"A Jazzy Nutcracker"

Monroe Performing Arts Center

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In a Nutshell

A live jazz band and silvery space battles lend Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker a retro-chic feel

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Expiration varies. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting day of show for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Monroe Performing Arts Center. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Lustig Dance Theatre's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Must be 4+. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $17 for one ticket to see A Jazzy Nutcracker (up to $34 value)
  • Where: Monroe Performing Arts Center
  • Seating: reserved
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

Dates and Times

  • Friday, December 12, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 13, at 1 p.m. Doors open at 12 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 13, at 4:30 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student, child, or senior discounts.

A Jazzy Nutcracker

Based on a novel by 19th-century romantic fabulist E.T.A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker weaves a magical tale of holiday adventure around one of the most recognizable scores in the ballet repertoire. Traditionally, it begins when young Clara receives a nutcracker from her godfather, a wizardly toymaker named Drosselmeyer, and ends in the Land of Sweets after a dreamlike battle between toys and mice. But in this version, things are a bit different. 

Best known for his decade-plus run of traditional Nutcracker stagings, Graham Lustig takes that original tale, gives it a twist, and sets it up in the jazzy ’60s. While a live band re-shapes Tchaikovsky’s score with trumpets, saxophones, a pulsing snare, and a swinging new time signature, the Lustig cast and 50 specially selected student dancers tell the story their way. Mylar-clad astronauts fight battles in outer space, a cartoonishly angular TV set mesmerizes its viewer with a psychedelic screen, and Santa himself shows up to get down and let loose without all his reindeer judging him. But before the curtain falls, the show gives a nod to the original Nutcracker, with tutu-clad ballet dancers taking the stage for a traditional finale.

Lustig Dance Theatre

When choreographer and director Graham Lustig founded his studio in 2010, he did so with a mission: to inspire a love of dance throughout New Jersey. To that end, Lustig Dance Theatre's company performs across the state while a core group of teachers stays behind to offer education and outreach to future ballet stars. Yet seen in both of the Theatre's halves is a focus on innovation, most apparently in its resolve to support vibrant, forward-thinking new works.

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    Monroe Performing Arts Center

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    Monroe Township, NJ 08831

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