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PR # 147 February 11, 2008

THEATRE AT RVCC TO PRESENT PETER & THE WOLF, BEAUTY & THE BEAST

The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in North Branch will stage New Jersey Ballet Company?s production of Peter & the Wolf/Beauty & the Beast , Sunday, March 2, at 1 and 3:30 p.m.

The performance is part of the Theatre?s Sampler Series . The series, recommended for youngsters age four and older, features events for children and their families.

Introduce young ones to the beauty of ballet with this delightful double bill that features wonderful dancing, colorful costumes and splendid music. In Peter & the Wolf , brave Peter saves his animal friends from the wolf. Based on a Russian folktale, the ballet features the familiar Prokofiev score. In the well-known Beauty & the Beast , goodness and love break a magic spell and turn an enchanted Beast back into a handsome prince. The production is set to the music of Ravel. Both performances include live narration, so even the youngest children can follow the story.

Tickets cost $10 each. Subscription discounts are available.

For the fourth year in a row, Courier News readers voted The Theatre at RVCC as the ?Best of the Best? in 2007 in the ?Playhouse/Theater? category.

In addition to the Sampler Series , the Theatre will present this season the Major Artists Series ; the 16th annual Merck Series , made possible by a generous grant from The Merck Company Foundation; School-Time Performances , a series for teachers and their students; and Family Series , for families with children ages eight and older.

A variety of subscribers? packages are available for all Theatre series. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at www.rvccArts.org . Senior citizen, student and group discounts are also available for a variety of performances.

The Theatre offers birthday parties for both the Family and Sampler Series . For further information, call 908-725-3420.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 40 years, offers more than 80 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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