As the holiday season kicks into high gear, Disney+ is getting into the spirit .
The streaming platform released the trailer on Thursday for “The Hip Hop Nutcracker,” dropping Nov. 20.
Inspired by Jennifer Weber’s live stage show, currently touring nationwide, the yuletide mashup of hip-hop dance and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score is helmed by award-winning British director Nikki Parsons.
Rev. Run of pioneering hip hop group Run DMC narrates the New York City-set story about a young girl, Maria-Clara, who embarks on a holiday adventure to bring her parents back together.
Hip-hop founding father Kurtis Blow, who serves as a special guest MC with the live stage show, joins in on the action, alongside renowned dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, ballerina Tiler Peck, hip-hop dancer KidaTheGreat AKA Kida Burns and innovative dance troupe Jabbawockeez.
Baltimore School of the Arts dance division alum Caché Melvin stars as Maria-Clara, the precocious protagonist battles with mice and toy soldiers in fantasy worlds where she encounters the magical toymaker Drosselmeyer and the the Nutcracker, who is played by Du-Shant “Fik-shun” Stegall.
“Ellen” sidekick Stephen Laurel “tWitch” Boss and his real-life wife Allison Holker Boss portrays Maria-Clara’s parents.
The filmed adaptation also stars Comfort Fedoke, Viktor White, BDash, Kevin “Konkrete” Davis.