The Story of The Nutcracker UPDATE

Dear Friends,

I regretfully must announce that this weekend’s performances of The Story of the Nutcracker have been canceled.  As you know the COVID-19 pandemic continues in different forms and variations. Schools, work settings, and organizations much larger than ours continue to be directly impacted. Today we here at The Growing Stage are no different. This weekend we had a close contact situation within our cast that we needed to immediately address. 

From the start over eighteen months ago, The Growing Stage has prioritized the safety and health of our artists, both child and adult, which is why we have decided that it’s necessary for us to cancel our final weekend of performances. Our priority is to protect the health and safety of our cast, staff, and patrons.

This new variant continues to be a risk and I cannot, in good conscience, put our box office ahead of how this may impact our artists, staff, patrons and their families during this holiday season. Please understand that this decision comes at a significant financial cost for us, over $7,000, but it is one that is supported by both the Board and staff of the Growing Stage.

While I wish I could welcome you back in person at the Historic Palace Theatre for this holiday production, I hope that you will consider supporting us during our season of giving by making a tax-deductible donation, allowing us to continue our mission into 2022.

While we ended our run earlier than planned, the opportunity to experience laughter and excitement from our young audiences and their families over these past 9 performances, motivates us to continue to provide high quality theatre for the entire family. I look forward to seeing you and your family soon at the Palace.

I wish you all a very safe, happy and healthy holiday season. 2022 will be better!

 Best wishes,

Stephen L. Fredericks | Founder/Executive Director

Ticketing System

  • Main Stage Performances are normally Saturdays at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM. Friday performances are on a limited basis at 7:30pm.
  • Studio Series Performances: Thursday/Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Local Flavor Coupons and Groupons cannot be redeemed online.  You must call the Box Office to reserve and redeem. Box Office is open daily Monday thru Friday from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Please call at least 24 hours prior to redeem.
  • Seating begins 30 minutes prior to each performance. If you select Will Call as your ticket delivery method, your tickets will be available for pick up starting an hour prior to the performance.
  • Seating is general admission except for season ticket holders and groups of 10 or more.
  • Sales are final and no refunds will be given unless the performance is cancelled. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Box Office and we will do our best to accommodate you at a different performance based on availability.
  • Concessions will be available for sale before the performance and during intermission. Outside food and drink is not allowed.
  • Parking is available in the bank parking lot next to the theatre (when the bank is closed), the park lot behind the bank lot, and on the surrounding streets. If needed, overflow parking is available at the Methodist Church down the street.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at 973-347-4946 or and we will be happy to assist you.

    Group Sales (10 or more) are available by calling the Box Office at (973) 347-4946.

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