2022-2023 Season 

This season choose what you love.

DECEMBER 7 - 24, 2022

A Christmas Carol

Now on Stage! Buy now – tickets are selling fast for this beloved holiday tradition!

Create memories with the ones you love at Princeton's Tony Award-winning theatre. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future and watch as this story comes to life around you! This annual holiday tradition will usher you into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers. 

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14  /  7:30PM

A Christmas Carol: Relaxed Performance

While open to everyone, relaxed performances are designed to serve individuals on the autism spectrum, those with cognitive or developmental disabilities, or other sensory sensitivities.

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JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 12

Between Two Knees

Between Two Knees is an outrageously funny and wickedly subversive intergenerational tale of familial love, loss, and connection.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10  /  8:00PM

Danielle Ponder

American soul singer Danielle Ponder is both empowering and a powerhouse. In 2020, NPR described her music as anthemic while compassionate; soulful, while bold and strong.

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SATURDAY, FEBURATY 11   /   8:00PM

“For the Love of It” Jazz Vocal Collective featuring Camille Thurman

This exciting inaugural event kicks off a new partnership between McCarter & the Department of Jazz at Princeton (led by the award winning, incomparable alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa who has moved many McCarter audiences with his Indo Pak Jazz coalition & as part of Vijay Iyer's ensemble.)

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14  /  7:30PM

An Evening with Mandy Patinkin & Kathryn Grody

A live in-person evening full of family stories, professional anecdotes, and glimpses into their 40+ years of mostly marital bliss.

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FEBRUARY 23 – MARCH 12

Wuthering Heights

Rescued from the Liverpool docks as a child, Heathcliff is adopted by the Earnshaws and taken to live at Wuthering Heights. He finds a kindred spirit in Catherine Earnshaw and a fierce love ignites. When forced apart, a brutal chain of events is unleashed.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15 / 7:30PM

Ragamala Dance Company: The Fires of Varanasi

Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim evokes an elaborate ritual where time is suspended and humans merge with the divine. In this theatrical reimagining, the show expands upon the birth-death-rebirth continuum in Hindu thought to honor immigrant experiences of life and death in the diaspora.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 17   /   8:00PM

Randall Goosby

American violinist Randall Goosby is acclaimed for the sensitivity and intensity of his musicianship alongside his determination to make music more inclusive and accessible, as well as bringing the music of under-represented composers to light.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 19    /   3:00PM

National Geographic Live: Untamed with Filipe DeAndrade

Wildlife filmmaker and conservationist Filipe DeAndrade, star of Nat Geo WILD’s Untamed, gives his unfiltered look at what it’s like to come face-to-face with wild animals, survive extreme environments, and make unexpected discoveries. 

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SATURDAY, APRIL 8   /   8:00PM

Reduced Shakespeare Company

Now, the Reduced Shakespeare Company tackles the subject it was born to reduce. From the high-brow to the low, The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) covers comedy through the ages, from Aristophanes and Shakespeare and Moliere (Is Moliere funny? Why not?) to Vaudeville and Charlie Chaplin to The Daily Show and Anthony Weiner.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 14   /   8:00pm

The Moth

The quintessential Moth experience, a two-act show where five tellers and a notable host share true personal stories, without notes.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 16 / 3:00PM

National Geographic Live: Life On The Vertical With Mark Synnott

Legendary rock climber Mark Synnott hasn’t just made the incredible first ascents of some of the world’s biggest walls—he’s explored inaccessible places in the name of science.

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MAY 6 – MAY 28

Blues for an Alabama Sky

In a Depression-era Harlem apartment building, a close-knit group of friends has become a chosen family.Their lives are upturned when Southern newcomer arrives and falls hard for Angel, who is torn between a stable life in Manhattan and an exhilarating overseas adventure with Guy.

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FRIDAY, MAY 19   /   8:00PM

Andy Borowitz

The New York Times bestselling author and comedian brings his satirical news column on the road. Join Andy Borowitz for an evening of conversation, storytelling, and addressing what is going on. 

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Past Performances & Events

 


DECEMBER 2 - DECEMBER 4

Princeton Dance Festival

The 2022 Princeton Dance Festival will feature new and repertory works by Ronald K. Brown, Davalois Fearon, Sun Kim, Michael J. Love, Susan Marshall, Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener, and Caili Quan, performed by more than 50 students in the Program in Dance at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. The range of works includes rhythm tap, contemporary ballet, popping/hip-hop, modern influenced by African dance, and contemporary dance works from a multidisciplinary perspective.

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NOVEMBER 25 - NOVEMBER 27

American Repertory Ballet's The Nutcracker

This holiday favorite tells the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle toy soldiers and larger-than-life mice, and travel through a whirlwind of dancing snowflakes to the Land of Sweets.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19   /    8:00PM

An Intimate Evening with Dessa

Three part harmonies, existential philosophy, witty monologue, and one spilled drink. Dessa and her band (Aviva Jaye, harp; Joshua Holmgren, keys) are returning to McCarter to read performance poetry from her just-published collection Tits on The Moon (Rain Taxi), share tour stories, and perform new music.

