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The Mousetrap - Mar 8-27, 2016

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It's murder—pure and simple...and spine-tinglingly fun. The snow is falling around Monkswell Manor, but the body count keeps rising. Agatha Christie, the undisputed queen of crime, pens this fiendishly delightful, nerve-shredding whodunnit. A perfectly twisted web of a play, this mystery-thriller truly invented the rules of the genre. You'll be filled with shuddering suspense and edge-of-your-seat intrigue until the final twist unfolds. Be careful, murder lurks around every corner!

The Salzburg Marionettes - Feb 27-28, 2016
Salzburg Marionettes have cast their spell around the world since 1913 with their sumptuous productions of the Mozart operas and fairytales like Hansel & Gretel. On this visit, they bring their brand new full-length production of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, plus a special matinee performance for families: consisting of Little Red Riding Hood and Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. The puppeteers will reveal their genius in front of the curtain for everybody to just how they accomplish their miracles.

Mandolin Magic:
Avi Avital, mandolin
- March 13, 2016
Grammy-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital is one of the world’s most exciting and adventurous musicians. He recognizes no limits; from Concertos by Bach and Vivaldi to Bartok’s Romanian Dances and music by De Falla, Villa-Lobos, Bloch, and Dvorak. He is one of those rare artists who specializes in bypassing the obvious, continually “playing with the border,” the non-existent line between folk and classical music, all the while taking listeners to the brink of wildest expectation.

Mitsuko Uchida - February 20, 2016
Mitsuko Uchida’s presence at McCarter is always a singular event. A reputation second to none, she is, quite simply, Uchida—a musician’s musician who maintains an inspired balance of head and heart in everything she plays. Her program will include Berg’s Piano Sonata, Schubert’s Four Impromptus, Op. 90, and Schumann’s Piano Sonata No. 1.

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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