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Debbie Allen’s Annual The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker Stars Raven Symone & Tichina Arnold

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it’s that time again! Back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, Debbie Allen Dance Academy Presents The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as an annual theatrical production.

Hot Chocolate Nutcracker follows the idea of the original tale, with a little twist!  It’s Christmas Eve and the Johnsons are having a grand ole party. The youngest child, Kara Johnson, is a young spirit-filled girl who receives a Nutcracker filled with hot chocolate for the holidays. Falling into a deep slumber, Kara takes the audience on a mystical, magical journey to new lands of wonder from Candy Cane Lane to Egypt to the Land of the Kimona Dolls to Bollywood. Three wise cracking mice narrate the story; they are the three stooges incarnate from New York City who call themselves “The Real Rat Pack.” With dazzling choreography, music and costumes, The Chocolate Nutcracker is sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages.

The show this year stars Debbie Allen, Raven Symone, Carlo Imperato, Tichina Arnold, Rasta Thomas, and many more! With an original score by Mariah Carey, Arturo Sandoval, Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen, James Ingram, Shiamak Davar, Tena Clark and Thump. Performances dates are December 18, 2015 at 7:30pm and December 19, 2015 at 1pm and 7:30pm. There will also be an additional special school performance on the morning of December 18th, 2015 at 10am.

Tickets are not on sale yet, but will be available soon. Check back with Broadway Black as we’ll be sure to keep you updated!


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