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A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN - October 10-29, 2017
Like a comet burning far too bright to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became an iconic rock ‘n’ roll queen. Fueled by a live band and psychedelic performances of her unforgettable songs “Piece of my Heart,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” and “Cry Baby,” A Night with Janis Joplin is a powerful celebration of Janis, and her musical inspirations. Break out those bell bottoms and put on your dancing shoes—this electric musical event will bring down the house! (Matthews)

Contemporary Dance from Cuba:
- October 18-19, 2017
As the “crown jewel” in the emerging Cuban contemporary dance scene, Malpaso Artistic Director Osnel Delgado has been able to attract both international choreographers and new voices in Cuban choreography. With balletic precision and muscular, grounded footwork, Malpaso’s dancers are a sheer delight to watch, not only in Delgado’s own work (like Ocaso) but in that by Ron K. Brown (Why You Follow) and Indomitable Waltz (Aszure Barton)—all three of which will be part of their McCarter debut program. (Berlind)

A Red Orchid Theatre’s
- Sept 8-Oct 15, 2017
Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in Simpatico, a tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. McCarter is proud to collaborate with the acclaimed Chicago ensemble A Red Orchid Theatre to bring this riveting American drama to Princeton, starring Tony and Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Nocturnal Animals, Long Day’s Journey Into Night) and members of A Red Orchid Theatre. (Berlind)

JOSHUA BELL, violin - November 1, 2017
Joshua Bell is the nation’s number one violinist and one of music’s true superstars, capturing the public’s attention as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, orchestra leader, and conductor. You can’t miss him on his numerous Live From Lincoln Center specials and you’ve heard him on movie soundtracks. And since his musical outlook encompasses progressive bluegrass, rock, jazz, and every other genre you can think of, your music library is bound to include at least one of his more than 40 album releases. (Matthews)

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Parking at McCarter

View our updated instructions and maps before you plan your trip to McCarter, as we recommend you park in the West Garage, just a 5 minute walk to the theater!

Please note that with the opening of the pathways through the new Lewis Center for the Arts, we are no longer operating the McCarter shuttle that ran from the train station to the theater during construction.

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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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