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A CHRISTMAS CAROL Community Ensemble

If you are a local non-equity or young actor, the best way to get involved at McCarter will be the A Christmas Carol Community Ensemble. For our 2017 production, we will cast local actors of all ages to be a part of the magic during the holiday season. This ensemble aims to engage and involve the diverse and talented community that surrounds McCarter, creating opportunities for performers of all ages, genders, races, and levels of ability. This diverse and enthusiastic group fills the streets of London, dances with the Fezziwigs, carols at Scrooge’s doorstep, and brings Christmas cheer to every corner of McCarter.

More Information about A Christmas Carol 2017 Casting

If you would like to receive announcements about the reimagined production of A Christmas Carol and other casting opportunities here at McCarter, please follow this link and click on the Casting box to sign up for our casting email list. Information regarding casting opportunities at McCarter will also be posted on this page throughout the year, so please check back.


McCarter Theatre Center Announces 2017-2018 Season – Equity Principal Auditions
Artistic Director: Emily Mann
Resident Producer: Debbie Bisno
Associate Producer: Chelsea Adams (in attendance at EPA)

New York EPA Day:  Monday, May 22 10am-6pm (Lunch 12:30pm – 1:30pm)
Pearl Studios
Rooms #1210 and #1211
500 Eighth Street
New York, NY 10018

AEA members may access online EPA sign-ups through the member portal. Members who are not able or do not wish to sign up for an EPA appointment online may arrive at the audition prior to the scheduled start time of the call to schedule an audition time.

New Jersey Local EPA Day: Thursday, May 25 10am-6pm (Lunch 1pm – 2pm)
McCarter Theatre Center
Mastrobuono Rehearsal Room
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ  08540

Appointments recommended. To schedule an appointment, email casting@mccarter.org or call 609.258.6505.

Each actor will have 2 minutes at the New York EPA or 3 minutes at the Local EPA. Prepare a brief monologue, two contrasting one-minute monologues, or 16 bars of a song and a one minute monologue. If singing, please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together, with contact information clearly printed on the resume. We are interested in seeing actors of all ages and ethnicities, appropriate for a wide range of productions. No roles are understudied.

Non-Equity Actors are encouraged to attend and will be seen throughout each day, time permitting.


Please note that our theater series is cast by freelance casting directors. Breakdowns for specific casting calls are posted on Breakdown Express. Calls for headshot and resume self-submissions are posted through Actors’ Equity Association’s NYC audition department on a show by show basis.


McCarter Theatre employs a search rather than submission method when scouting new work. We believe a focused and directed approach benefits both McCarter and the artists we serve.
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New Jersey State Council on the Arts
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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