding help along the way from the magical toymaker, Drosselmeyer (Comfort Fedoke) and the Nutcracker (Du-Shant “Fik-shun” Stegall) she brings to life.
Maria-Clara’s journey takes her from the streets of New York to fantasy worlds where she battles with mice and toy soldiers (Viktor White, BDash, Kevin “Konkrete” Davis), and back in time to the Land of Sweets to find the key to unlock her holiday wish. Will it be enough to rekindle her parents’ lost love before the clock strikes midnight? The special features best-in-class dancers Mikhail Baryshnikov, Tiler Peck, KidaTheGreat AKA Kida Burns, the Jabbawockeez as magical snowflakes, and more!
The Disney+ Original special The Hip Hop Nutcracker—directed by Nikki Parsons—debuts on Disney+ this holiday season.