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The McCarter Theatre FY13 Annual Report is now available to view as an online flipbook!
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Sizwe Banzi is Dead - Jan 16 - Feb 15, 2015

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To stay above the water, Sizwe Banzi might just have to put himself below the ground. John Kani won the Tony Award for Best Actor for his astonishing performance in a historic collaboration with South Africa’s greatest playwright, Athol Fugard (Master Harold and the Boys, Valley Song). As relevant now as it was then, Sizwe Banzi Is Dead is an exquisite demonstration of the political power of storytelling. A striking tale of heroism and perseverance, this powerful drama is filled with surprising humor and uplifting faith in the human spirit.

Jim Henson's
Sid the Science Kid
- February 7, 2015
“Sid the Science Kid” comes to life in this incredible live stage experience! Kids and parents alike will be thrilled as Sid, May, Gabriela, and Gerald come to Princeton to discover the excitement and curiosities of the world around them. SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE! will have the whole family cheering, exploring, dancing, and excited to figure out more about the great unknown together.

Cameron Carpenter, organ - February 6, 2015
Yes, Cameron Carpenter, the “bad boy” of the organ, returns but this time not to the pipe organ at the Princeton University Chapel, but to the stage of McCarter with his brand-new digital international touring organ. Designed by Carpenter himself, it combines the “American Classic” cathedral organ with its counterpart, the cinema organ, in a single instrument, thus keeping the best of the traditional pipe organ—its emotional magnitude, its sonic range, its coloristic drama—but liberating these from the organ’s immobility.

The Buddy Holly Story - January 26, 2015
America’s own Buddy Holly, another legend who changed the face of popular music, is often cited as the single most influential creative force in early rock n’ roll who paved the way for the next generation of legends (including Elvis, The Stones, Dylan, and The Beatles). This Broadway musical follows his meteoric rise to fame from his humble country music roots to the top of the charts and his untimely death in 1959, at the age of only 22.  But the best way to describe this show is simply to list the fifties favorites that we can’t get out of our heads, golden oldies which will have you on your feet and rockin’ in the aisles!


The Buddy Holly Story performance for Monday, Jan 26th will still go on as scheduled.

Please contact the Ticket Office at 609-258-2787 with questions or issues.


The Tuesday, Jan 27th performance of Sizwe Banzi is Dead has been canceled.

A Ticket Office representative will contact you to exchange your ticket into another performance date. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Parking at McCarter

Construction is happening around McCarter for Princeton University’s Arts & Transit project and the expansion of the Lewis Center for the Arts. This has an impact on parking, traffic and transit in and around McCarter.

The new Transit Plaza is now open!  View our updated instructions and maps before you plan your trip to see the latest development changes throughout the season!


Tickets for McCarter Theatre's 2015 Winter events are
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Feel free to "tour" our building and become familiar when you come to see a show in person! Our new Google 360° Virtual View allows you to see both theaters and lobbies from all angles!

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McCarter Theatre is nominated in three categories in JerseyArts's 2015 People's Choice Awards!  You'll find us under...
 - Large Performing Arts Center
 - Theatre to see a Play
 - Theater Camp

Cast your ballot today!


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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