SEX ON BROADWAY – OCTOBER 8 – 10
No sex, just Broadway! Our annual all-frosh cabaret show produced and performed by the incoming class of 2025.
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW – OCTOBER 29-31
In collaboration with Theatre Intime, PUP produces our annual Halloween shadow cast showing of the cult-classic: The Rocky Horror Picture Show!
THE MUSHENING – NOVEMBER 19-21
In this YA-novel-esque supernatural musical comedy, we follow Simon Caldpetr, a lonely junior with no “thing”- no unique pursuits, quirks, or hobbies- which puts him at risk for the mysterious Mushening ceremony. Will Simon succeed in his quest to find the legendary Mushening Seed? We’ll have to wait and see…
A new musical written by Ed Horan ’22 and Nate Perimeter ’22
Directed by Asher Muldoon ’23
LOSING MY MIND: A SONDHEIM DISCO FEVER DREAM – DECEMBER 10-12
Never before performed on stage, “Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream” is an album created in 2020 by Broadway artists blending 70s and 80s disco music with Stephen Sondheim’s most famous songs. These classic songs are brought to life with an entirely new meaning and energy, plus a new access point for this type of music.
Album arranged by Joshua Hinck and Scott Wasserman, based on songs by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Kate Semmens ’22
JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSICAL – MARCH 25-27
In Junie B. Jones: The Musical, we view themes of growing up, insecurity, finding community, and navigating change through a youthful perspective, reminding us all of the melodrama and mundaneness of childhood.
Book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler // Music by Zina Goldrich // Adapted from the JUNIE B. JONES Series of books by Barbara Park
Directed by Jenni Lawson ’23
MANGROVES – APRIL 22-24
Presenting MANGROVES, an original musical comedy following two lesbians who go on a hitchhiking adventure along the Gulf of Mexico, hoping to fall in love and maybe even fix climate change.
A new musical by Sam Melton ’23
Directed by Rosemary Paulson ’23
THE ART OF PLEASING PRINCES – APRIL 29-31
In a kingdom where magic is banned, a group of young misfits in the royal palace plot to depose the king. However, unexpected love, cruel betrayals, and hasty revenge threaten to get in the way.
A new musical by Elliot Lee ’23 and Mel Hornyak ’23
Directed by Solomon Bergquist ‘24
SHREK THE MUSICAL – REUNIONS 2022
Shrek the Musical retells the Dreamworks classic we all know and love through catchy songs and fun dances. Follow Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, and the rest of the characters as they learn to accept themselves for who they are and let their Freak Flag fly!
Music by Jeanine Tesori // Book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Eliyana Abraham ’23 and Gabbie Bourla ‘23
UNTITLED DEVISED MUSICAL
A fun, low commitment, collaborative and creative space to make live theater this year! This open ended project is a collaboration between PUP and the LCA with the goal of bringing together members of the theater community and the Princeton community at large, in the virtual space. We have no idea what will end up being created from the process, except that we want it to be a mainly “live” virtual performance. We are also hoping that we will focus on the process and people/communities involved, and not think too much about the final “product.”
There are no auditions, there is no prior theater experience necessary and participants are free to define for themselves how much or in what way they want to be involved.
We welcome Princeton students of all different interests and perspectives to take part. Relevant interests and passions could include, but are in no way limited to, politics, history, current-events, sociology, visual arts, technology, design, filmmaking, music, composition, dance or theater.
Directed by Kate Semmens ’22 and Ed Horan ’22
And more TBD!