A Christmas Carol

December 5-31, 2017

Venue Matthews Theatre
Advisory Age recommendation is 7+.
Run Time 2 hours (one intermission)
Opening Night December 9 - 7:30pm
Front Row Seating begins in row C (center) and row D (sides).


Talent packed and an adorable-child-filled sugarplum of a production

Philadelphia Inquirer

Stunning…a dream!


Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future and watch as our entire community—including 35 members from the greater Princeton area—bring this story to life around you! This exciting 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 McCarter tradition with your friends and entire family.

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Morven Holiday Happiness

Enjoy the magic of Morven Museum & Garden's "Festival of Trees." at a pre-theater cocktail reception. Afterwards stroll and carol your way over to McCarter for a 7:30pm performance of A Christmas Carol.


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