Monday, January 28, 2019

FIGHT WINTER DOLDRUMS @ McCARTER THEATRE IN PRINCETON

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players & Orchestra

WHEN: Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8 p.m.
WHERE:
Matthews Theatre 91 University Pl., Princeton
TICKETS: start at $25 and can be purchased online at mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or in person at the McCarter Ticket Office. (Limited Availability)

Savoyards rejoice! The masterful New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players return with one of the duo’s all-time favorites, The Pirates of Penzance. Set sail with this musical comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history.

THE NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE OF ODESSA: SWAN LAKE

WHEN: Sunday, February 10 at 3 p.m.
WHERE:
Matthews Theatre
TICKETS: start at $25 and can be purchased online at
mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or in person at the McCarter Ticket Office. (Limited Availability)

Swan Lake, a full-scale production, set to the unforgettable music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell.

In their first national tour visit to the States, the legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa brings 55 of the brightest and most talented ballet stars to delight McCarter audiences.

DIANNE REEVES: BE MY VALENTINE

WHEN: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 
WHERE:
Matthews Theatre
TICKETS: start at $25 and can be purchased online at mccarter.org, by phone at
(609) 258-2787, or in person at the McCarter Ticket Office

With five Grammy awards (most recently for 2015’s Beautiful Life) and recognition as a 2018 NEA “Jazz Master,” Diane Reeves’ voice is magical and timeless, but it’s the sheer force of her performance that sets her apart. She returns to McCarter with a Valentine’s Day program highlighting her effortlessly powerful sound and unusually broad spectrum of sensual repertoire. Reeves inhabits every story she spins into song, captivating listeners with her expert dynamics and dramatic flair.


(l-r, facing front) Laurena Allan, Gary Wilmes, Scott Shepherd, Annie McNamara, Kate Scelsa, and Vin Knight. Photo by Mark Barton.)

McCARTER PRESENTS ELEVATOR REPAIR SERVICE’S GATZ
Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

WHEN: February 15-17. Each performance will begin at 2 p.m., and will include two intermissions and a dinner break. Information on dinner packages may be found here.
WHERE: Berlind Stage, 91 University Pl., Princeton
TICKETS: $25-$150 and can be purchased online at mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or in person at the McCarter Ticket Office.

McCarter Theatre Center will present Elevator Repair Service’s multi-award-winning play, Gatz, the critically-lauded performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, for three performances,  February 15 – 17 on the. Gatz will be presented as a marathon eight-hour event, including two intermissions and a dinner break.

Not just a retelling of the Gatsby story, Gatz is a thoroughly entertaining dramatization of Fitzgerald's American masterpiece, word for word. Including its acclaimed 2011 run at McCarter, this theatrical tour-de-force has enjoyed over twenty-five engagements world-wide since its premiere; and holds particular significance for the greater Princeton community given Fitzgerald’s artistic endeavors while enrolled at Princeton University.

View a trailer for the production here.
Read the full press release on mccarter.org here.

This appearance of Elevator Repair Service is sponsored by Cargot Brasserie.

I’M WITH HER
Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan with opening performance by Billy Strings (solo)

WHEN: Saturday, February 16 at 8 p.m.
WHERE:
Matthews Theatre
TICKETS: start at $25 and can be purchased online at mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or in person at the McCarter Ticket Office.

I’m With Her has honed a special, family-like chemistry, garnering acclaim for their unique blend of instrumental interplay combined with their indelible harmonies, as The New York Times describes of a live performance, “…when the three women sang together, their voices became one instrument, sharing every breath.”

Four years after their formation at an impromptu show in 2014, the band released their debut album, See You Around (Rounder Records), in February 2018.  See You Around has garnered praise from NPR, who instantly hailed the collection as "willfully open-hearted” and The Guardian calling their sound both "ethereal and purposeful.”

From their early contributions in bands such as Nickel Creek and Crooked Still, these three musicians are noteworthy for their recent and extensive solo career successes, including several Grammy awards.

JORDI SAVALL & LE CONCERT DES NATION
Tous les matins du monde

WHEN: Friday, February 22 at 8 p.m.
WHERE:
Matthews Theatre
TICKETS: start at $25 and can be purchased online at mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or in person at the McCarter Ticket Office.

Jordi Savall, the world’s most celebrated gambist, has brought humanity, unique artistry,
and virtuosity to his tireless exploration of early music that has spanned half a century. A conductor of three ensembles —including Le Concert des Nations with which he performs for this engagement—his 250 recordings have earned him six Grammy nominations. In his McCarter debut, his ensemble will play the music inspired by the 1992 French hit film Tous le matins du monde (starring GĂ©rard Depardieu) by Marin Marais, Couperin, Lully, Rameau and others.

FARRUQUITO: RETURN OF A FLAMENCO LEGEND

WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 8 p.m.
WHERE:
Matthews Theatre
TICKETS: start at $25 and can be purchased online at mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or in person at the McCarter Ticket Office

The grandson of legendary flamenco founder “El Farruco,” Farruquito is a modern-day repository of a tradition dedicated to preserving the art in its purest form, having performed continually with his grandfather from the time he was four until El Farruco’s death in 1997. The concept of his flamboyant dancing as he describes it is simple: “musicians play, I dance, everyone improvising in the moment.” The New York Times referred to his 2016 return after a long absence as “a king reclaiming his realm.” 

ERIC OWENS, bass-baritone and LAWRENCE BROWNLEE, tenor

WHEN: Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3 p.m.
WHERE:
Matthews Theatre
TICKETS: start at $25 and can be purchased online at mccarter.org, by phone at
(609) 258-2787, or in person at the McCarter Ticket Office.

Two titans of opera stages join forces for the first time in a unique vocal collaboration. Bass-baritone Eric Owens is equally at home in orchestral, recital, and operatic music. His triumphs range from Wagner’s Ring Cycle to John Adams' Doctor Atomic. Tenor Lawrence Brownlee has made a specialty of the most difficult bel canto roles, and his album Virtuoso Rossini Arias  earned him a
Grammy nomination. Together, they form a team of operatic royalty in a program that will feature works from the operatic repertoire and beyond.

PADDY MOLONEY and THE CHIEFTAINS

WHEN: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:
Matthews Theatre
TICKETS: start at $25 and can be purchased online at mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or in person at the McCarter Ticket Office.

The Chieftains are the embodiment of Irish music and dance. Led by Paddy Moloney, the master of the pipes and tin whistle, their nucleus includes Sean Keane (fiddle), Matt Molloy (flute), and Kevin Conneff (bodhran drum). A Chieftains show always incorporates a host of other performers and guest artists to keep you guessing.
 

JUST ADDED!
ISAAC MIZRAHI: I&ME

WHEN: Friday, March 1, 2019 at 8 p.m.
WHERE:
Matthews Theatre
TICKETS: start at $25 and can be purchased online at mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or in person at the McCarter Ticket Office.

The award-winning fashion icon/designer, storyteller, author, singer, and talk show host Isaac Mizrahi makes his McCarter debut with his new show: I&Me.

I&Me is a collage of Isaac's creative talents -- stories, songs, and even a regift segment. This is Mizrahi’s next chapter in his recent life as an entertainer for which The New York Times called him a “founding father of Alt Cabaret.”

I&Me is a fun, casual look at life through his eyes, from growing up gay in a small
Jewish community in Brooklyn, to scaling the heights of the fashion world. I&Me
also features the dazzling sounds of the Ben Waltzer Jazz Quartet.