I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, December 24, 2018

More Theater Monday - Nutcracker

We were given free tickets to Nutcracker for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Nutcracker

Where: State Theatre New Jersey
             15  Livingston Ave.
             New Brunswick, NJ

Who: All ages

When: This event took place Friday  December 21 - Sunday December 23, 2018

Mom's view: Yesterday we had the opportunity to attend the American Repertory Ballet's  performance of Nutcracker at State Theatre New Jersey for the second year in a row. Other than the fact that it is hard to get used to them calling their version of the ballet, Nutcracker instead of The Nutcracker, the show was a delight. It brings back memories of going to see The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center every year when I was a kid. This verison is not completely the same as that version although the basic story is the same. The music is so beautiful. American Repertory's performances of Nutcracker at State Theatre New Jersey are their only performances of the ballet which feature a live orchestra.  The music sounds especially lovely when you hear it played by a full orchestra. In addition to members of the repertory the cast included specially selected students from the Princeton Ballet School. What an honor for these young dancers  to have had the opportunity to perform on such a big stage in front of a full house crowd and how luck the audience was to have the opportunity to see them perform! The dancers were all so graceful and the whole show was just  so full of color. It was a joy to attend and experience.

American Repertory Ballet will be bringing the World Premiere of their new ballet, Beauty and the Beast to State Theatre New Jersey later this season. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
https://www.stnj.org/event/beauty-and-the-beast-arb. For more about other upcoming events at State Theatre New Jersey. visit https://www.stnj.org/events.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.


  1. This looks wonderful! I would have loved the chance to go!

    1. If you live in the New York area, keep following our blog we will have a lot more giveaways to fun shows and events like this coming up. Thank you for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment.

  2. (Nutcracker) I have been wanting to see this for years now,maybe some year it will happen for me.

    1. If you live in the NY/NJ area maybem we will have tickets to giveaway again next year. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment.