McCarter Theatre Center invites audiences to spend the last weekend of winter enjoying one (or more) of four special events spanning such genres as classical, pop, Indian, and classical music.
John Graham - Magician
On Saturday, March 15th at 8:00 p.m., McCarter’s annual evening of magic will continue with the sleight of hand genius John Graham. Mr. Graham, a showman in every sense of the word, holds his audience in the palm of his hand and once there he takes them on a once-in-a-lifetime experience. His comedy will make you laugh. His magic will thrill you. The evening will open with the dazzling magic of Jade, first prize winner in the International Brotherhood of Magician’s World Magic Competition.
This special evening of magic is perfect for all ages, and is sponsored by The David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Project, the goal of which is to support ideas that break new ground intellectually and pedagogically and have the potential to change how the humanities are conceived and taught.
Jarrod Spector – With a Little Help From My Friends
On Sunday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m., Jarrod Spector makes his triumphant return to McCarter Theatre Center. After more than two years After more than two years starring on Broadway as the iconic Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, he is now working on a new show replete with a band and back-up singers. Jarrod’s solo shows are always hit parade of familiar classics from the 50s and 60s right up to today—everyone from Barry Manilow and Bobby Darin to Smokey Robinson and even a little Bon Jovi for good measure.
Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion
On Sunday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m., Zakir Hussain, the undisputed master of the tabla, returns with another dazzling display of virtuoso Indian drumming from both the Hindustani (North Indian) and Carnatic (South Indian) traditions, both classical and folk. His performances have not only established him as a national treasure in his own country, but gained him worldwide fame. Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement, his historic collaborations include: Ravi Shankar, the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart, and George Harrison.
Joining Zakir will be a troupe of virtuoso drummers and percussionists from throughout India, as well as special guest artists including V. Selvaganesh (Kanjira and ghatham), Niladri Kumar (Sitar), Dilshad Khan (Sarangi), Vijay S. Chavan (Dholki), Deepak Bhatt (Dhol), and former Journey drummer Steve Smith (drums).
Lief Ove Andsnes – Pianist
On Monday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m., pianist Leif Ove Andsnes appears with an all-Beethoven program that includes the Variations in F, Op.34, plus three Sonatas: No. 11 in B-flat, Op. 22; No. 28 in A, Op. 101; and the Appassionata, No. 23 in f, Op. 57. The New York Times has called Andsnes “a pianist of magisterial elegance, power and insight, whose commanding technique and searching interpretations have few peers.”
Ticket Information and Performance Schedule
John Graham - Saturday, 3/15 at 8:00 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre. Tickets: $45.
Jarrod Spector – Sunday, 3/16 at 2:00 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre. Tickets: $50.
Zakir Hussain – Sunday, 3/16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Matthews Theatre. Tickets start at $20.
Lief Ove Andsnes - Monday, 3/17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Matthews Theatre. Tickets start at $20.
Tickets for all events can be purchased online at www.mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or in person at the McCarter Theatre Ticket Office, located at 91 University Place in Princeton.
Wendy Whelan Postponed
Also, a follow-up reminder that Wendy Whalen’s Restless Creature, originally scheduled for March 18, 2014, has been postponed until April of 2015. Please update your calendars accordingly, more information to follow as the new season approaches
Construction continues around McCarter for Princeton University’s Arts & Transit project and the expansion of the Lewis Center for the Arts. This will have an impact on parking, traffic, and transit in and around McCarter through early Fall 2014. Stay informed by visiting mccarter.org/VisitorInfo to get the latest construction updates.