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“Nut/Cracked,” The Bang Group’s beloved, witty response to The Nutcracker has delighted audiences for more than 16 years. Nut/Cracked” takes its inspiration from all corners of the dance canon, from tap riffs to en pointe ballet, by way of bubble wrap, disco and Chinese take-out noodles. In Nut/Cracked,” choreographer David Parker finds beauty in the ridiculous, waltzing through many incarnations of Tchaikovsky’s score, including versions by Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller, as well as the traditional orchestral suite.