"'Twas the Night Before Christmas" Brings Holiday Cheer to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Dec. 11-13


West Windsor, N.J. - Jolly old St. Nick is getting ready to make his annual visit to good girls and boys around the world. Join the Kelsey Players for "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," based on the classic poem by Clement Moore, at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre. Joyful performances for the whole family will take place Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 and 4 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.

In the true spirit of giving, Kelsey Theatre is participating in the Toys for Tots drive; unwrapped, new toys may be dropped off in the theatre's lobby through Dec. 21. Theater-goers will also enjoy caroling in the lobby prior to the show. Then Clement Moore takes the stage as his beloved poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas," comes to life. Audience members will be encouraged to sing along with more favorite carols as Santa arrives at the end of the show.

The cast includes: Ken Ambs of Newtown, PA, as Clement Moore; Diane Wargo of Ewing as Eliza Moore; Madison Glassman of Burlington as Margaret Moore/Sugar Plum; Caroline Maurer of Robbinsville as Charity Moore/Sugar Plum; and John Costello of Hamilton Square as Mr. Kringle. The production is directed by Diane Wargo. Numerous additional cast members will appear in ensemble roles.

Tickets are $8 for children, students and senior citizens, and $10 for adults. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Theatre Box Office at 609-570-3333. Free parking is available next to the theatre. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request. For a complete listing of adult and children's events, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.

This performance has been made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Here comes Santa Claus. Clockwise, from bottom left, are John Costello as Mr. Kringle, Madison Glassman as Margaret Moore,
Diane Wargo as Eliza Moore, and Caroline Maurer as Charity Moore.
Santa makes his much anticipated
visit to Kelsey Theatre Dec. 11-13.

To request a brochure by mail, email your request here. For more on events at Kelsey Theatre visit:

2009-10 Season
Ticket Information
Audition Information
Kelsey Kids Playshops

Directions to MCCC

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