April 3, 2024

McCarter Theatre Announces Upcoming Theater Season

INSPIRED BY ROMEO AND JULIET: The 7 Fingers’ production of “Duel Reality” is among the highlights of McCarter Theatre Center’s 2024-25 season. (Photo by Arata Urawa)

Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen and Executive Director Martin Miller have announced McCarter Theatre Center’s 2024-2025 theater series. Included are a gravity-defying spectacle, a true story from Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project, two comedies making their New Jersey premiere, and a world-premiere musical.

The company returns to a full five-play offering for the first time since the 2019/20 season. Also returning as a season add-on is McCarter’s annual holiday production of A Christmas Carol.

“We are delighted to share our epic, boundary-breaking new season of unforgettable theater at McCarter,” said Rasmussen. “Our adventure begins with the world premiere of Empire Records, a new comedic musical based on the ’90s cult-classic film. This high-energy debut is already generating national buzz. Next, Montreal-based circus collective The 7 Fingers — the celebrated breakaway group from Cirque de Soleil whose work is represented on Broadway right now with the Critics’ Pick, Water for Elephants, and renowned for their Tony Award-winning work on the 2013 revival of Pippin — presents their new Romeo & Juliet-inspired Duel Reality. In January, we’ll host Tectonic Theater Project’s visceral new work Here There Are Blueberries. The season concludes with two brilliant comedies, Legacy of Light by Karen Zacarías — set right here in Princeton — and the inventive and kind-hearted Primary Trust by Eboni Booth.”

Subscriptions for new and returning subscribers are now available at McCarter.org or by calling Patron Services at (609) 258-2787. Subscribers save 20 percent on tickets and receive benefits like free exchanges, exclusive pre-sale access, and preferred seating.