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Agatha Christie's  
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
- March 14 – April 2, 2017

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The exotic Orient Express is about to go off the rails! With a locomotive full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it’s the perfect mystery for infamous detective Hercule Poirot, n’est-ce pas? Wax your mustache and hold on to your passport—Adapted from Agatha Christie’s masterpiece, two-time Tony-nominated playwright Ken Ludwig and multi-award-winning director Emily Mann will take you on a suspenseful, thrilling ride aboard the legendary Orient Express! (Matthews)

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD - March 4, 2017
Based on Arnold Lobel’s beloved children’s books, A Year with Frog and Toad hops from page to stage as it follows two great friends—the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy, curmudgeonly Toad—through four fun-filled seasons. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad is an inventive and enchanting experience for the whole family! (Matthews)

MAHAN ESFAHANI, harpsichord - March 19, 2017
At age 30, Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani has emerged as a superstar of the harpsichord. His musicianship, imagination, cultural breadth, and charisma have transcended the ivory tower to which the harpsichord has traditionally been placed. (Berlind)

JOEY ALEXANDER TRIO - March 2, 2017
Thirteen-year-old piano prodigy Joey Alexander has set the jazz world agog with his keyboard genius. On his Grammy-nominated debut album My Favorite Things (two nominations, plus a live performance on this year’s Grammy telecast!), Alexander performs a range of classic songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Monk, Coltrane, and Strayhorn with a deft touch, adventurous spirit, and improvisatory verve. (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.

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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.


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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. 


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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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