Each year we look for new and unique ways to celebrate the holidays. From shows to events to parades, New Jersey offers a wide variety of family friendly experiences that help kick of the season of giving. This year, we were so excited to be introduced to the Hunterdon Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus who host an annual holiday theatrical performance. This year’s original musical comedy is Santa Saves the Circus, and it takes place on Saturday, December 9 at 2pm and 7pm at J.P. Case Middle School in Flemington.
For those that don’t know, the Hunterdon Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus is an all male a cappella singing group who welcome men of all ages to join. They are located in Flemington and perform all across Central New Jersey. This group of inspirational individuals enjoy sharing their love of music and their community. Each year, they also spread holiday cheer in their annual holiday show.
Santa Saves the Circus is a heartwarming and comical show about saving the Kringle Brothers Circus. After struggling to fill the Big Top, Carnie Kringle reaches out to his cousin for help. His cousin just happens to be Santa! In response, Santa sends his most trusted Elf, Bucky, to help Carnie save his circus. Bucky and his fellow circus consultants work together to make the Kringle Brothers Circus the most amazing show the world has ever seen! Can they save the circus? You have to see the show to find out!
Santa Saves the Circus is jam-packed with holiday music performed by some of the best musicians around. The Harmonizers will be joined by special guests Untamed, one of New Jersey’s most acclaimed men’s barbershop quartets in NJ. The Red Devil Pit Orchestra will also be on-hand to help bring the holiday musical magic come to life. Once the show is complete, it will be followed by a performance of traditional holiday favorites.
In order to become more acquainted with the Hunterdon Harmonizers, I watched their performance of Hallelujah from their 2016 holiday show. I have to be honest when I say that it gave me chills. It was beautiful, inspirational and breathtaking. You can see, feel and hear the love and joy in each voice that comes together in complete harmony. Watch the performance here:
Santa Saves the Circus is the perfect way to kick off your holiday season as a family! Tickets are $15 if purchased in advance or $20 at the door. Children ages 6-10 are only $10 and children ages 5 and under are FREE! You can order your tickets through Eventbrite. Mommy University readers can receive $1 off tickets by using the special code AKSCircus17.