Editors' pick

A Jazz, Hip-Hop Nutcracker

Dance, Kid-Friendly

Editorial Review

Local children join the professional dance company to retell the story with Ellington's music mixed in with tunes from Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Rihanna and more soul and hip-hop artists.

The show will be performed at two locations. Tickets for the Stuart Hobson Middle School performances must be purchased in advance by calling 202-785-0035. See the Web site for reduced rates for advance purchases.

Performances at Stuart Hobson Middle School will be at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.

Performances at the Publick Playhouse will be at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19.