Theatre Holiday Shows to Feature The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
female and male ballet dancers doing splits in air

Celebrate the season at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg with two delightful holiday classics—The Great Russian Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol.

The Great Russian Nutcracker, presented by Moscow Ballet, will be performed Sunday, December 1, at 1 and 5 p.m. Tickets cost $50 and $60 each.

One of the most highly anticipated events of The Theatre at RVCC’s season, The Great Russian Nutcracker has become a beloved holiday tradition not to be missed. This acclaimed holiday extravaganza features dazzling costumes, towering puppets, stunning sets, and the exquisite artistry of 40 world-class Russian dancers. An ethereal Dove, a messenger of peace, leads Masha and the Nutcracker to the peaceful kingdom. Beloved Russian fairytale characters, Father Christmas and his granddaughter the Snow Maiden, add to the whimsical and imaginative storytelling that sets this Nutcracker apart. Celebrate the joy of the season with this magical and timeless holiday classic. As is the custom, the students of Gotta Dance will perform along with the professional dancers of the world-renowned company. Caroline Hidalgo and Gillian Peterson coordinate the auditions and rehearsals for the approximately 100 young dancers from Gotta Dance, which has studios in Martinsville, Warren, Basking Ridge and Branchburg.

The production will be enhanced by a special Nutcracker Tea Party event, December 1, from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., in RVCC’s Event Center. Tickets to the Tea Party, which is held between performances of The Great Russian Nutcracker, cost $30 for adults, $25 for children. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous assortment of home-baked sweet treats, seasonal tea and homemade hot cocoa. And, as an extra-special treat, each child can have his or her picture taken with a Moscow Ballet ballerina—a special keepsake from an unforgettable experience. The photo is included in the Tea Party ticket price. The event is recommended for children age four and older. It’s a wonderful way to make lasting holiday memories with your loved ones. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Box Office at 908-725-3420, or order online.

Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s production of A Christmas Carol will be presented Saturday, December 14, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $50 and $60 each.

This celebrated adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol weaves the spellbinding fable of a man who is given the rarest of gifts: the chance to change. Alive with color and movement and rich with thrilling ensemble music—including moving renditions of favorite holiday carols—this sumptuous production tells Dickens’ enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy. Featuring a cast of 23 performers, live musicians and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, this cherished holiday classic has been touring for over 40 years, delighting thousands of audience members each season.

To purchase tickets or for more information about any Theatre at RVCC production, call the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at www.rvccArts.org. Subscribers’ packages are available. Senior citizen, student and group discounts are also available for most performances.


RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

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November 5, 2019

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