"Nutcracker" on Friday, December 18, at 7:30 p.m.

State Theatre

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In a Nutshell

Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in an abridged, sensory-friendly version of the holiday classic

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 18, 2015. Limit 8/person. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Merchant reserves right to substitute closer seat. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed. For ADA accommodations, call box office at (732) 246-7469 immediately after purchase - availability is limited. Holder assumes all risk in connection with the event and releases Groupon, Ticketmaster, venue and their affiliates from any related claims. Not redeemable on mobile app. Ticket value includes all fees. Discount reflects Ticketmaster's current ticket prices, which may change. Not valid in combination with promo codes Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $25 for one G-Pass for upper balcony or gallery seating (up to $87.25 value)

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American Repertory Ballet’s “Nutcracker”

Based on a novel by 19th-century romantic fabulist E.T.A. Hoffman, Nutcracker weaves a magical tale of holiday adventure around one of the most recognizable scores in the ballet repertoire. It begins when young Clara receives a nutcracker from her godfather, a wizardly toymaker named Drosselmeyer. Sneaking downstairs to see the toy after everyone else has gone to bed, she suddenly finds herself caught in the middle of a pitched battle between the toys and an army of mice. After saving the nutcracker with a well-thrown shoe to the Mouse King’s head, Clara and her now-living prince venture into the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets to celebrate.

But not all Nutcrackers are created equal, and American Repertory Ballet’s version comes with its own celebration. Company founder Audrée Estey created a lively party scene that’s unique to ARB’s annual production—a joyous affair that perfectly sets the stage for the festive journey into the Land of Sweets. It’s not the production’s only unique feature, either: designer Carl Sprague’s growing Christmas tree ascends toward the ceiling like a very slow-moving rocket, and Gina Ricci’s costumes—most notably a giant Nutcracker mask—create the illusion of having walked into a dream.

State Theatre New Jersey

The State Theatre New Jersey was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre New Jersey to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.

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