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Princeton offers the traveler top of the world theater in some of the best performing venues of the region.
Between June and August, Princeton Summer Theater brings high-quality drama and family entertainment to the beautiful Princeton University campus. Historic PST makes its home at the Hamilton-Murray Theater, continuing a more-than-forty year tradition of affordable theater made by young professionals and recent graduates. The 2009 summer season begins with the Tony award winning "Urinetown, the Musical", followed by Tennessee William's classic "The Glass Menagerie", the dizzy romp "No Time for Comedy", and Steve Martin's adaptation of "The Underpants." Children's shows and workshops include all ages. Individual and group tickets can be purchased through the Box Office at 609-258-7062. Further information is available at www.princetonsummertheater.com.
At George Street Playhouse, the visitor will enjoy the plays that are central to contemporary American drama. This year’s season (that begins in October) includes The Things that you Least Expect, The Value of Names, I am My Own Wife, and a collection of musicals including Broadway success, Souvenir.Past shows included The Pillowman, Inspecting Carol, Two Lives, Address Unknown and Lend Me a Tenor among many plays. The theatre hosts the annual Next Stage Festival where new plays and musicals are developed and made a hit. You cab buy the tickets at the theater at 9 Livingston Avenue or online at http://www.georgestplayhouse.org/.
MacCarter Theatre Center hosts some of the best shows of the region. It features Theater, Classical Music, Jazz, Dance, and Cabaret series guaranteeing a steady top notch performances all over the year. This year’s season include: The Birthday Party by Pinter, Translations by Brian Friel, and Mrs. Packard by Emily Mann. If you are music fan, enjoy the eclectic calendar that includes Little Feat, violinist Joshua Bell and Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.mccarter.org where you can also check the calendar of events and complete description of the shows.