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American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker

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American Repertory Ballet’s
Nutcracker- A Holiday Tradition Since 1964

Saturday December 6, 2014

The season on the East Coast of the USA has changed and as I get older I prefer warmer temperatures more and more!  However I enjoy the holiday atmosphere during this time and one of the traditions is seeing the Nutcracker.

This annual event takes place in the Patriot’s Theater at the War Memorial in downtown Trenton NJ from November 22 – December 21 2014.

Through the years the American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker at the War Memorial has become a tradition that we celebrate with our immediate family, now friends and friends of friends join us.  We usually attend the matinee followed by a evening of holiday festivities.

In my opinion this years performance was one of the best I have seen in recent memory.  I felt the set designs and costumes were much more vibrant and ornate than recent years and the marketing/merchandising teams were more engaged regarding the souvenirs and other offerings.

Going forward I will continue to encourage people to attend this event in hopes they will find it as enjoyable as I do and hope they will make this a part of their holiday traditions!