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BEDLAM: HAMLET & SAINT JOAN - January 13 - February 12, 2017

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He is a dark, enigmatic prince obsessed with seeking revenge for his father’s death. She is a steadfast rebel who challenged the powers of the church to restore France to greatness. Iconic figures from two great dramatic classics—Hamlet and Saint Joan—are brought vividly to life in two riveting stripped-down stagings by four actors from the acclaimed theater company, Bedlam, directed by Eric Tucker. (Berlind)

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Violinist and conductor Gidon Kremer returns to McCarter with his chamber ensemble Kremerata Baltica, comprised of 30 talented young musicians from the Baltic States. Essential to its artistic personality is its creative approach to programming which looks beyond the mainstream to incorporate world premieres by composers such as Arvo Part, Philip Glass, Giya Kancheli, and Astor Piazzolla. (Matthews)

CINDERELLA - February 12, 2017
Hailing from the Soviet city of Voronezh, McCarter has welcomed several of the State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s productions in past seasons, from Romeo and Juliet to Swan Lake. This time, the 55-member troupe brings another of classical ballet’s timeless fairy tales, the enchanting story of wishes that really do come true: Cinderella. Set to Prokofiev’s score and choreographed by Vladimir Vasiliev, former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Theatre Ballet, Cinderella is one of the most magical and hopeful storybook ballets. (Matthews)

ELVIS LIVES! - February 4, 2017
The king of rock n’ roll lives on! This live multimedia musical journey covers three major aspects of Elvis’ life and features three champions and finalists from the worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. The result is a show you Can’t Help Falling in Love with, one that makes you want to shout and put on your blue suede shoes. (Matthews)

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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