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SummerArts: MultiArts Festivals

Princeton Festival (Princeton, NJ)

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(June 9 – 30, 2012) Opera, choral masterworks, musical theater, cabaret, new chamber works. The real question is; what doesn’t Princeton Festival have? Bringing renowned national artists, emerging creators and local talent together with unmatched production values could only be a recipe for success, and this festival has proved it. For three weeks in June, Princeton becomes the epicenter of an explosion of the sacred, the profane, the revered and the unexplored. The festival is led by Artistic Director Richard Tang Yuk, and aside from the concerts and performances held, the New Jersey campus also hosts a number of lectures from some of the finest scholars in the country on subjects as diverse as the comedy in Dante’s Inferno to musical theater as a reflection of American history. These lectures are free and open to the public. Tickets to events are highly affordable and there are a number of discounts available for almost every patron (student rush, family discounts, group sales, season passes). (MS)

The Princeton Festival Information

  • Venues: McCarter Theater; 185 Nassau Street; Princeton University Chapel; Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall; Clark Music Center; Richardson Auditorium; Greenacres Country Club; Princeton Public Library; Princeton University Art Museum; West Windsor Public Library; Lawrence Library; Rocky Hill Library
  • Public Transportation: Fair (NJ Transit runs regular trains to Princeton Station from NYC and Philadelphia)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Generally good, depending on venue
  • Performances/Programs: Programming includes a mix of opera, musical theater, dance, chamber music, organ/orchestra concerts, jazz and a piano competition. Educational and performance opportunities for youth and adults are integrated into The Festival season. Performance schedule varies
  • Ticket Prices: Ticket prices vary by performance and venue.