Wednesday, September 13, 2023

What's Going on at McCarter: Bulrusher, Dreamgirls, and more!


What's On at McCarter


Opening This Week

NY Times names McCarter’s Bulrusher as one of six productions in the NY/NJ area to catch this fall!

"When the playwright Paula Vogel championed underproduced plays by staging them virtually, this linguistically inventive drama by Eisa Davis got her full-throated support, and a high-profile digital production. HERE IS A CHANCE TO SEE IT LIVE" —The New York Times



Berlind Theatre

A magical coming-of-age story, Bulrusher tells the story of a multiracial orphan with the mystical gift of clairvoyance and the predominately white small-town world closing in around her. When a mysterious Black girl from Alabama arrives harboring a secret, new discoveries are awakened, and old truths are uncovered.  




Just Announced


March 6-24, 2024

Book & Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Music by Henry Krieger
Directed by Lili-Anne Brown

Matthews Theatre

Stars rise and fall… but dreams live forever! With dazzling costumes and powerhouse vocal performances, this Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical sizzles with sparkling spirit and dance. Featuring the unforgettable hits "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" and "One Night Only," this is one McCarter production you won’t want to miss!




Coming Soon



Friday, September 29, at 8:00 p.m.

Once the Dust Settles Flowers Bloom
Olivier Tarpaga Dance Project

In partnership with the Department of Music at Princeton University and Seuls en Scène, Princeton French Theater Festival

Matthews Theatre

Olivier Tarpaga’s "feminist Africanist" work gives voice and body to the refugees of the Sahel region, channeling their strength and beauty.

BONUS: Afrobeats After-Party! Join us for a post-show after-party at the Lockwood Lobby, featuring drink specials, live DJ, and dancing!



WATCH Once the Dust Settles, Flowers Bloom Teaser



Saturday, September 30, at 8:00 p.m.

Fatoumata Diawara

Presented in Association with Timbuktu Grooves:
The Princeton African Music Festival

Matthews Theatre

Award-winning Malian singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara wrings a soulful blend of desert blues and Wassoulou folk music out of her electric guitar.



WATCH Fatoumata Diawara Tiny Desk Concert




Wednesday, October 4, at 7:00 p.m.

Disney Pixar's Coco in Concert

Matthews Theatre

Projected on a big screen and accompanied by the 20-member Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México, experience the Oscar®-winning Disney Pixar classic like never before.



WATCH Coco Live at McCarter Trailer



Thursday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m.

Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer,
Shahzad Ismaily: Love in Exile

Matthews Theatre

A trio formed around an improvisational jazz icon, a polymath multi-instrumentalist, and a Grammy-winning vocalist with an ethereal voice bring their new tour to McCarter.



WATCH Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer,
Shahzad Ismaily Trio - Suroor - Joe's Pub



Take a Class at McCarter This Fall

Saturday Session starts September 16

"Act out" this Fall and take a theatre class at McCarter. K-12 students can start the weekend unlocking their creativity with a robust offering of classes—ranging from acting for the camera to honing comedic chops—taught by professional theatre artists.



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