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State Theatre New Jersey Adds Six Holiday Shows and Announces Christmas in July Sale


State Theatre New Jersey Adds Six Holiday Shows and Announces Christmas in July Sale

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey has announced a Christmas in July Sale from now through Saturday, July 31. During the State Theatre’s Christmas in July Sale,  tickets for select holiday shows are 20% off with promo code HOLIDAY20 when purchased by July 31. Tickets can be purchased online with the promo code or when calling Guest Services at 732-246-SHOW(7469). For more information on the Christmas in July Sale, visit STNJ.org

The holidays will be brighter than ever for State Theatre New Jersey’s Reopening 2021-22 Season and 100th Anniversary, bringing guests back to the power of live performance. Families and friends this season will enjoy the newly renovated State Theatre, including brand-new theater seats, newly renovated lobbies, all new restrooms with touchless technology, upgraded HVAC systems, and a new elevator for access to all levels.  

If a State Theatre performance is postponed, rescheduled, or cancelled due to COVID-19 containment efforts, STNJ’s flexible ticket policy provides the original purchaser with several options, including a full refund.  

The holiday shows that were just added to the State Theatre 2021-22 lineup and are part of the Christmas in July Sale include Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical on November 29-30; A Very Electric Christmas with Lightwire Theater on December 1; Cirque Dreams Holidaze on December 8-9; and Nutcracker with American Repertory Ballet on December 17-19; and The Hip Hop Nutcrackeron January 2.  

The Christmas in July Sale is for select holiday shows and expires on July 31 at 11:59pm. Discounts are not retroactive and cannot be combined.  

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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (Mon, November 29 at 7:30pm  and Tue, November 30 at 7:30pm) The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season with all of the characters from the special.  

A Very Electric Christmas - Lightwire Theater (Wed, December 1 at 7:30pm) Semi-finalists on America’s Got Talent, Lightwire Theater is keeping the holiday season merry and bright with their amazing electroluminescent technology. 

Cirque Dreams Holidaze (Wed, December 8 at 8:00pm and Thu, December 9 at 8:00pm) This ultimate holiday experience combines Broadway musical and Cirque extravaganza with soaring gingerbread men, spinning penguins, and more! 

Leslie Odom, Jr.: The Christmas Tour (Fri, December 10 at 8:00pm) The Tony® and Grammy®-winner—best known for his role as Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical, Hamilton—will perform songs from his two Christmas albums.  *This show is not part of the Christmas in July Sale. Tickets are only available through the Season Tickets program at this time.  

Nutcracker -American Repertory Ballet (Fri, December 17 at 8:00pm; Sat, December 18 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm; and Sun, December 19 at 1:00pm & 5:00pm) The only American Repertory Ballet (ARB) performances featuring a live orchestra! Under the leadership of Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel, ARB returns to STNJ to perform this beloved classic. 

Salute to Vienna - New Year’s Eve Concert (Fri, December 31 at 5:00pm) This dazzling performance evokes a golden age of Viennese music, with beloved operettas, elegant dances, lively overtures, and the beautiful Blue Danube Waltz.  *This show is not part of the Christmas in July Sale. Tickets are only available through the Season Tickets program at this time.  

The Hip Hop Nutcracker (Sun, January 2 at 2:00pm) Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, this contemporary dance spectacle is set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music and features a cast of all-star dancers; a DJ; a violinist; and hip hop’s founding father, MC Kurtis Blow; who opens the show with a short set. 

State Theatre was built in 1921 as a silent film and vaudeville palace. Recognizing the historic significance of the theater, PBS honored State Theatre New Jersey by featuring it in its documentary series, Treasures of New Jersey, in the fall of 2018. “Treasures of New Jersey: State Theatre New Jersey” can be streamed at STNJ.org/History. Today, State Theatre is the largest performing arts center in Central New Jersey and has welcomed six million people through its doors since reopening as a non-profit performing arts center in 1988. State Theatre New Jersey is a cornerstone of the cultural vitality of Middlesex County, and averages a total economic impact on New Brunswick and the surrounding area of more than $18 million a year. The mainstage programs have featured high-caliber artists such as Diana Ross, Tony Bennett, Kevin Hart, Ringo Starr, Melissa Etheridge, John Leguizamo, Harry Connick, Jr., Diana Krall, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Program offerings include Broadway, orchestra, family, dance, comedy, rock/pop, jazz, Performances for Schools, and Sensory-Friendly Performances.   

State Theatre New Jersey’s programs are made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund. 

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originally published: 07/24/2021

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