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Musical: ‘The Drowsy Chaperone”

What’s better than a 1920s musical comedy? Nothing … Except maybe a parody of a 1920s musical comedy within another musical! The Tony-winning “Drowsy Chaperone” is coming to Princeton in a joint Princeton University Players-Theatre Intime production directed by John Somers Fairchild ’15. If you go tonight, you’ll also get the chance to stay afterward for a talkback discussion with Lisa Lambert, who wrote the music and lyrics for the show, moderated by theater professor Stacy Wolf. The titular chaperone may get drowsy during the show, but you certainly won’t!

Hamilton Murray Theatre

Thursday, 8 p.m. show, 9:30 p.m. discussion

Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.

 

Art: Chrysalid

Take a break from your work (and feel artsy and cultured at the same time) to go see Chrysalid, Maura O’Brien’s senior thesis exhibition for the Program in Visual Arts. The exhibit covers a variety of mediums, from large, colorful oil paintings to installations that reflect the wilderness of Minnesota. O’Brien is also exhibiting her woodblocks beside her vibrant prints of trees, allowing viewers to see the process as well as the final product. Chrysalid is sure to spark your creativity, and perhaps incite a desire to go camping.

Lucas Gallery, 185 Nassau St.

Friday, 10 a.m.

 

Performance: Princeton Atelier Double Bill

What is the legendary Chinese hero the Monkey King doing alongside a world-class musical improv group? No, it’s not a weird superhero team-up movie. The Princeton Atelier and Program in Dance are presenting a “Double Bill” this Friday night, featuring the world premiere of Act IV of Fred Ho’s martial arts musical fantasy, “Journey Beyond the West: The New Adventures of Monkey,” followed by a performance by musical theater improv group Baby Wants Candy.

Berlind Theater

Friday, 6:30 p.m.

 

Concert: Ben Folds

If you’re looking for something a bit quieter, but no less enjoyable, for your Saturday evening, then you’re in luck: singer-songwriter Ben Folds will be bringing his beautifully melodic brand of music to campus this weekend. With student country-folk band Caroline Reese and the Drifting Fifth and local artist ELLAY, this show is sure to be a stunner.

Richardson Auditorium

Saturday, 7:00 p.m.

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