State Theatre New Jersey Presents THE NUTCRACKER With American Repertory Ballet
State Theatre New Jersey presents American Repertory Ballet's Nutcracker for five performances on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7:30pm; Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 2pm & 7pm; and Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 1pm & 5pm. All five American Repertory Ballet performances include a live orchestra and the Princeton Girlchoir. Tickets range from $25-$65.
American Repertory Ballet (ARB) brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky's magnificent score, stunning sets, thrilling choreography, and a cast of more than 100 performers. A holiday tradition for more than 50 years, ARB's is one of the longest continuously running Nutcracker productions in the nation and the State Theatre performances are one of the only productions to include both a live orchestra and choir. Directed by Artistic Director Douglas Martin, ARB's professional company will be joined by select students from Princeton Ballet School to tell the story of a young girl named Clara and how a mysterious gift from her Uncle Drosselmeyer brings about enchanted dreams and fantastical scenes.
American Repertory Ballet has been performing its Nutcracker at State Theatre New Jersey for over 30 years. American Repertory Ballet's current version of the Nutcracker is choreographed by Artistic Director Douglas Martin, with additional choreography by Resident Choreographer Mary Barton, with featured scenes from Company Founder Audrée Estey's original production. Joining the professional company on stage will be select students from Princeton Ballet School, many who are from Middlesex and Mercer Counties.
For tickets, more information, or group discounts, call State Theatre Guest Services at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at STNJ.org. State Theatre Guest Services, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm; Saturday from 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified. Additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.
The theater exists to enrich people's lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through arts education. State Theatre New Jersey's programs are made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund. United is the official airline of the State Theatre.