WATCH: Debbie Allen Remakes ‘The Nutcracker’

Debbie Allen’s The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker is back by popular demand with public performances beginning December 12 and a special TV presentation airing this weekend.

Allen, known for her legendary career in the arts as a dancer, choreographer and film/television director, adds a vibrant twist to the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, with new music, vivacious characters and a theater experience filled with dance.

The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, presented by the Debbie Allen Dance Academy and The Annennberg Foundation, starring Raven-Symone and Tichina Arnold, airs on BET, Sunday, December 7 at 8/9 CST.

Watch a clip here: