By popular demand, ContempraDANCE Theatre’s “Philly Nutt Crak-Up” returns to the Avenue of the Arts for its 15th year performing in Philadelphia. Join the infamous Rappin' SugarPlum Fairy, battling Hip Hoppin' Railway Rats, City Hall Dolls, Captain Philadelphia and Liberty Belle-Anne, as they amaze audiences in this "nutty" take-off of the classic Nutcracker holiday tradition. The Philly Nutt Crak-Up is based on an original rap song, written by the SugarPlum Fairy herself, guiding audiences to famous Philadelphia landmarks such as the Kingdom of Prussia and South Street while Liberty Belle-Anne searches for her "Nutty" true love. Audiences will be captivated by feats of theatrical entertainment including dance performances by superheroes, Penn's Angels, and Philly's very own Rocky with the South Street Rocky-Ettes.  "Philly Nutt Crak-Up" is filled with references to local Philadelphia places, personalities, foods and skylines, combining comedy, hip-hop, jazz, modern and ballet dance, creating a memorable event for audiences of all ages. Philly Nutt Crak-Up features the choreography of critically acclaimed Artistic Director Gail Vartanian as well as renowned hip hop artists from throughout the area. “Philly Nutt Crak-Up" has been featured in Philadelphia Magazine, Dance Magazine, the City Paper, a feature segment on Channel 6 ABC’s Prime Time Weekly show, NBC's 10 show and Channel 17’s Eye Opener segment. New acts, new faces! Be a part of this Philadelphia holiday tradition!

WHERE: Suzanne Roberts Theater 480 South Broad Street Philadelphia PA. 19146 

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Friday, November 30th 8pm Show

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Saturday, December 1st 2:30pm Show

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Sunday, December 2nd 3:30pm Show