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Holiday Performances Coming up at RVCC Theater

"It's a Wonderful Life" at RVCC Theatre Credits: RVCC Theatre
The Great Russian Nutcracker at RVCC Theatre Credits: RVCC Theatre
A Christmas Carol at RVCC Theatre Credits: RVCC Theatre

BRANCHBURG NJ - The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College will present three holiday-themed classics this December.  The Theatre will bring "The Great Russian Nutcracker", "A Christmas Carol" and "It's a Wonderful Life" to Somerset County as part of its Major Artists Series.

The Great Russian Nutcracker

The Theatre will usher in the holidays with the Moscow Ballet's staging of the Great Russian Nutcracker.  The Nutcracker is a Christmas tradition for the entire family.  The production features a company of 40 world-class Russian artists, including the company's principal dancers and award-winning set designers.  The dancers will perform on a set that includes a 10-foot tall "magical" clock and backdrops with 3-D effects.  Students from "Gotta Dance" will perform alongside the professionals.

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There are two performances of the Nutcracker on December 11 at 4 and 8 p.m. at the RVCC Theatre on the RVCC campus, 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg.

A Christmas Carol

Two days later, RVCC will present the Nebraska Theatre Caravan's production of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol.  Charles Jones' celebrated adaption of Charles Dickens' 1843 novel is designed to bring the classic to an audience of all ages.  There are beautiful new arrangements of such holiday songs as "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", "Wassail, Wassail," "Good Christian Men Rejoice," "Away in a Manger" and many more.  The holiday music is woven throughout the story of tight-fisted Ebenezer Scrooge and his redemption.  

The New York Times called the production, "A spectacular holiday treat for the entire family."

There will be one performance of A Christmas Carol at 2 pm on December 13.

It's a Wonderful Life

On December 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., RVCC will present "It's a Wonderful Life".

The RVCC Theatre's website descibes the play as follows:

It’s Christmas Eve in 1945, and only a handful of WVL Radio’s actors have braved the blizzard to perform that evening’s broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life and keep the station afloat. This clever stage adaptation breathes new life into the poignant story of George Bailey and Bedford Falls. When Frank Capra and his co-writers were working on the original screenplay of It’s a Wonderful Life, the Great Depression was a vivid memory. The story is juxtaposed against a time of failing banks, devastatingly high unemployment and a shortage of affordable housing.  Over 60 years later, this story remains as fresh and relevant as ever. Its message of hope and optimism is the perfect antidote to holiday cynicism.

For tickets, call the box office at (908) 725-3420 or order online at


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