February 21, 2024

Lewis Center Presents “From Wind to Wonder!”

BROADWAY SONGS: Members of the Princeton Playhouse Choir in performance. The group will be at McCarter Theatre Center on February 24 at 7 p.m. (Photo by Resonance Vision)

“From Wind to Wonder!,” a concert by the Princeton Playhouse Ensembles of Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, on February 24 at 7 p.m., will unite music theater storytelling, performance, composition, arranging, direction, and choreography featuring the work and leadership of current students and alumni.

Taking place at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center, 91 University Place, the Playhouse Ensembles will be joined by several Broadway performers and musicians, including the genre-bending ensemble Third Reprise, Andrew Barth Feldman, Mykal Kilgore, and Kuhoo Verma. The concert program includes new student-written compositions alongside selections from the musicals Waitress, Wicked, In the Heights, West Side Story, Dear Evan Hansen, Sunday in the Park with George, Seussical, and more.

The show is directed by Solon Snider Sway, director of the Playhouse Ensembles, and co-sponsored by the Department of Music.

The Princeton Playhouse Choir and Princeton Playhouse Orchestra comprise the Playhouse Ensembles. The choir is housed jointly with the Lewis Center’s Program in Theater and Music Theater and the Music Department, focusing on repertoire beginning in a broad range of theatrical traditions and expanding into a realm of experimental and innovative music-making. The core of the group’s repertoire is music connected to theater and reimagined for creative ensemble configurations through new arrangements and interdisciplinary collaborations. The orchestra is an instrumental chamber ensemble specializing in the performance of new music commissions, music theater repertoire, popular song, and film music. Open to all Princeton students, the ensembles hold annual auditions and include students with a broad range of musical backgrounds and interests.

Admission is free. Visit mccarter.org for tickets.