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Mercer County Community College Presents 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre continues its holiday offerings with what has become a Kelsey tradition. The Kelsey Players present "Twas the Night Before Christmas" Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 1 and 4 p.m. Children can have their pictures taken with Santa after the show.

Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. The theater is collecting new, unwrapped toys during all performances of "Twas" for donation to HomeFront in Lawrenceville. A collection box is located in the Kelsey Theatre lobby.

Based on the classic poem that Clement Moore penned as a Christmas present for his children, "Twas" embraces the anticipation and joy of the long-awaited midnight visit by a very special guest. This musical adaptation features Santa, his eight tiny reindeer, some remarkably talented sugar plums, and the cutest mouse in New York City. The Moore family and their neighbors will create a magical winter wonderland circa 1822 New York for audiences of all ages to enjoy.

Reprising their roles as Clement and Eliza Moore are Ken Ambs of Newtown, Pa., and Diane Wargo of Ewing. John Costello of Hamilton Square is Mr. Kringle. Featured as the Moore children are Nick Torres of Morrisville, Pa., as William Moore, and Dayley Katz of West Windsor as Charity Moore.

Featured as townspeople are: Jamai Brown of Trenton, Rylee Cascone of Hamilton Square, Aimee Clark of Lawrenceville, Chase Corallo of East Windsor, Cathy Coryat of Cream Ridge, Abby Dalal of Lawrenceville, Ayla Delvalle of Trenton, Sarah Dingle of Morrisville, Pa., Adeline Edwards of Kingston, Kelsey Egan of Hamilton, Carlos Gonzalez-Najera and Juliana Gonzalez-Najera of Burlington, Freddie Iezzo, Luddy A. Iezzo II, Marla Mangione Iezzo, and Mateo Iezzo of Hamilton, Makenzie Ivey and Peyton Ivey of Lawrenceville, Xavier Knowles of Trenton, Kate Kopera of Hamilton Square, Lylah Levy of Yardley, Pa., Sekai of Trenton, Aaron Mason of Lawrenceville, Ken McCormick of Yardley, Pa., Eva McGowen of Bristol, Pa., Cameron Miller of Trenton, Chandler Miller of Trenton, Samantha Otto of Langhorne, Pa., Agastya Sapru and Vidhi Sapru of West Windsor, Benjamin Schafer of Bordentown, Kyle Stretch of Morrisville, Pa., Briana Sykes of Newtonville, Caitlin Treacy of Fairless Hills, Pa., and Isabel Urban of West Windsor.

The show's production team includes Director Diane Wargo, Music Director Pat Masterson, Choreographer Chelsea Wargo, Sound Designer Bernie McGowen, Producer/Light Designer M. Kitty Getlik, Stage Manager Ginny McGowen, Costumer Kate Pinner, and Assistant Stage Manager Danielle Miller-Winrow.

Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking next to the theater. For a complete listing of adult and children's events, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.

Tickets for "Twas" are $12 for adults, and $10 for children and seniors. They may be purchased by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333 or online at Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Free parking is available next to the theater.

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