December 8, 2021

“Night Before Christmas” Musical at Kelsey Theatre

Santa Claus

The long-awaited midnight visit by Santa Claus, made famous in Clement Moore’s famous poem, is brought to the Kelsey Theatre stage by The Kelsey Players in a musical, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Performances are Friday, December 10 at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 11 at 1 and 4 p.m., and 4 p.m. and Sunday, December 12 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the Mercer County Community College’s West Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.

The story takes place in 1822. Moore, who is a professor at Columbia University, always writes a poem and reads it to his family on Christmas Eve. However, this year he is feeling pressure because his youngest daughter, Charity, is sick, and might die. As he experiences writer’s block, a Christmas mouse named Diana appears to him, along with two dancing gumdrops. They, and the audience, help him to write “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas,” a magical poem with dancing reindeer and dancing snowflakes, with a very happy ending.

In the true spirit of giving, Kelsey Theatre is participating in the Toys for Tots drive. Unwrapped new toys may be dropped off in the theater’s lobby through December 13.

Tickets are $10 for children, students, and senior citizens and $12 for adults.Tickets may be purchased at (609) 570-3333 or ordered directly at