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Event Series Event Series: 5 Points Nutcracker: A Jazz Experience

5 Points Nutcracker: A Jazz Experience

December 23, 2023 @ 2:00 pm MST

Directed by Larea Edwards

Music Direction By Tenia Nelson

December 22nd & 23rd Doors at 1:30 pm & 6:30pm Show at 2:00pm & 7pm

The Savoy Denver- 2700 Arapahoe St.  Denver, CO 80203

Step into a magical Nutcracker journey this holiday season. Larea Edwards’ directorial debut with an all new LuneAseas cast. Immerse yourself in the vibrant sounds of live jazz, hear the tales of 5 Points’ illustrious past, and be captivated by a fresh choreographic interpretation of Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker, brought to life by Denver’s star performers. Venture through the mysterious passageways and hidden staircases of the iconic Savoy Denver. Join us for an immersive night of performance, local history, and a silent auction featuring giveaways from Denver’s finest art venues.

Our 5 Points Nutcracker weaves a fresh twist on a holiday classic, celebrating the cultural richness of 5 Points Denver, often dubbed as “The Harlem of the West”. Larea Edwards(The Flobots and Deep Pocket Thieves)  transforms classic Nutcracker characters, drawing parallels to local 5 Points  legends, presenting a heartwarming Christmas narrative deeply rooted in the African-American experience. Jazz maestro, Tenia Nelson infuses the performance with her unique musical interpretation of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorns’ 1960 score, adding a touch of improvisational magic. Denver’s dance sensations, Reyna Muerta, Chopz, Kayla Banks, and Vi Bright, join LuneAseas to showcase an eclectic blend of swing, break, and contemporary dance, all viewed through the Jazz Era’s lens. Prepare to be enthralled by dazzling visuals, ingenious props, and a vibrant interactive setting. This enchanting experience is graciously supported by the City of Denver EDI Grant  Music Advancement Fund, and the Rino Art District. Join us for a night to remember, December 22nd and 23rd at 7pm at the Savoy Denver, 2700 Arapahoe st. Denver. To reserve your party for this experience visit Go behind the scenes and get exclusive information by following the artists’ journey on instagram @5pointsnutcracker and @luneaseas, or sign up for their sporadic e-newsletter at


December 23, 2023
2:00 pm
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