Electric Violinist

The Hip Hop Nutcracker is seeking an electric Violinist (any gender, any ethnicity) with a strong, urban, youthful and energetic stage presence. Violinist performs on stage as a cast member, so acting experience is helpful. Violinist will play selections from the classical score and also improvise with a hip hop DJ.

To be considered, please send a headshot & resume to hiphopnutcracker@gmail.com. Auditions will be by appointment only and will take place on September 22-23. Those who apply should possess a passport or be able to obtain one by January (we can provide assistance if necessary). The tour begins rehearsals with the violinist on November 16 and performs through January 3, 2016. There is a hiatus from December 7-13 and also from Dec 22-27. The tour performs in Russia from January 10-18, 2016.

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. It is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, artistic director of the all-female hip-hop crew Decadancetheatre in Brooklyn. It is adapted to today’s New York by Mike Fitelson, executive director of United Palace of Cultural Arts, and includes hip-hop interludes remixed and reimagined by DJ Boo.

Submit by 9/21/2015