The Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre produces a bevy of captivating plays each year, often staging incendiary interpretations of traditional works and contemporary classics. This year's production of A Christmas Carol marks the McCarter's 30th incarnation of Dickinson's tale since its introduction to the theatre's season in 1980. The production will be performed in the 75-year-old, recently restored Matthews Theatre auditorium. Director Michael Unger gifts audiences with a heartfelt tale of Ebenezer's redemption guaranteed to cure mild to moderate cases of Scroogedom and Santaclaustrophobia.
Known for helping launch the careers of Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Ray Romano, and others, Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club offers chuckle enthusiasts a plethora of emerging mirth-masters in its spacious showroom. Snag a seat at an intimate table with your closest friend and let laughter experts tickle your funny bone or droll circulatory system. Performances are held Wednesday through Saturday nights, and tickets vary in price depending on the day, running up to $27 per person. Though those under age 18 have the ability to produce audible expressions of amusement, only those 18 or older are permitted to enter and laugh within the premises.
Cranbury Golf Club's par 70 championship course sprawls for over 6,200 yards, inviting players to tackle its signature six par 3 holes. Designed in 1964 by course architect Gary Rhenn, the newly redesigned grounds sport well-bunkered greens and a plastic stegosaurus that migrated from a mini-golf course. The course's par 3 fourth hole plays to a yardage of 225 yards over water, earning it a reputation as an ideal place to sharpen skills and moisten equipment. Players rove over the rolling greenery in a rental golf cart and blast range balls at the club's practice facility.
In the kitchen of Tavern on the Lake, chefs not only cook pub classics such as 14-ounce burgers with mushrooms and onions but also an upscale house made ravioli entrees with scallops, chorizo, and mascarpone cheese. Meanwhile, patrons sing karaoke tunes, listen to live band performances, or adjourn to the outdoor patio to sip a pint of beer from the full bar.
Built on the bedrock of succulent wings cemented with hot sauce, Buffalo Wild Wings celebrates zesty food and televised sports in casual eateries across the nation. Classicists can start with an order of 12 traditional wings ($9.79) that, like those Icarus wore, flew too close to the delicious, incandescent sauce globule in the sky. The multifarious roster of flavor paint includes honey barbecue, caribbean jerk, and asian zing sauces to diversify the fiery experience. Diners with tongues planted firmly on the ground can indulge in beefy fare such as the black & bleu burger seasoned with Cajun spices ($9.69) or a leafy honey-barbecue chicken salad ($9.39). Trivia contests broadcast on mounted televisions will engage the oft-idle regions of your brain that still remember who played in the 1933 World Series and which side won the Revolutionary War.