Performing Arts Ensemble

Big Holiday Show featuring The Nutcracker excerpts presented by Performing Arts Ensemble

PAE provides audiences of all ages with live holiday entertainment at reasonable prices.

Performing Arts Ensemble (PAE), a non-profit 501c(3) dance organization, is celebrating its 37th anniversary season with The Big Holiday Show, featuring excerpts from the beloved holiday classic The Nutcracker.

PAE’s production features NYC guest artists, lavish costumes and professional scenery. Audiences will enjoy holiday musical numbers, a Victorian Christmas party, toy soldiers, a frosty snow forest with falling snow, and Clara’s trip by sled to Candy Land. Highlighted holiday performances include:

Sunday, November 18 at 2pm at Algonquin Arts Theatre (173 Main St., Manasquan). Tickets are $23 and $18 for adults with a $3 discount for children and seniors.

Saturday, November 24 at 2pm at the Middletown Arts Center (36 Church St., next to the Middletown Train Station). Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children and seniors.

Join us for an optional meet-and-greet with characters from the show directly after the performance!

To order tickets for PAE’s upcoming performances, please call 732-614-5426 or 732-610-4003.

About the Performing Arts Ensemble
The Performing Arts Ensemble brings together talented young dancers from New York and New Jersey combined with NY guest artists and children chosen by audition to put on large cast, fully staged performances with professional scenery, elaborate costumes and special effects. The Ensemble was founded by artistic director Evelyn Gardell in 1987. As a non-profit dance company, it is a member of the Monmouth County Arts Council as well as Dance New Jersey. The company has performed at many theaters, including The Paramount, The Strand, Count Basie, Monmouth University, Union County Arts Center, Two River Theater, Millstone PAC, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, BMCC NYC, Walt Disney World, Lincoln Center, Webster Hall and Carnegie Hall. To learn more, call 732-614-5426 or follow us on Facebook: @DanceinRedBankPAE