December Events At The Union County Performing Arts Center

RAHWAY—This December, the Union County Performing Arts Center will host a variety of live performances.

The month kicks off with America’s favorite tenor, Michael Amante: Holiday Show (Dec. 4).  Also this month, don’t miss Christian Ha-Ha-Ha-Holiday Comedy Night: “Laughter For Your Soul” (Dec. 5); Simple Gifts Folk Music Trio (Dec. 6); and A Rahway Dance “Nutcracker” (Dec. 11).  Closing out the month will be Rahway’s annual Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea (Dec. 12).


New Jersey Institute for Disabilities presents Michael Amante: Holiday Show
Friday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m.
America’s favorite tenor, Michael Amante, is considered one of the most versatile and gifted performers of our time.  Accompanied by a talented orchestra under the direction of Ron Abel, Michael Amante will thrill the audience with an evening of unforgettable and stirring music.  This performance will benefit the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities.
Tickets: $57, $42, & $27

Frage Designs presents Christian Ha-Ha-Ha-Holiday Comedy Night: “Laughter For Your Soul”
Saturday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m.
Clean Ha-Ha-Ha-Holiday Comedy Show for the whole family featuring Cleto Rodriguez, David Ferrell, Chris Clark and Lena Green. This will definitely be ‘laughter for your soul.’ If you missed the first show you don’t want to miss this one!
Tickets: VIP $45 & $25 Regular

UCPAC  presents Simple Gifts Folk Music Trio
Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m.
Three women plus twelve instruments equals one good time when Simple Gifts takes the stage. Combining tradition with innovation, Simple Gifts creates some of the finest arrangements in folk music today: swing fiddle creeps into a Romanian dance, spoons show up in an Irish reel, and the concertina ventures far beyond styles considered traditional for that instrument. Based in the hills of central Pennsylvania, these women play an amazing array of instruments.

Linda Littleton, Rachel Hall, and Karen Hirshon switch with ease among two violins, concertina, mandolin, banjolin, recorders, bowed psaltery, hammered dulcimer, baritone fiddle, guitar, piano, and percussion.  Mentors in Music and the Arts educational workshop available for students ages 13 to 18.  Registration required. Call UCPAC Box Office for more information at 1-732-499-8226.
Tickets: $15

Rahway Dance Theatre presents A Rahway Dance “Nutcracker”
Friday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
Returning from their tour of Scotland, Rahway Dance Theatre is brings back A Rahway Dance “Nutcracker”.  Join this diverse company as Rahway Dance Theatre takes the stage!  Rahway Dance Theatre’s mission is to introduce and to educate the local communities, the value of dance in everyday life.
Tickets: $17  (general admission)

RSI Bank presents Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea
Saturday, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m.
Quite simply, it is a holiday tradition.  The beloved Father Alphonse Stephenson provides humorous and personal anecdotes, perfectly tuned to the occasion.  His 42-piece orchestra skillfully performs holiday classics with passion and precision that makes this a spectacular evening, not to be missed.  Be sure to order your tickets now for this annual sell-out.  This performance will benefit the Union County Performing Arts Center.
Tickets: $2

For tickets or more information, call the UCPAC Box Office at 1-732-499-8226 or visit  The UCPAC Box Office, located at 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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