A Christmas Carol Community Ensemble

McCarter’s annual tradition of A Christmas Carol now includes a Community Ensemble made up of local performers—ages 14 and up*—who help bring the story to life. This enthusiastic group performs alongside the professional acting company and fills the streets of London, dances with the Fezziwigs, carols at Scrooge’s doorstep, and brings Christmas cheer to every corner of the theater. The 2018 Community Ensemble will include a wide cross-section of the diverse and talented people from the communities that surround McCarter.

Info Sessions & Workshops

Want to learn more about how you can audition for the A Christmas Carol Community Ensemble? Come to an Info Session & Workshop near you to meet members of the McCarter staff who will share information on the creative team, talk about the auditions, play theater games, and answer questions about the Community Ensemble experience.

No appointments necessary; all are welcome! No experience or preparation required. Attending an Info Session is not a requirement to audition, but that it’s a great way to learn more about the audition process and the community ensemble experience.

Saturday, March 3
Grounds For Sculpture
Welcome Center Auditorium
80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ
11:00am – 12:00pm

Friday, March 9
Rider University Bart Luedeke Center, Studio 14 (Ground Floor)
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ
7:00 – 8:00pm

Wednesday, March 21
Hightstown Elks Lodge 1955
110 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, NJ
7:00 – 8:00pm

Monday, March 26
Passage Theatre, Mill Hill Playhouse
205 E. Front Street, Trenton, NJ
5:30 – 6:30pm

Auditions

for people ages 14 & up* are scheduled for

Tuesday, April 3
Passage Theatre, Mill Hill Playhouse
205 E. Front Street, Trenton, NJ
5:30 – 7:00pm

Saturday, April 21
Playhouse 22 Community Room
East Brunswick Community Arts Center
721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ
11:00am – 12:30pm

Thursday, April 26
Rider University Bart Luedeke Center, Studio 14 (Ground Floor)
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ
7:00 – 8:30pm

Tuesday, May 1
McCarter Theatre Berlind Rehearsal Room
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ
6:00 – 7:30pm (Session 1)
8:00 – 9:30pm (Session 2)

*Includes anyone who will turn 14 before December 31, 2018. Auditions for children ages 5 to 13 will be held in the fall.

Browse through our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the community ensemble.

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Most venues are accessible for persons who use mobility devices. Please contact casting@mccarter.org for additional information.