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  • American Repertory Ballet

    American Repertory Ballet's Nutcracker at State Theatre
    15 Livingston Avenue
    December 19, 2014 at 10:30AM (School Show)
    December 19, 2014 at 7:30PM with Pre-Performance Donor Reception at 6PM
    December 20, 2014 at 1:00PM and 4:30PM
    December 21, 2014 at 1:00PM and 4:30PM
    American Repertory Ballet's professional dancers are joined by students from Princeton Ballet School to tell the story of a young girl and how a mysterious gift brings about enchanted dreams and fantastical scenes. Spectacular sets by Carl Sprague, including a spectacular growing Christmas tree, and costumes by Gina Ricca create the atmosphere of dreamlike magic. Whether it's your first time, an annual tradition, or a once-in-a-lifetime experience, ARB's Nutcracker is a perfect holiday treat for your entire family to be transported and inspired. Performances at State Theatre feature a live orchestra and the Princeton GirlChoir, under the direction of Maestro Michael Pratt. American Repertory Ballet's Nutcracker also tours to McCarter Theatre in Princeton, Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan, and Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. 
     
    Photo Credit: Leighton Chen.

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  • Crossroads Theatre Company

    Holiday Jubilee! Concept by Rick Sordelet
    December 11th - December 21st
    Ticket Prices Vary. Please Call the Box Office.
    Our hit family show and multi-cultural celebration of the holidays, returns for  it’s 5th year and this time “wedding bells are ringing!”  Enjoy the celebration – where kids are admitted free with purchase of an adult ticket.  The perfect way to celebrate the holidays with your family and friends.

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  • George Street Playhouse

    The Fabulous Lipitones 
    by John Markus & Mark St. Germain
    Choreographed by Michael Lichtefeld
    Directed by Michael Mastro with Donald Corren, Wally Dunn, Rohan Kymal and Jim Walton
    November 18th – December 14th
    What happens when a barbershop quartet loses a key member to a heart-stopping high "B flat?" The three surviving members suddenly find themselves scrambling to find a tenor before the national competition. When the golden tones of "Bob" are heard through the phone, the Lipitones are all ears...but when they meet him in person, he's not quite what they expected. An uproarious comedy of misunderstanding, sterotypes and the path to perfect harmony. Tickets starting at $28 now available as well as flexible, affordable admission packages. For further information, contact the George Street Playhouse Box Office at 732-246-7717.

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  • Lustig Dance Theatre

    Graham Lustig's A Jazzy Nutcracker 
    at Monroe Township Performing Arts Center
    200 Schoolhouse Road, Monroe, NJ
    December 12th at 7PM
    December 13th at 1PM and 4:30PM
    Set in the 1960's, A Jazzy Nutcracker features a Christmas celebration attended by Santa Claus, a space-age battle scene, a winter wonderland skating-rink, plus a magical night spent discovering the secrets of "Drosselmeyer's" department store.  
     
     

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  • Mason Gross School of the Arts

    Playwrights Festival (Theater)
    Jameson Studio Theater
    30 Jones Avenue
    December 4th at 7:30PM
    December 5th at 7:30PM
    December 6th at 3:30PM & 7:30PM
    December 7th at 2PM & 6PM
    Featuring exciting new plays in production written by Rutgers' M.F.A. playwrights. 
     
    Christmas in Carol and Song 
    Kirkpatrick Chapel
    81 Somerset Street
    December 6th at 6PM & 9PM
    December 7th at 5PM & 7:30PM

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  • New Brunswick Community Arts Council

    N.B. Community Arts Council Hosts a Holiday Market
    at George Street Playhouse
    9 Livingston Avenue
    December 12th from 5:30PM-9:30PM
    A great place to do your holiday shopping and support local artist!

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  • State Theatre

    Sister Act 
    December 12th at 8PM
    December 13th at 2PM & 8PM
    Sister Act is Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calles it "RIDICULOUSLY FUN," and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look-a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. 

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  • Zimmerli Art Museum

    ART AFTER HOURS: FIRST TUESDAYS 
    December 2nd from 5PM-9PM
    Relax after classes or work at Art After Hours: First Tuesdays on December 2nd. This evening includes a curator-led tour of Oleg Vassiliev: Space and Light, followed by the next selection in the Big Ten: Art series. Enjoy special arrangements of holiday favorites from the Rutgers Scarlet Knight Jazz Trombones, led by Mason Gross professor Conrad Herwig. Meet artists Anna Kell and Joseph Sabatino, who will discuss their new projects during Slide Jam. Art After Hours takes place from 5PM-9PM, featuring free admission and complimentary refreshments.

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  • Special Events

    22nd Annual New Brunswick Tree Lighting
    December 5th from 5PM-7PM
    Monument Square
    Community vendors, Hot Pot competition, live entertainment, visit from Santa Claus, and more!

    Free Photos with Santa Claus 
    December 7th from 11AM-4PM
    Coast to Coast Jewelers at 342B George Street
    Come have your family photo taken with Santa Claus and participate in a Downtown New Brunswick tradition. 

    Free Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides 
    December 14th from 4PM-7PM
    December 20th from 4PM-7PM
    December 21st from 4PM-7PM
    Pick-up location at the Hyatt Regency at 2 Albany Street. 

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