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The McCarter Theatre FY15 Annual Report is now available to view as an online flipbook!
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August Wilson's
The Piano Lesson
- Jan 8 - Feb 7, 2016

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One of August Wilson’s most powerful and transcendent works, The Piano Lesson is a profound, melodic tale set in 1930s Pittsburgh. To reclaim his family’s legacy, Boy Willie must sell their priceless heirloom, but will his sister and the ghosts of their past stand in his way? Full of soaring poetry and shattering intensity, The Piano Lesson is a universal story of memory and perseverance.

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour - February 12, 2016
The Monterey Jazz Festival is the granddaddy of all the big-time summer jazz festivals, boasting a legacy that ranges from Gillespie and Armstrong to Rollins, Mulligan, Harry James, Max Roach and Billie Holiday. Jazz masters and mentors joining forces with their protégés is one of the reasons the Monterey gathering continues to play such a major role in the evolution of American jazz.

Romeo and Juliet - February 14, 2016
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia, hails from the city of Veronezh and has brought several of its productions to McCarter in past seasons. This time, the company of 55 brings a new production of one of classical ballet’s all-time favorites to Princeton: Romeo and Juliet, set to the familiar Prokofiev score and choreographed by Mikhail Lavrovsky, former principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet in the l960s and now a leading Soviet choreographer for the Bolshoi and other companies.

Richard Thompson - February 9, 2016
Richard Thompson’s annual concert has long since become a McCarter tradition. Over a career that now spans 40 years, this singer/songwriter/guitarist has created a body of work (40 albums and over 400 songs) unsurpassed in its sheer musical invention, emotional precision, and diversity, earning Grammy nominations and tribute albums galore. VIP Meet and Greet Package also available.


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Listening Assistance


We have installed brand new assistive listening equipment in both our theaters. Both stages are now outfitted with dedicated microphones allowing patrons to hear a play or concert with clarity.

Parking at McCarter

View our updated instructions and maps before you plan your trip to McCarter, as we recommend you park in the West Garage, just a 5 minute walk to the theater!

McCarter is grateful for the support of our corporate impresarios.
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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