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THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020

A Bowie Celebration

The David Bowie alumni band performs Diamond Dogs and Ziggy Stardust in entirety.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020

The Hit Men

Legendary Rock Supergroup

Take a star-studded journey back through rock ‘n’ roll history with the legendary performers and actual musicians who sang and played with Franki Valli, Elton John, Cat Stevens, Carole King, Jim Croce, Three Dog Night, and many more.

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APRIL 4 & 5, 2020

Cirque Éloize

Hotel

The newest creation from Canada’s Cirque Eloize is the story of a place and the travelers who come passing through it—a stopover where lives collide, intersect, and juxtapose for a brief time to generate tales and memories, combining acrobatics, theatre, dance, cinematic projections, and live music.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2020

David Sedaris

David Sedaris’ annual visit to McCarter has become a cherished spring tradition. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has established himself as one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2020

Dorrance Dance

SOUNDSpace

Celebrate the astounding skill and exuberance of this show-stopping group of hoofers, created by the MacArthur Award-winning tap dancer Michelle Dorrance, who can make dance as innovative as it is engaging.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2020

Zakir Hussain Trio

with Jayanthi Kumaresh, veena
Kala Ramnath, violin

India’s great percussion master is a long-established “national treasure” and joins with two colleagues for an evening of classical Indian music.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020

Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

with Stefon Harris + Blackout

The pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the genre’s big band standard-bearer and regular winner of the “Best Latin Jazz Grammy.” Stefon Harris is the pre-eminent vibraphonist in jazz today, and his latest album Sonic Creed with his band Blackout explores the music of masters Abbey Lincoln, Wayne Shorter, and Horace Silver.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020

Rosanne Cash

She Remembers Everything

One of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, Rosanne Cash returns to McCarter with her band for an evening of music from her latest album, She Remembers Everything.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2020

Pilobolus

Come To Your Senses

Pilobolus returns with their usual synthesis of dance, gymnastics, theatre, and mime—all armed with wit, a little sensuality, and pretzel-like partnering. (Note: this performance may contain nudity.)

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SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2020

Michael Feinstein

McCarter Gala 2020

Michael Feinstein has built a dazzling career over the last three decades bringing the music of the Great American songbook to the world. From recordings that have earned him five Grammy Award nominations to his Emmy nominated PBS-TV specials, his acclaimed NPR series and concerts spanning the globe, his work as an educator and archivist defines Feinstein as one of the most important musical forces of our time.

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TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2020

Handel’s Rodelinda with The English Concert

Harry Bicket, conductor
Featuring soloists Lucy Crowe, Iestyn Davies,
and Anthony Roth Costanzo

Handel’s baroque opera masterpiece with an all-star cast of vocalists including soprano Lucy Crowe and countertenors Anthony Roth Costanzo and Iestyn Davies.

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MAY 8 – JUNE 7, 2020

The Refuge Plays

By Nathan Alan Davis
Directed by Patricia McGregor

If you could GO BACK IN TIME and visit MULTIPLE GENERATIONS of your family, what QUESTIONS would YOU ask?

 
In this passionate and funny drama, award-winning playwright Nathan Alan Davis explores the prevailing power of home — despite a family’s mysterious and complex past.
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SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2020

The Art of the Movie Score

Presented by Princeton Symphony Orchestra and McCarter Theatre Center
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Daniel Rowland, violin

Experience drama, suspense, and romance — all through the magic of your favorite movie music. Close your eyes and feel the action unfold! 

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SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020

Underwater Bubble Show

A breathtaking blend of drama, mime, dance, puppetry, juggling, contortionism, sand art, and magic, plus the amazing beauty of soap bubbles! Perfect for audiences of all ages.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2020

Igor Levit, piano

Music’s newest keyboard sensation in an all-Beethoven program, including Sonatas No. 9, 10, 11, and 29 (the Hammerklavier).

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SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2020

Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both a singer and an actor. She is the winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and was the recipient of a 2015 National Medal of Arts.

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MONDAY, MAY 18, 2020

Dark Star Orchestra

Continuing the Grateful Dead Concert Experience

It's about a sense of familiarity. It's about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It's about that contagious energy... in short, it's about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.

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TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2020

National Geographic Live

Ocean Soul with underwater photographer Brian Skerry

From the glacial waters of the North Atlantic to the balmy central Pacific, National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry shares the oceans’ stories from his more than 10,000 hours underwater.

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THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2020

Chris Thile

Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, and now the host of the radio program, Live from Here, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2020

Keb' Mo'

Over the past two decades, Keb’ Mo’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2020

Air Play

A sensory-friendly performance by the Acrobuffos.
Visual, completely wordless, comedic physical theater. The Acrobuffos present sophisticated image-driven performances, playing games using poetic mime.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10 - FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2020

Monica Bill Barnes & Company

Happy Hour

A dance show turned into an after-work office party. Come for the free drink, stay for the hope of a life-changing experience.

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