Debbie Allen Dance Academy's "The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker" Wins National Nutcracker Award
The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, which competed with approximately 60 other productions of The Nutcracker across the country, receives “The Nutty” statuette as well as a cash prize to benefit the organization’s education programs.
The creative team for The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, starring Debbie Allen and Carlo Imperato, included Mariah Carey, Arturo Sandoval, Chau-giang Thi Nguyen, James Ingram and Thump.
The Goldstar National Nutcracker Award is the annual initiative “to shine a spotlight on the wide variety of nationwide productions of the holiday classic The Nutcracker.”
The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker was performed Dec. 14-15 at Royce Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles.