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A CHRISTMAS CAROL - December 9-31, 2016
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This holiday season, McCarter is proud to present a reimagined production of Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future and watch as our McCarter artists—joined by ensemble members from the greater Princeton community—bring this story to life all around you! This exciting new production will usher you into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers. Share the happiness of Dickens’ perennial masterpiece and join us in celebrating this new McCarter tradition with your friends and entire family! (Matthews)

TCHAIKOVSKY’s NUTCRACKER - December 16, 2016

We all know Tchaikovsky’s orchestration for the Nutcracker ballet, but listening to the complete score played in his own arrangement for piano solo, Stewart Goodyear will open you up to an entirely new perspective! (Berlind)

Music Series subscribers may select this event to complete Series B. When subscribing online, please indicate you wish to attend this performance in the “Additional Requests” field. Click here for subscription pricing and additional information on Series B.  

Christmas with the Pizzarellis!
- December 17, 2016
New Jersey’s “first couple” of jazz returns to McCarter with a special program to celebrate the holidays. Jazz guitarist, vocalist, and bandleader, John Pizzarelliis known for his classic standards, late-night ballads, and the cool jazz flavor he brings to everything he touches, and will be joined by his wife, Broadway star Jessica Molaskey. (Berlind)

HANDEL’s MESSIAH - December 16, 2016

Handel’s masterpiece returns for the third year to join the American Repertory Ballet’s The Nutcracker and McCarter’s new production of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to constitute the unofficial “Holiday Season Triple Play” at McCarter

Note: this performance will take place at Richardson Auditorium and is a joint presentation of McCarter Theatre and the New Jersey Symphony.

McCarter Theatre Center Located in beautiful historic Princeton , NJ , Tony Award-winning McCarter Theater Center is recognized as one of the nation’s leading regional theatre companies. The Center is home to two distinctive auditoriums, allowing McCarter to both present and produce a wide range of performances. From Theater, Classical Music and Jazz, to Dance, Pop, and World events, McCarter has it all.


The Matthews Theatre Auditorium

The magnificent 1100 seat Matthews Theatre , located in the main building, was recently renovated thanks to the generosity of Princeton University . The new handcrafted imported lighting fixtures, rich velvet covered seats, new carpeting, and a welcoming color scheme, maintain the original dignity and charm of the 75 year old house. The auditorium, which includes Premium Orchestra, Front and Rear Orchestra, Front and Rear Balcony, and Box/Grand Tier sections, has superb acoustics and sightlines from any seat and boasts state-of-the-art computerized sound and lighting systems. Some of the greatest performers in the world have graced this stage including such artists as James Stewart, George Balanchine, Lucille Ball, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., The Grateful Dead, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Dustin Hoffman, Bruce Springsteen, Arthur Miller, and Luciano Pavarotti, just to name a few.


The Berlind Theatre Auditorium

This dynamic new contemporary 360-seat performance space, which opened for McCarter’s 2003-2004 season, was designed by award-winning architect Hugh Hardy. The auditorium features stepped stadium seating that allows excellent visibility of the stage from all seats for an intimate and unique theatrical experience. Rows are lettered A through Q, so every location is equivalent to sitting in the front orchestra in the Matthews theater, and are numbered in the same way as the Matthews. There are 4 entrances on two levels and two center aisles with handrails to ease the flow of patrons locating their seats. 


The Room in the Berlind

The Berlind Theatre also houses a large rehearsal hall that doubles as a 75-seat flexible performance space. New, experimental, and works in process are presented during the course of the season in this theater-within-a-theater. These readings and small productions are open to the general public free or at a nominal ticket price.

The lockwood and west lobbies

The Matthews Theatre has two beautiful and spacious lobbies that can accommodate groups wishing to host a fundraiser, reception, or celebration in conjunction with a theater performance. Please refer to the GROUP SERVICES section of the website for more details.

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McCarter is grateful for the support of our corporate impresarios.
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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