ChildrenSong of New Jersey takes its holiday show home to Haddonfield with a performance at the First Presbyterian Church, 20 Kings Highway East. The choral music education group, which has been performing all over the region this season, serves children ages 7 1/2 to 16 in Camden, Burlington and Gloucester Counties. $10 in advance through the Web or by phone, or $12 at the door. Seniors and students are $7 and children under 12 are free at the door. 3 p.m. 856-216-1140 or
Haddonfield Plays & Players holds auditions for the winter 2008 production of
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
today and tomorrow. This is an open call; no appointments are necessary. Production dates are Feb. 21-March 8. The play, by Dale Wasserman, is an adaptation of Ken Kesey's seminal 1960s novel. The cast calls for 13 men and 4 women, ages 21 and older. Auditions will be held at the Haddonfield Plays & Players Theatre, 957 E. Atlantic Ave., off Upland Way, in the Crows Woods section of Haddonfield. Free. 6 p.m. today and 7 p.m. tomorrow. 856-429-8139.
Comedy for a cause
Laugh for a reason during the Comedy for a Cause show at the Ritz Comedy Club, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township. Those who bring an unwrapped new toy will receive a $3 discount per ticket in support for Toys for Tots. The Ritz Theatre along with JPO Entertainment present "An A-PAULing Christmas" with comedians Paul Bond and Paul Virzi, hosted by Mary Dimino. Paul Bond has just completed a national tour with Jim Breuer, of
Saturday Night Live
. Paul Virzi, a veteran New York performer, has appeared at the New York Comedy Club, Stand-Up New York, Comic Strip Live, Caroline's, the Laugh Factory, and the NY Improv. $15. 7:30 p.m. 856-858-5230 or
Checkout Greenfield Hall, a refurbished 1900s mansion filled with colonial china, furniture and other articles during the Holly Festival and Holiday House Tour. Proceeds benefit the Haddonfield Historical Society. The event begins at the Historical Society, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. $15 in advance; $20 day of the tour. 5 to 9 p.m. 856-216-7253.
The Proud Neighbors of Collingswood get into the holiday spirit with a holiday reception. Participants can enjoy hors d'oeuvres, wine and deserts while they socialize with neighbors. They also can shop while they snack and mingle. Free. 5 to 9:30 p.m. 856-858-1766. or
Visit the music and magic of the Renaissance during the Haddonfield Memorial High School Madrigals Stage Annual Dessert Theatre on Friday and Saturday. The Madrigal Singers will entertain at their Royal Court in the theatre of the Grace Church, 19 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Featuring songs and dances of the season, there will be a "masque" comedy, a wassail toast, the regal presentation of the Boar's Head, and an elegant dessert buffet. The 23 singers appear in magnificent period costumes as they present madrigal songs, pieces of vocal music that originated in Italy and England in the early 16th century. $10 for evening performance and $8 for matinee. 7 p.m. Friday. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday 856-427-4354.