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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)November 7, 2005

(Mahwah) – The beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, will be presented by the American Repertory Ballet in three performances at Ramapo College of New Jersey.  The full-scale production will be staged Friday, December 9 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 10 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in the Sharp Theater.

Hailed as one of the most stunning and lyrical versions of the beloved holiday classic, Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker features gorgeous costumes and stunning sets.  Lustig is the artistic director of the American Repertory Ballet, founded in 1954 and considered New Jersey’s premiere ballet company.

Named artistic director of the American Repertory Ballet in 1999, Lustig is an internationally-acclaimed choreographer.  He is known for his productions of Cinderella, The Shrew and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for senior citizens and $15 for youth.  The Sharp Theater is located at the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for the Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus.  For tickets or information, call 201.684.7844.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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