Kelsey Players Presents TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS 12/10-12

The stage is set for the joyful visit by Jolly Old St. Nick. The Kelsey Players present a beloved musical adaptation of Clement Moore's TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre. Performances take place Friday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 11 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.; and Sunday, December 12 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.

The celebration of the season begins with caroling before the show in the theater lobby. Patrons
are invited to bring an unwrapped new toy for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. A
collection box is located in the lobby.

Once the curtain goes up, audience members will step into Clement Moore's vivid imagination
as his cherished poem of Santa's Christmas Eve visit comes to life. At the end of each show, the
entire family is invited to meet Santa and the rest of the gang.

The cast stars Steve Anzuini of East Windsor as Clement Moore; Hannah Sobolevitch of Yardley, Pa., as Margaret Moore; Susan Hoffman of Robbinsville as Eliza Moore; and Marissa Marciano of Plainsboro as Charity Moore; John Costello of Hamilton Square is Mr. Kringle.

The ensemble includes: Maryrose Brendel of Cranbury, Nicholas Kianka of Hamilton Square, Olivia Michalak of Lawrenceville, Kiernan Matts of Hamilton, Alexys Pulsinelli, Uvay Trivedi of Columbus, Jana Graham of Jackson, Yakenya Moise of Ewing, Margaret DeLucia of Robbinsville, Claire Norden of Newtown, Pa., Isaiah Nitka of Columbus, William Burke of Lawrenceville, Courtney Haines of Lawrenceville, Hayden Clark of Lawrenceville, John Burke of Lawrenceville, Simon Hamilton of Princeton, Dakota Torres of Bordentown, Madeline Wasson of Cranbury, Alexa Lupinacci of Hamilton, Dottie Farina of Hamilton, Julia Vardakis of Robbinsville, and Jenna Venturi of Plainsboro.

The production is directed by Tom Bessellieu, with musical direction by Pat Masterson, and
choreography by Nicole Farina Machin.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children. Free parking is available next to the
theater. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the Kelsey Box
Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible. For a complete listing of adult
and children's events, visit the Kelsey website.


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