Windsor, N.J. - Celebrate the holiday season with festive
dance and music. "The Nutcracker" will be
retold in two beautiful adaptations at Mercer County Community
College's Kelsey Theatre in December. Both events take place
at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre, located on the college's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
The New Jersey Youth Ballet, under the direction of David
Kieffer, will magically transport family audiences to the
Land of the Sweets in a one-hour, fully narrated version of
"The Nutcracker" on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30
p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18 at 1 p.m. and
4 p.m. Set in 19th century Europe with music by Tchaikovsky,
children and teen dancers will recapture classic Nutcracker
moments in a world where mice and toy soldiers do battle and
snowflakes dance in a beautiful wintry forest. After each
performance, families are invited on stage to meet the dancers,
get autographs and take pictures. Tickets are $14 for all
ages. For more information about the company, click here.
The critically acclaimed Alborada Spanish Dance Theater presents
"El Sueño" (The Dream), a Latin-inspired
version of the Christmas ballet on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 7:30
p.m. The entire family will enjoy this Three King's celebration
as Clarita's dream takes her to the Land of the Majas, where
her matador doll does battle with the Toro King. Led by Executive
and Artistic Director Eva Lucena, the Alborada troupe features
dancers of all ages in a performance that includes flamenco
and other Spanish and Latin American music and dance traditions.
The program is funded in part by the Middlesex County Cultural
and Heritage Commission, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation,
the Dorsey & Whitney Foundation and the American Music
Center Live Music for Dance Program. Tickets are $16 for adults,
$14 for seniors, and $12 for children and students.
More information about the Alborada company is available here.
for both productions may be purchased by calling the Kelsey
Box Office at 609-570-3333. To order tickets online, click
for "The Nutcracker" or here
for "El Sueño."
Theatre is wheelchair accessible. For a complete listing of
adult and children's events, visit the Kelsey website.
For more on events at Kelsey Theatre visit:
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