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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2021 at 8:00PM

Rosanne Cash

She Remembers Everything

One of the country’s pre-eminent singer/ songwriters, Rosanne Cash is on tour with She Remembers Everything, a poetic, lush, and soulful collection of songs that reckon with a flawed and intricate world. 


Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 2:00PM

Charles Dickens'

A Christmas Carol Family Read-Aloud at the Princeton Public Library

Usher in the spirit of the season by participating in the sixth annual public community reading of Dickens’ 1843 novella. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the beloved Victorian masterpiece—the original “Ghost-Story”—in its literary form, which Dickens’ wrote to be read aloud. 



What the Constitution Means to Me

A Play by Heidi Schreck
Directed by Oliver Butler
Starring Cassie Beck


Direct from Broadway, this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human new play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2021 at 8:00PM

Cécile McLorin Salvant


Composer, singer, and visual artist Cécile McLorin Salvant has developed a passion for storytelling and finding the connections between vaudeville, blues, folk traditions from around the world, theater, jazz, and baroque music. 


Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 7:30PM

McCarter's A Christmas Carol Bake-Off Festival of Plays

Paula Vogel’s “A Christmas Carol Bake-Off Festival of Plays” – the Pulitzer Prize winning writer provides a list of A Christmas Carol-themed Bake-Off “ingredients” for writers of all levels to include in their own original 10-minute dramatic works.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2021 at 7:30PM

The Brandenburg Concertos

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

If Bach had only left the world his six Brandenburg Concertos, he would still reside in the pantheon of the great composers. Don't miss this McCarter holiday tradition, featuring 20-plus all-star musicians performing one of music’s most enduring masterpieces.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2021 at 8:00PM

Sweet Honey in the Rock

Celebrating The Holydays

A rare fusion of traditional American holiday spiritual songs and hymns, as well as songs from other cultures and religions ranging from Africa to Israel, this show is a seasonal presentation that also offers songs from the group's extensive repertoire.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2021 at 8:00PM

The Hot Sardines


Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, The Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world. 


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2021 at 3:00PM

Stewart Goodyear


Proclaimed "a phenomenon" by the Los Angeles Times, pianist Stewart Goodyear is a concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, and composer. He will be performing selections from The Nutcracker to lead into the Christmas week 



Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 4:00PM

A Christmas Carol Community Play Reading

Lovers of A Christmas Carol can take part in a unique telling of Charles Dickens’ classic story, along with choral carol singing with McCarter’s A Christmas Carol Community Play Reading. It is free and “stars” the community itself, as readers and audience members — both are needed!


Bard at the Gate

A simple glance at plays that are ground-breaking: plays that were too ambitious, too quirky, and too smart to be contained.

Strong scripts. Raw talent. New audiences. New Bards.


The Manic Monologues

In collaboration with Princeton University Health Services, The 24 Hour Plays, and Innovations in Socially Distant Performance at the Lewis Center for the Arts.

Take a journey through the minds and voices of people who bravely share the way mental illness has affected their lives, performed by a celebrated cast of actors – enhanced by interactive design and technology.


Fireside Chats

Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen hosts a new web series! Keeping social distance, we've invited a few guests from our community to join us in conversation on McCarter's front lawn. Tune-in each week as she interviews inspiring students, Pulitzer Prize-winners, local business owners, and everyone in between.

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Drama League Stage Directing Fellowship

McCarter has partnered with The Drama League to offer a two-year experience for early-career stage directors, supported by an unprecedented $100, 000 scholarship prize per recipient, health care insurance reimbursement, and a wide range of unparalleled opportunities.