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NJ Ballet presents Nutcracker

Doors: 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Show: 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM
Runtime: ~120 minutes, including intermission
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The NJ Ballet’s Nutcracker:
The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” written by E.T.A. Hoffman. Although what is seen on the stage today is different in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same; The story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads.

Nothing says “holiday magic” better than gathering up the family and spending an afternoon visiting with Clara and her amazing Nutcracker at the Levoy Theatre. For almost half a century, New Jersey Ballet has brought the cherished holiday tradition of Nutcracker to communities throughout the state. This first-rate traditional production never fails to enchant youngsters and grownups alike with splendid dancing, colorful costumes and scenery, eye-popping special effects, and a touch of holiday magic that inspires critics to applaud “a spectacle that never seems to age…magic that should go on and on,” and “One of the best…as good as it gets.”

New Jersey Ballet Website: https://www.njballet.org

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New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker

Show Times: 2:00pm & 6:00pm
Doors Open: 60 minutes prior to each performance
Runtime: 120 minutes, plus 15 – 20 minute intermission
All Ages
Celebrating 50 years of Holiday Magic
New Jersey’s longest running original Production of Nutcracker is returning to the stage in December!
New Jersey Ballet will celebrate the production’s 50th Anniversary, which was postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19, making it the longest running original production in the state.
The production debuted in Millburn in 1971 with international star of New York City Ballet Edward Villella as the Cavalier. Since then, the company has given approximately 800 performances in theatres throughout New Jersey, with more than 5,000 dancers and children, and over a million viewers. Many in the audience who saw the production as children now bring their own children and grandchildren to see this cherished holiday tradition.
Join us on December 12, 2021 at 2:00pm and 6:00pm to celebrate 50 years of Holiday Magic with your family this season.
For more than half a century, New Jersey Ballet has thrilled audiences from Bergen to Cape May with top quality professional ballet and has given hundreds of thousands of adults and children their first introduction to ballet and inspired in many a lifelong love of the arts.

The founding of New Jersey Ballet created a profound change in the cultural landscape of New Jersey. Over the years, New Jersey Ballet has brought the magic of dance theatre to countless students, little children, senior citizens and adults of all ages. During its season, New Jersey Ballet performs a variety of works from classical, contemporary and jazz ballet at 10 venues throughout the state, and has toured nationally and around the world.

“New Jersey Ballet Company is the ONLY dance organization in the New York metropolitan area that takes high quality programming and performances to urban, rural and suburban communities throughout New Jersey (and at a cost that is “affordable” in comparison with the major organizations in New York City who are at home at Lincoln Center). Residents of our state have access to a three hundred year-old dance tradition, frequently on their doorsteps. New Jersey Ballet is an assemblage of professional dancers who embody the highest standards of technique and artistry and they are OURS!!!

For more information and a complete performance schedule, please visit New Jersey Ballet’s Web site at www.njballet.org.

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