Princeton Triangle Show Will Play at Reunions
The Princeton Triangle Club will present its newest musical comedy, Campelot at McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, during Princeton University reunions. Shows are Friday, May 26 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 27 at 7 p.m.
For 132 years, Princeton’s Triangle Show has entertained audiences as the nation’s oldest touring collegiate musical comedy troupe. Based at McCarter Theatre, “the House that Triangle Built,” Triangle creates an original mainstage musical every year written, conceived of, and performed by students, directed and choreographed by professionals.
The club boasts a rich history and long list of distinguished alumni including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jimmy Stewart, Brooke Shields, Peter Mills, Ellie Kemper, and Catherine Cohen. This year’s members include over 100 students — writers, composers, marketers, technicians, and performers — who come from diverse backgrounds and academic interests but have a shared passion for original musical comedy.
This year’s show is directed by Rachel Dart, a New York City-based director whose recent credits include the regional premiere of Dance Nation (Nashville Story Garden) and the world premiere of Coming Soon (Z Space). Australian-born dancer and choreographer Nicholas Cunningham is also part of the team.
“Welcome to camptankerous Camp Backwash, where no amount of crafts and canoeing can cheer up the mysterious new camper,” reads a press release about the show. “While other kids run around having the summer of their lives, something dark and terribly posh lurks on the outskirts of camp, capable of destroying camp for all. Can our campers (and some guy) save their beloved Camp Backwash? Come find out at the hilarious, kick-laden, and brand new musical Campelot, written by 11 Princeton students who have never been to camp. It’s in-tents.”
Tickets are $10-$25. Visit mccarter.org or call (609) 258-2787.