American Repertory Ballet Announces its 2015 Annual “Nutcracker” Season

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October 21, 2015

PRINCETON, NJ – American Repertory Ballet’s 2015 Nutcracker Season will run November 21 through December 20 at venues across New Jersey: Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, McCarter Theatre in Princeton, Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan, and State Theatre in New Brunswick. ARB’s Nutcracker is a holiday classic featuring Tchaikovsky’s score and a cast of over 100 performers, featuring the professional, international dancers of American Repertory Ballet and select students from Princeton Ballet School, the official school of ARB. A holiday tradition since 1964, ARB’s is the longest-running Nutcracker production in New Jersey and one of the longest consecutively-running in the United States.
American Repertory Ballet will open the Nutcracker season in New Jersey at Union County Performing Arts Center’s main stage in Rahway on Saturday, November 21 at 2:00pm with the company’s first-ever Sensory Friendly performances on Sunday, November 22 at 2:00pm. Eden Autism Services is pleased to partner with the American Repertory Ballet in its efforts to make the thrill of professional ballet and live dance accessible for individuals with autism. For more information about Eden Autism Services visit or call 609.987.0099.

ARB’s Nutcracker will be at McCarter Theatre in Princeton for Thanksgiving weekend: Wednesday, November 25 at 7:30pm and Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28 at 2:00pm and 5:30pm. On Saturday, December 5 at 11:00pm, the production will be at Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton.

In another first, ARB will bring its production of Nutcracker to South Orange Performing Arts Center with two performances on Sunday, December 6 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm. The company will bring this holiday classic to Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan on Saturday, December 12 at 1:00pm and 4:30pm and on Sunday, December 13 at 3:00pm. The closing weekend of ARB’s Nutcracker will be at State Theatre in New Brunswick, with performances on Friday, December 18 at 7:30pm and Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, December 20 at 1:00pm and 4:30pm. These performances at State Theatre will feature a live orchestra, conducted by Maestro Michael Pratt, and the Princeton GirlChoir.

Terra Momo restaurant group will once again partner with ARB’s Nutcracker season. They will offer ARB’s Nutcracker ticket holders 20% off a meal at any of their three restaurants: Eno Terra in Kingston, Mediterra in Princeton, or Teresa Caffe in Princeton. On Saturday, November 21 between 12:30 pm to 2:30pm, costumed characters will be greeting guests at Mediterra restaurant.

Nutcracker sponsorships, partnership opportunities, and playbill advertising opportunities are still available. For information about these opportunities, please contact Lisa de Ravel: , 609.921.7758 x11.
Playbill ad artwork is due November 6.

American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker 2015

Union County Performing Arts Center
1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 499-8226
November 21, 2015 at 2:00pm
November 22, 2015 at 2:00pm (Sensory Friendly performance)

McCarter Theatre
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 258-2787
November 25, 2015 at 7:30pm
November 27, 2015 at 2:00pm and 5:30pm
November 28, 2015 at 2:00pm and 5:30pm

Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
1 Memorial Drive
Trenton, NJ 08608
(877) 987-6487
December 5, 2015 at 11:00am

South Orange Performing Arts Center
South Orange, NJ 07079
December 6, 2015 at 1:00pm & 5:00pm

Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees Drive
Manasquan, NJ 08736
(732) 528-9211
December 12, 2015 at 1:00pm and 4:30pm
December 13, 2015 at 3:00pm

State Theatre *Featuring Live Orchestra and Choir*
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 246-7469
December 18, 2015 at 7:30pm
December 19, 2015 at 1:00pm and 4:30pm
December 20, 2015 at 1:00pm and 4:30pm