Sure, NYC is home to perhaps the most famous Nutcracker production (looking at you New York City Ballet), but it’s not the only sugar plum fairy game in town. (And not all kids may be ready for a two-hour extravaganza at Lincoln Center.) Click through to explore the options, which range from hip-hip, to Russian, to New York CIty-inspired‚ as well as a one-hour starter version.

For a Fresh Take and Kurtis Blow!: The Hip-Hop Nutcracker

It’s Tchaikovsky performed by a DJ, electric violins and guest MC rap legend Kurtis Blow, with digital sets (no telling how high this tree could go) and a high-energy cast. This Nutcracker is remixed, re-imagined and reworked, so just sit back and enjoy the ride!

Tickets: $29-$79
Dec. 15, 2017
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street
Newark, NJ

Which Nutcracker will you be seeing? Tell us in the comments below!

—Alina Adams