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The McCarter Theatre FY15 Annual Report is now available to view as an online flipbook!
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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)

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.

BEDLAM: HAMLET & SAINT JOAN - January 13 - February 12, 2017

He is a dark, enigmatic prince obsessed with seeking revenge for his father’s death. She is a steadfast rebel who challenged the powers of the church to restore France to greatness. Iconic figures from two great dramatic classics— Hamlet and Saint Joan —are brought vividly to life in a riveting stripped-down staging by four actors from the acclaimed theater company, Bedlam, directed by Eric Tucker. (Berlind)

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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.  

Join us for this landmark event!

Stéphane Denève, Principal Guest Conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, piano

Join us for The Philadelphia Orchestra’s first appearance at McCarter in over 30 years, featuring a program of Rachmaninoff and Beethoven.
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Parking at McCarter

View our updated instructions and maps before you plan your trip to McCarter, as we recommend you park in the West Garage, just a 5 minute walk to the theater!

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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