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Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville:
A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
- March 10-29, 2015

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Sherlock Holmes is on the case. Comedic genius Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Under the direction of Amanda Dehnert, five transformable actors will bring this spine-tingling Victorian whodunit to life with sheer inventiveness and enormous heart.

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles - April 7, 2015


is the next best thing to seeing The Beatles! It’s a true Beatles experience, from Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road, a multi-media extravaganza with costumes and live camera projections, including historic video footage from the 60’s and 70’s.

David Sedaris - April 6, 2015
David Sedaris’ annual visit has become a McCarter tradition—and one with never an unsold seat! It seems almost unnecessary to remind you at this point that this “rock star of writers” is a commentator on PRI’s This American Life, a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, and a prolific author whose shelf of best-sellers have become New York Times best sellers, and collectively have sold seven million copies. Do we need to add that he may just be the funniest man alive?

The Peking Acrobats - March 31, 2015
Hoop plate spinning! Bowl balancing! Pole Climbing! This troupe of elite gymnasts, cyclists, jugglers, acrobats, and tumblers continues to leave family audiences spellbound with their daring demonstrations of strength, balance, agility, grace, and unique artistry. Accompanied by live music, they transform 2000-year-old traditions into a modern kaleidoscope of movement, defying laws of body mechanics and physics.

McCarter Theatre Center Located in beautiful historic Princeton , NJ , Tony Award-winning McCarter Theater Center is recognized as one of the nation’s leading regional theatre companies. The Center is home to two distinctive auditoriums, allowing McCarter to both present and produce a wide range of performances. From Theater, Classical Music and Jazz, to Dance, Pop, and World events, McCarter has it all.


The Matthews Theatre Auditorium

The magnificent 1100 seat Matthews Theatre , located in the main building, was recently renovated thanks to the generosity of Princeton University . The new handcrafted imported lighting fixtures, rich velvet covered seats, new carpeting, and a welcoming color scheme, maintain the original dignity and charm of the 75 year old house. The auditorium, which includes Premium Orchestra, Front and Rear Orchestra, Front and Rear Balcony, and Box/Grand Tier sections, has superb acoustics and sightlines from any seat and boasts state-of-the-art computerized sound and lighting systems. Some of the greatest performers in the world have graced this stage including such artists as James Stewart, George Balanchine, Lucille Ball, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., The Grateful Dead, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Dustin Hoffman, Bruce Springsteen, Arthur Miller, and Luciano Pavarotti, just to name a few.


The Berlind Theatre Auditorium

This dynamic new contemporary 360-seat performance space, which opened for McCarter’s 2003-2004 season, was designed by award-winning architect Hugh Hardy. The auditorium features stepped stadium seating that allows excellent visibility of the stage from all seats for an intimate and unique theatrical experience. Rows are lettered A through Q, so every location is equivalent to sitting in the front orchestra in the Matthews theater, and are numbered in the same way as the Matthews. There are 4 entrances on two levels and two center aisles with handrails to ease the flow of patrons locating their seats. 


The Room in the Berlind

The Berlind Theatre also houses a large rehearsal hall that doubles as a 75-seat flexible performance space. New, experimental, and works in process are presented during the course of the season in this theater-within-a-theater. These readings and small productions are open to the general public free or at a nominal ticket price.

The lockwood and west lobbies

The Matthews Theatre has two beautiful and spacious lobbies that can accommodate groups wishing to host a fundraiser, reception, or celebration in conjunction with a theater performance. Please refer to the GROUP SERVICES section of the website for more details.

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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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