Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker, Boston’s original holiday classic, is back for its 12th season and packed with more magic for the whole family. Fusing Tchaikovsky’s classic score with Duke Ellington’s jazz interpretation, Urban Nutcracker puts a modern spin on the 19th Century fairy tale and transports the audience to an enchanted world not unlike their own. Urban Nutcracker delivers classic ballet, urban tap, hip hop, swing, flamenco, step, jazz, traditional Chinese, modern and a few other surprises that will have your family at the edge of their seats.
The diversity Urban Nutcracker delivers in dance and music is matched by the diversity of performers you will see on the stage. Urban Nutcracker is a reflection and celebration of our multi-cultural communities brought to life by passionate and talented dancers and performers of all colors, creeds, sexual orientations and experiences. As they share the stage, your imagination will be illuminated with the hope of a more inclusive world. And the diversity you will see on the stage is reflected in the audience, giving members an opportunity to share a part of their holiday season in a mult-cultural environment where all we share outshines our few differences. Urban Nutcracker delivers the very cutting edge of dance and music collaboration sure to inspire a new generation of enthusiasts and warm your body and soul this winter!
Constantly innovating to bring you the latest in dance and music while staying true to the spirit of the Nutcracker, this year’s Urban Nutcracker adds spectacular new dimensions including updated choreography, new costumes, surprise guest walk-on roles, new roles, styles and our exciting new youth company, Boston Urban Ballet!
This year Tony Williams Dance Center is especially proud to present the First Ever Urban Nutcracker Comes Out. In honor of our LGBT friends and family, this special performance will feature local LGBT groups, performers and supporters. This truly revolutionary performance is an extension of Urban Nutcracker’s dedication to Equality and every member of our diverse community.