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Dec 24, 2018

Special Events for December 2018

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Seasonal Celebration with the Shrewsbury Chorale

SUNDAY, DEC. 9, 3 PM

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION OF MONMOUTH COUNTY

175 W. FRONT ST., LINCROFT

The Shrewsbury Chorale will perform a Seasonal Celebration with Neil F. Brown conducting James Whitbourn’s ethereal Son of God Mass and Requiem Canticorum. The concert will feature Paul Cohen of Rutgers University on soprano saxophone and John Balme on organ. After intermission, the Chorale will perform three sets of Australian Christmas Carols by William G. James and John Wheeler. Tickets at door: $25 (adult); $20 (student/senior); and $10 (child). Advance purchase discount: $20, $17, and $8. Purchase tickets online at shrewsburychorale.org. For more information, contact 732-747-1362 or theshrewsburychorale@gmail.com. A reception will follow.

 

A Christmas Carol

TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 7:30 PM

COUNT BASIE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

99 MONMOUTH ST., RED BANK

This celebrated adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is rich with ensemble music, alive with color and movement, and tells the enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy. Woven throughout this classic tale are beautiful new arrangements and moving renditions of holiday songs such as God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Wassail Wassail, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Away in a Manger, Greensleeves, The Boar’s Head Carol and many more. For ticket information, visit theatreredbank.org/tickets/3638511/A-Christmas-Carol.

 

The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Kurtis Blow

THURSDAY, DEC. 13

PARAMOUNT THEATRE

1200 OCEAN AVE., ASBURY PARK

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s traditional music. This fourth national tour follows the success of three previous sold-out tours. The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a full-length production featuring a dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ and an electronic violinist.

The show celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year’s Eve. Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her Nutcracker prince travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of sugarplums into 1980’s Brooklyn. The traditional classic Tchaikovsky score complements the power moves of 12 dancers, with transitional and incidental music re-mixed and re-imagined, helping to bring a beautifully surprising and contemporary vibe to the production. The show is presented by NJPAC. For ticket information, visit ticketmaster.com/the-hip-hop-nutcracker-with-kurtis-blow/event/000054C799974900

 

Monmouth Civic Chorus Brings Joy to the World

SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 4 PM

COUNT BASIE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

99 MONMOUTH ST., RED BANK

This popular holiday concert returns to Red Bank. Concert-goers will enjoy holiday favorites including O Holy Night, Silent Night, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and Deck the Hall. Dr. Brandau’s arrangement of Auld Lang Syne will also be featured. Tickets for regular seating: $30 adult; $27 senior; $25 group; and $10 student. Tickets for premium seating: $45 adult; $40 senior; $35 group (10 or more); and $15 student. For more information and ticket purchase, visit monmouthcivicchours.org or 732-933-9333.

 

Winter Wonderland Model Train Display

THROUGH DEC. 30, 10 AM – 5 PM

MONMOUTH MUSEUM

765 NEWMAN SPRINGS ROAD, LINCROFT

All aboard, train enthusiasts of all ages! The museum’s Model Train Display features tiny people forever frozen in their workday activities, creating a still universe brought to life by passing trains. Buttons can be pushed by the young-at-heart for an interactive activity, as doors open and whistles blow. Come explore the sights and sounds of train travel, learn about railroading, step back and remember your childhood and join the fun. Open weekly (closed Mondays). Call to confirm times. Cost is $8. For more information, call 732-747-2266.