This holiday season, McCarter is proud to present a reimagined production of Dickens' classic, "A Christmas Carol." Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future and watch as our McCarter artists-joined by ensemble members from the greater Princeton community-bring this story to life all around you, This exciting new production will usher you into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers.
Known for developing a uniquely improvisational approach to the cadenza when performing classical concerts, solo pianist Stewart Goodyear is praised by critics for his imagination, style and technique.
Husband and wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey mix and matches songs in medleys and sequences that flow like a continuing dialogue about life, relationships and popular culture itself. The common denominator is a playful sense of humor. Mr. Pizzarelli and Ms. Molaskey are masters of off-the-cuff repartee, both musical and conversational.
The Hot Sardines were born when a guy and a girl met at an open vintage-jazz jam session advertised on Craigslist. Between two noodle shops on 49th Street, they discovered a mutual love for songs from the 1920s, '30s and '40s. This is straight-up, foot-stomping jazz, literally: the band includes a tap dancer whose feet count as two members of the rhythm section.
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 a riveting stripped-down staging by four actors from the acclaimed theater company, Bedlam, directed by Eric Tucker.
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 a riveting stripped-down staging by four actors from the acclaimed theater company, Bedlam, directed by Eric Tucker.
The Israeli pianist Barnatan and the cellist and MacArthur-grant winner Wilerstein, who are frequent collaborators, perform with Anthony McGill, the principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic. They will perform Beethoven's Trio in B-Flat Major and the Brahms Trio in A Minor, as well as a work by the Philadelphia composer Joseph Hallman called "short stories."
ward-winning Iraqi-American playwright and performer Heather Raffo (9 Parts of Desire) teams up with director Joanna Settle to examine the issue of fractured American identity through the lens of an Iraqi refugee family in this timely re-imagining of Ibsen's iconic "A Doll's House." Searing and urgent, "Noura" is a passionate exploration of contemporary feminism that reflects the dilemma facing modern America: do we live for each other or for ourselves?
Superstar violinist Gidon Kremer launched the Kremerata Baltica in 1997, and it went on to become one of Europe's most acclaimed chamber orchestras. With his ensemble, Kremer is passing on his vast musical experience to these young musicians from the Baltic nations as well as inspiring interest in the newly-revived music life in this region.
Elvis Lives is an unforgettable, multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis' life. His iconic style, embraced by many of today's artists, continues to intrigue audiences of all generations. Featuring finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises' worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, as well as a tribute to Ann-Margret, audiences can't help falling in love with this phenomenal theatrical concert experience.
For more than 40 years, Pilobolus has been challenging the boundaries of contemporary dance. The company's smooth, organic choreography, along with its signature shapes and shadow work, often blur the lines between individual performers, creating a sense of dance-troupe-as-organism. Pilobolus has been featured on "Oprah," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and the Academy Awards, and was nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for the video for OK Go's "All Is Not Lost."
The Hit Men are an amazing group of musicians, vocalists, arrangers and composers who performed and recorded with the superstars of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, including Franki Valli and The Four Seasons, Tommy James and The Shondells, Carly Simon, Barry Manilow, Elton John and more. This brotherhood of musicians relives the magic they created years ago, bringing audiences a night of solid-gold hits, from favorite Four Seasons songs ("Oh What a Night" and "Who Loves You") to classics like "Mony, Mony" and "Hanky Panky." They'll also share their stories and anecdotes in an unforgettable look back through music history with the guys who lived and breathed the experience.