Weekend Arts Roundup: Theater, Dance, and A Cappella Galore

With the insanity of New Jersey’s doomsday weather this week (first a tropical storm, then a blizzard…where are the locusts?) comes a slew of exciting arts opportunities this weekend!  These next couple of weekends before Thanksgiving have a multitude of great shows and concerts in store, nearly all of which you can attend for free with your Student Events Eligible pass (a.k.a. a simple swipe of your prox).  Don’t delay–these babies are sure to sell out fast!

  • Tonight, the Princeton Katzenjammers present a one-night-only musical extravaganza of co-ed a cappella.  If their great vocalizing isn’t enough to tempt you, the night’s also featuring a performance by former KJ Ben Taub ’14, fresh from his stint on NBC’s  The Voice.  11pm Thursday night, Theatre Intime.  Click here for more.
  • This weekend only, the Princeton University Players present Nine, a sexy musical directed by sophomore Eamon Foley ’15.  Song, dance, leggy ladies with great pipes: who could ask for more?  Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm in the Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street.  Click here for more.
  • You won’t want to miss eXpressions Dance Company‘s electrifying fall show, Uprising.  Tickets go fast for this one-weekend event, so get ’em while you can!  Thursday-Saturday at 8pm in the Frist Film and Performance Theater.  Click here for more.
  • This weekend and next, Theatre Intime presents the hair-rasing comic thriller Wait Until Dark, directed by sophomore Mike Pinsky ’15.  8pm Thursday-Saturday for two weekends in Theatre Intime, with a 2pm matinee next Saturday (11/17).  Click here for more.
  • All-Nighter with David Drew, Princeton’s only live late-night talk show, presents its second episode at 11pm this Friday in Frist.  The first show was a huge hit, so it’s definitely worth a watch!  Featuring guests Bruce Easop ’13 (USG president), Professor Sam Wang (election predictor extraordinaire), and singer-Songwriter Mark Watter ’14.  Click here for more.
  • The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater collaborates with the Department of Music to present its fall show extravaganza, Der Bourgeois Bigwig.  Chock full of hilarious hijinks from a talented team of actors, music from the University Orchestra, and stunning costumes and set, it’s a must-see.  Friday and Saturday at 8pm; next Thursday-Saturday at 8pm (11/9-10 and 11/15-17). Berlind Theater and McCarter Theater Center (across from the Dinky).  Click here for more.
  • This Friday only, the Princeton Tigressions present a great night of female a cappella at Richardson Auditorium for their biannual Jam.  It also features guest performances from BAC Dance and the Princeton Footnotes (male a cappella).  A terrific night of music and dance in a beautiful venue!  Click here for more.
  • This weekend only, Princeton Chinese Theatre presents Rhinoceros in Love, directed by Jianfei Chen ’15 and Liukun Wu ’15.  Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, with a 2pm Saturday matinee, in Whitman College’s Class of 1970 Theatre.  Click here for more.
  • As you plan your weekend’s viewing schedule, remember to snag tickets for the Princeton Triangle Club‘s newest show, Tree’s Company: Forest’s a Crowd!, which will run next Friday and Saturday at 8pm with a Sunday matinee (11/16-18).  It’s in the Matthews Theater at McCarter (the big one at the top of the hill), and tickets sell out fast, so get on it!  Click here for more. 

Weekend Arts Roundup: This is Our Youth, Illyria, and More

Illyria Poster Final PKMNWelcome back to campus, everybody! This weekend is one of the term’s busiest for arts events–with great theater, music, and dance everywhere you turn, the hardest thing will be choosing which performances to see!  Here’s our cheat sheet for what’s in store:
  • This is Our Youth, a story of Upper-East-Side twentysomethings in the 1980s, produced by Theatre Intime and directed by Chris Ghaffari ’12. November 11-13 and 18-20, Theatre Intime. To watch the trailer, click here. Tickets $8, student events eligible.
  • Illyria, a musical adaptation of Twelfth Night by Pete Mills ’95 and Cara Reichel ’96, co-produced by the Princeton University Players and Princeton Shakespeare Company (and directed by yours truly!).   November 11-13 at 8pm, 13-14 at 2pm, Matthews Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts. Tickets $8, student events eligible.
[caption id="attachment_7888" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="The cast from Theatre Intime's "This Is Our Youth""]The cast from Theatre Intime's "This Is Our Youth"[/caption]