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Princeton NJ Events

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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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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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.

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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