litical statement? This performance by Marru-geku, an Australian dance ensemble, is all three.
Times vary; $30. Alexander Kasser Theater,
Montclair State University ( peakperfs.org).
A Christmas Story
Nov 16-18; Dec 1-2 Based on the 1983 film,
this hilarious musical is about a young boy
named Ralphie who has a vivid imagination
and desperately wants a Red Ryder BB gun for
Christmas. Times vary; $9-$20. Kelsey Theatre,
West Windsor ( kelseyatmccc.org).
Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn
Nov 21-Dec 30 In this musical based on the film
with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, Jim Hardy
leaves showbiz for a quiet Connecticut farm.
Jim’s agrarian efforts are a flop, but things look
up when he falls for a schoolteacher. Together
they bring some Broadway razzle-dazzle to the
sleepy town. Times and prices vary. Paper Mill
Playhouse, Milburn ( papermill.org).
NJSO: Star Wars: A Ne w Hope in Concert
Nov 23-25 Follow Luke Skywalker as he embarks on a journey that will change the galaxy.
Star Wars: A New Hope plays while the New
Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs John
Williams’s Oscar-winning score live on Nov 23
at Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank;
Nov 24 at NJPAC in Newark; and Nov 25 at
State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick. 3 &
8 pm; $35-$125. ( njsymphony.org)
Atlantic City Ballet: It’s a Shore Holiday
Nov 24-25 Get in the holiday spirit with dance
performances set to seasonal tunes on Nov 24
at Caesars Circus Maximus Theater in Atlantic
City ( 7 pm; $45-$50) and Nov 25 at the Stafford
Township Arts Center in Manahawkin ( 3 pm;
$10-$20). ( acballet.org)
A Doll’s House, Part 2
Nov 27-Dec 23 When we last saw Nora Helmer,
she was slamming the door on life as she knew
it. Fifteen years later, she’s returned to that
same door, with unfinished business on her
mind. Times and prices vary. George Street
Playhouse, New Brunswick
I Comedy I
Nov 2 The funny man is best known as a co-creator, writer and star of the Comedy Central
show Workaholics and as Bumper in the Pitch
Perfect films. 8 pm; $49-$55. Borgata Music Box,
Atlantic City ( theborgata.com).
Nov 2 The comedian won the 1999 Emmy for
Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or
Comedy Special for her role on HBO’s Chris
Rock Show. 8 pm; $49-$224. Bergen PAC, Englewood ( bergenpac.org)
Kathleen Madigan: Boxed Wine & Barefoot
Nov 3 In her most recent Netflix special,
Bothering Jesus, the stand-up star riffs on everything
from religion to growing up in Missouri and anything to do with bacon. 7 &9: 30 pm; $49-$59.
NJPAC, Newark ( njpac.org).
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