Arts and entertainment news, features and event previews from New Jersey.


originally published: 11/21/2022

(BURLINGTON, NJ) — ArtPride New Jersey, the state’s largest arts service organization, has released its Christmas Gift Guide, which includes upcoming in-person events throughout the Garden State. From Cape May to Paterson, the guide curates festive vacation experiences from theaters, museums, dance companies, and galleries. The initiative is dedicated to raising awareness and participation in the arts in New Jersey. The guide includes various in-person events this season, ranging from comedy shows to interpretive dance events.

“‘Holiday Traditions Start with the Arts’ is not just an ArtPride New Jersey campaign initiative, it’s a philosophy,” said Adam Perle, President and CEO of ArtPride NJ. “This is the season for everyone to experience the arts with loved ones and enjoy some of that magic year after year.”

Here is an excerpt of upcoming events:

* “A Christmas song” follows Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through the past, present and future of Christmas, taking place at the McCarter Theater Company in Princeton through December 24th.

* “Sons of Serendip: Christmas: Beyond The Lights,” a one-of-a-kind Billboard-charting crossover classical quartet consisting of a harpist, a cellist, a pianist and a lead singer, taking place on December 7th at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in South Orange.

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* “New Years Eve with Carline Rhea” An evening of comedy with Caroline Rhea, who has had numerous specials on Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime, most recently directing the Showtime special More Funny Women of a Certain Age. The show takes place on December 31st at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Centre.

* “The Hip-Hop Nutcracker” features a dozen unstoppable all-star dancers wrapping the classic story of The Nutcracker New York City style. This show will take place on December 17th at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.

For the full list of Discover Jersey Arts events taking place across the state, as well as information on purchasing tickets, visit available here.

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Discover Jersey Arts is an ArtPride New Jersey Foundation program dedicated to raising awareness and participation in the arts nationwide. showcases New Jersey’s creative community with feature stories, videos and podcasts; highlighted events; Jersey Arts membership details; and other content. Discover Jersey Arts was co-founded and supported by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization promoting the value of the arts to the quality of life, education and economic vitality of New Jersey through research and a variety of programs and services.