Comedy: Quipfire! Spring Shows (feat. an improvised musical)
Have you reached the point in the semester when you realize that midterms are coming? Well, if not, news flash: They are! To alleviate some of your trauma, take a dose of healthy comedy and attend Quipfire’s annual spring show, which will include a musical based on whatever the audience wants it to be about! Since the musicals are completely unscripted, they are essentially once-in-a-lifetime performances that you won’t want to miss. The content is a mystery, but one thing’s for sure: It’s going to be funny. Come out to one, two or all three shows for a cure to exam blues!
Thursday through Saturday, 10:30 p.m.
A cappella: R20 30th Anniversary Jam
Kick back and relax to some sweet jams as Roaring 20, one of Princeton’s co-ed a cappella groups, celebrates its 30th anniversary. Featuring all of your favorite tunes, from “Gershwin to Gaga,” and a short performance by the always hilarious Quipfire! improv comedy group, this event is surely not to be missed. Just remember — once you’ve had your fill of ear candy, go and grab yourself a copy of R20’s new CD, “Back to the Start”!
Friday, 7 p.m.
Concert: Princeton University Glee Club: Israel in Egypt
Tired of the cold winter weather? Take a metaphorical journey to some warmer climates by attending the Princeton University Glee Club concert! The group will be performing Handel’s work “Israel in Egypt,” an oratorio which tells the story of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, along with the Nassau Symphonia and a number of renowned soloists, including Ryland Angel, Dann Coakwell, Dashon Burton and Jonathan Woody. Princeton graduates Maya Kherani ’10 and Lily Arbisser ’08 will also be singing, so show some Tiger pride supporting them!
Sunday, 3 p.m.
Concert: ”Dastaan”: A Story of Love and Friendship
For an evening of culture, dance and general raucousness, head down to “Dastaan,” Naacho’s first show of the year. This year, the show promises to bring a variety of South Asian dances to the stage with the underlying theme of love and friendship. So whether you’re looking to support friends in the group or just want your Bollywood music fix, grab tickets for a weekend performance to remember!
Frist Film/Performance Theatre
Thursday through Friday, 8 p.m.
Saturday, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Theater: “The Last Night of Ballyhoo”
A comedy set in the Deep South at the onset of World War II, Alfred Uhry’s Tony Award-winning play offers a glimpse into the lives of an established Jewish family. Uhry’s backdrop creates a poignant contrast between the troubles at home and troubles abroad. Taking place in 1939, Hitler and Nazi Germany are invading Poland. However, in Atlanta, Ga., “Gone With the Wind” is about to premiere and the talk of town is the social event of the season, Ballyhoo. Amid this social whirlwind, the characters forge relationships, encounter prejudice and search for their identities. This story of love, family and laughs is one you don’t want to miss. Who will take you to Ballyhoo?
Wilson Black Box Theater
Thursday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
Sunday, 2 p.m.