The Hip Hop Nutcracker 2021 National Tour
A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker returns to the stage for its seventh season on tour. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, this contemporary dance spectacle is a re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, smashing hip hop dance and Tchaikovksy’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.
For the 2021 National Tour, I was responsible for overseeing a cast of 16 and ensuring a safe and successful production in 23 different cities over 6 weeks. Working with the Dance Captain and Production Manager, I maintained the integrity of the production across a wide variety of venues and circumstances, including navigating venues of wildly different sizes and configurations, handling cast changes and put-ins due to injury and illness, and managing venue technicians of all abilities and experience levels. I also thoroughly documented the production and created paperwork, including a run sheet, props list, blocking charts in Stage Write, and more, for the production to use in future years or in case of an emergency.
Maximum Entertainment Productions
2021 National Tour