Looking for a night of pure hilarity, along with a glimpse at a Princeton arts institution? The Princeton Triangle Club, which produces an annual musical that is completely conceived, written, produced and performed by Princeton undergraduates, is presenting its spring show, Are You There, Dod? It’s Me, Marquand (don’t worry, prefrosh; you’ll understand the title if you come here. And/or if you’re too young to remember Judy Blume, we are officially ashamed of you). While their fall show is directed by professionals and goes on a national tour, the spring show is more casual: it’s where the writers try out new jokes, the Club hunts for new talent, and the audiences are in stitches. Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, tickets $7 in Frist or at the door; Class of 1970 Theater in Whitman College.
- …speaking of high hilarity, the Princeton South Asian Theatrics’ play Bombay Confidential is sure to be a fun-filled night. One weekend only in the Wilson Black Box, so get tickets before they’re gone! $7 at Frist or at the Door.
Still feel entirely wrapped up in the admissions process? Admissions: An Original Musical, written by Dan Abromowitz ’13, Clayton Raithel ’12, & Nora Sullivan ’12, and directed by J.T. Glaze ’13, is a perfect fit: its depiction of the high-jinks and heartbreaks of senior year is completely irresistible. It also represents a collaboration between artists from three major theater groups on campus: Dan, Clayton, and Nora have all been writers for the Princeton Triangle Club, and the play is co-produced by Theatre Intime, Princeton’s oldest entirely student-led theater group, and the Princeton University Players, the campus’s musical theater company. Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, this weekend and next; tickets $8, student events eligible. Voucher accessible for pre-frosh; buy your tickets ahead of time in Frist!
- Curious about getting a certificate in theater? Pippin, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, is a senior thesis production for senior Adam Hyndman, who plays Pippin and the Lead Player. It’s an incredible production, with top-notch performances and a professional director and designers. Thursday-Saturday at 8pm; tickets $10 for students, $15 for adults. Tickets in Frist or at the Berlind Box Office.
Want to learn more about the arts on campus? The Lewis Center for the Arts, which houses the Programs in Creative Writing, Dance, and Theater, will be holding an open house for prefrosh from 12:30-1:30 on Thursday at 185 Nassau Street. Learn from students about how they’ve integrated the arts into their undergrad careers!
- Still around at 6pm on Saturday? Don’t miss an outdoor performance by They Might Be Giants in the courtyard by the Princeton Public Library–a great chance to see an even greater band for free! For prospective students, it’s a great way to see how townies and undergrads join forces; for current students, it’s an unmissable study break. Sponsored by the Princeton Record Exchange, the town’s out-of-this-world wonderful record store; with its walls and walls of dirt cheap used CDs, it’s a music nerd’s idea of heaven.
- Speaking of those music nerds, there are two great events on the docket on Sunday. First up is Driving Music, Kevin Laskey ’12′s senior thesis concert for the Department of Music. Three student ensembles will perform Laskey’s original compositions, which run the gamut from classical to jazz: it’s a prime example of the exciting opportunities available at Princeton for talented up-and-coming artists. Sunday at 1:30pm in the Rocky Common Room; free.
- Next up is the Princeton University Glee Club’s spring concert on Sunday at 3pm, featuring performances of Ralph Vaughan Williams’s “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis” and “Five Mystical Songs,” and Gabriel Fauré’s “Requiem. One day only; it’s sure to be a beautiful event. Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall; tickets $5 for students, events eligible.