Centenary Stage and New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/19-21

There's magic in the air and a sparkle in every smile when The Nutcracker comes to town. Join Centenary Stage Company and the New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet on December 19th through the 21st for their annual holiday performance of The Nutcracker in the Sitnik Theater located in David and Carol Lackland Center on the campus of Centenary College. For millions of Americans, it wouldn't be Christmas without seeing a production of The Nutcracker.

In this dramatic presentation, the audience is invited to Dr. and Mrs. Stahlbaum's Christmas Party. As the theater darkens, and some of the world's most beautiful music plays, Ms. Byrnes takes the audience on a storybook adventure. Clara's Godfather presents his magic show of dancing dolls enchanting the children who attend the party. He has gifts for all, but one touches the young Clara's heart, an ugly Nutcracker. As Clara falls asleep under the beautiful Christmas tree, the noise of mice wake her. To save Clara, the Nutcracker and his army battle the giant Mouse King. The Nutcracker turns into a handsome prince, and takes grown - up Clara through the enchanted forest into the land of Christmas. Through the narration, young children can understand a fanciful story, while the rest of us realize that this is truly a story of life, and the holiday spirit.

Ticket prices for The Nutcracker are $25 for Matinees and Friday with discounts for seniors, students and children under 12. Saturday ticket prices are $27.50 for adults with discounts for seniors, students and children under 12.

For a comprehensive performance schedule and to purchase tickets visit us online at www.centenarystageco.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the CSC Box Office in The Lackland Center at 715 Grand Ave in Hackettstown, or by calling 908-979-0900. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday 1-5 p.m., and 2 hours prior to performance times. CSC also operates a second Box Office during the season at 217 Main Street in Hackettstown open Monday through Friday 3-6 p.m.

Photo Credit: Christine Taylor

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