This performance contains adult content. 

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMEBER 16 / 7:30PM

Internationale Bachakademie of Stuttgart

For several decades the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart has been regarded as one of the most outstanding concert choirs in the world. A particular focus since their inception has been the interpretation of the vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12   /   3:00PM

Sugar Skull!

Meet Sugar Skull, a charismatic candy skeleton determined to help a 12-year-old girl get closer than ever before to her family's rich traditions. Sugar Skull! is a colorful, musical family adventure that celebrates the rich traditions of Día de los Muertos, and the vibrant heart of Mexican culture. 


Sugar Skull! es una aventura alegre y sincera que se adentra en la riqueza de las tradiciones del Día de los Muertos. Con una compañía de talentosos músicos y bailarines, esta colorida producción es el entretenimiento perfecto en este otoño para el público juvenil y familiar.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11   /   8:00PM

The Hot Sardines

Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, The Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world. 

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10  /  7:30PM

Jorge Drexler

Jorge Drexler is an Uruguayan musician and singer-songwriter with a long professional career linked to Music and Performing Arts. During his career, he has recorded fourteen studio albums and has toured all over the world, which has allowed him to know and appreciate different territories and cultures.

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NOVEMBER 4 - NOVEMBER 6

Triangle Show: Campelot

Back for its 132nd year, the Princeton Triangle Show brings you Campelot! Can our campers (and some guy) save their beloved Camp Backwash? Come find out at the hilarious, sing-songly, and kick-laden brand-new musical Campelot, written by 11 Princeton students who have never been to camp! It’s in-tents.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28  /  8:00PM

Oumou Sangaré

Since the release of her debut album Moussoulou in 1989, there’s been no respite for the Malian singer Oumou Sanga. Notable waymarks on her rich and fruitful journey include some of the most definitive recordings in the history of contemporary African music, all released on the World Circuit label.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28   /   12:30PM

Behind the Scenes with Oumou Sangaré

Join us for an intimate conversation with Malian GRAMMY Award-winner musician Oumou Sangaré. One of West Africa’s most celebrated vocalists, Sangaré has collaborated with Alicia Keys, has been sampled by Beyoncé, and is praised worldwide for her powerful voice and commitment to the betterment of women.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23   /   3:00PM

Davóne Tines

Heralded as a "singer of immense power and fervor" and “[one] of the most powerful voices of our time” (Los Angeles Times). His work blends opera, spirituals, gospel, and anthems, as a means to tell a deeply personal story of perseverance and human connection. 

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SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 16

The Wolves

By Sarah DeLappe

Directed by Sarah Rasmussen

Meet nine young women from a competitive high school soccer team.  It’s just a few weeks until nationals and the pressure is on.  Relatable and resilient, this pack of adolescent warriors will push and train for their games, while also navigating a growing understanding of their complicated world. The Wolves is about life, love, and loss on and off the Astroturf. 

Parental discretion is advised for strong language and themes. AGES 14+. 

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16    /   3:00PM

National Geographic Live: Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of The Cretaceous with Nizar Ibrahim

Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim introduces us to Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur yet discovered, and shares the incredible story of how this prehistoric giant—larger than T. rex—was found, almost lost to science, and found again.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14   /   8:00PM

Indigenous Liberation

A Native American and Canadian collective filled with jubilant dance and colorful regalia honoring the legacies of their elders, Indigenous Liberation is an intertribal production featuring songs, stories, and dances, led by champion pow wow dancers. 

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12   /   7:30PM

David Sedaris

David Sedaris is the bestselling author of the books Calypso,Theft By Finding, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays on Ice, Naked, and Barrel Fever. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4. 

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9    /   3:00PM

Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi

World-music, cross-cultural and banjo superstar MacArthur “Genius Grant" recipient, founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, singer, artistic director of Silk Road Ensemble, returns to McCarter with her frequent collaborator Francesco Turrisi, pianist and percussionist who plays the Sicilian Tamburello (tambourine).  

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8   /    3:00PM

Laurie Berkner Band

Recognized as “the queen of kids’ music” by People magazine, Laurie Berkner is a singer, songwriter, lyricist, and author. What sets Laurie apart? She displays an instinctive understanding of children’s natural rhythms and energy, which keeps kids enraptured and brings parents and caregivers happily along for the ride.

 

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8    /    11:00AM

Laurie Berkner Solo! A "Greatest Hits" Sensory-Friendly Performance

Laurie Berkner is back at McCarter with her “Greatest Hits” Sensory-Friendly performance.  Sensory-friendly performances provide a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all individuals who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues and their families.

 

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 30    /    7:00PM

McCarter Live at the Library with The Wolves

McCarter Theatre Center’s Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen returns to the Princeton Public Library’s Community Room to kick-off McCarter’s 2022-2023 Season and share directorial details on the exciting season-opening production of Sarah de Lappe’s Pulitzer Prize-finalist play The Wolvesa story centered around an elite high-school girls’ indoor soccer team.

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