In the wings: Sugar plums, soldiers and sweet beats

Tchaikovsky goes all “Krush Groove” in “The Hip-Hop Nutcracker,” an ‘80s-minded riff on the holiday favorite.

The touring show features the pioneering rapper Kurtis Blow (“The Breaks”) as guest MC, plus modern dancers choreographed by director Jennifer Weber of Brooklyn’s Decadancetheatre.

It also promises digital scenery that will transplant the classic story to 1980s Brooklyn.

“The Hip-Hop Nutcracker” hits the Civic Theatre on Saturday for a one-night-only performance.

“The Hip-Hop Nutcracker”

When: 8 p.m. Saturday.

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown.

Tickets: $31.50-$61.50.

Phone: (619) 570-1100

Online: sdcivic.org.

jim.hebert@sduniontribune.com

Twitter: @jimhebert

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