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Events for Friday December 16, 2022

The Nutcracker, Kelsey Theatre

Friday December 16, 2022
10:00 AM

10 and 7pm 

Young Clara sneaks downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favorite present – a Nutcracker – when she is suddenly confronted by the menacing Mouse King! Her Nutcracker prince comes alive, saves her and whisks her away to the Land of The Sweets where Snow Queen & King, snow fairies, dancing sugar plums and toy soldiers all await her. This classic ballet, set to Tchaikovsky’s magical score, is abridged and fully narrated! Family and friends of all ages can celebrate the holiday season together at this delightful performance. Special Event $16/$14

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Only the Good Spy Young, Princeton Public Library

Friday December 16, 2022
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Students in sixth through 12th grade are invited to follow a trail of clues through the library to earn a prize. Stop by the Youth Services Desk on the third floor to pick up a clue sheet for this self-guided program.

Winter Kids Night Out, Tumbles Princeton

Friday December 16, 2022
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

POL Members Special Price: $55/kid. *Must mention this ad when booking- CALL/TEXT 609-447-5437)

Kids will enjoy: • Field day activities such as relay spoons, potato sack races, ring toss, and much more • Race Santa across our Gymnastics obstacle course • Christmas Arts & Crafts • Open Gym • Tumble Zone fun • Pizza Dinner included Age: 3 and up *Must be potty-trained.

Price: Members: $55 Siblings $50 Nonmembers: $65 Siblings $60 POL Members Special Price: $55

Tumbles of Princeton -  1225 State Rd. (Route 206) Princeton, NJ 08540 609.447.5437 princeton.tumbles.net

Story & Verse: Open Mic, Arts Council of Princeton

Friday December 16, 2022
7:00 PM

Enjoy an evening of community-created entertainment in the form of storytelling and poetic open mic. All are welcome to tell a well-prepared story or perform their poetry. Performers should bring their own work, inspired by this month's theme, "I Am the Change." Register. Free.

102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.

Winterlight! Celebrating the Season in Song, Voices Chorale NJ

Friday December 16, 2022
7:30 PM

Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton. www.voiceschoralenj.org.

Selections from Ralph Vaughn Williams' "Folk Songs of the Four Seasons," plus works by internationally acclaimed jazz composer Will Todd: "Bring Light," "A Boy was Born," and three jazz carols. Livestream available. $20.

The Nutcracker, American Repertory Ballet @State Theatre of New Jersey

Friday December 16, 2022
7:30 PM

Celebrate this annual Nutcracker tradition with your family! Featuring a live orchestra! This holiday favorite tells the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle toy soldiers and larger-than-life mice, and travel through a whirlwind of dancing snowflakes to the Land of Sweets. Greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, Clara enjoys a suite of brilliant and joyful dances before opening her eyes to the familiar sights of her home, wondering if it was all a dream.

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A Christmas Carol, McCarter Theatre

Friday December 16, 2022
7:30 PM

Dec 7 - 24

This McCarter tradition is back and just as spectacular as you remember!

Create memories with the ones you love at Princeton's Tony Award-winning theatre. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future and watch as this story comes to life around you! This annual holiday tradition will usher you into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers.

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Local Theatre Productions

Friday December 16, 2022
8:00 PM

Odd Man OutBristol Riverside Theater, 201 Cedar Street, Bristol, PA. www.brtstage.org. Play that takes place in complete darkness immerses audiences in the life story of Alberto, a blind musician returning to Argentina after years of self-exile. $35 and up. 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

A Christmas CarolMcCarter Theater, 91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787. www.mccarter.org. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future. $35 to $65. 7:30 p.m.

Miss Bennet: Christmas at PemberleyActors' NET, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, PA, 215-295-3694. www.actorsnetbucks.org. A witty, romantic holiday comedy about family, awkward love, and personal growth that serves as a follow-up to Jane Austen's novel "Pride and Prejudice." $24. 8 p.m.

Million Dollar Quartet ChristmasBucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, PA. www.bcptheater.org. Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley come together at Sun Records, now festively decorated with a Christmas tree, garland, and mistletoe, and ringing with sounds of the season. The gang is up to their usual antics as we journey through stories of Christmas past, present, and future. $70 to $75. 8 p.m.

JoyGeorge Street Playhouse, Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater, 11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-545-8100. www.georgestreetplayhouse.org. Biographical musical based on the life of Joy Mangano — the entrepreneur, inventor, best-selling author, and self-made millionaire. Opening night. 8 p.m.

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