A Christmas Carol Community Ensemble

We want you to become a member of the A Christmas Carol Community Ensemble in McCarter’s annual production of Dickens’ classic holiday tale. The Community Ensemble is made up of local performers—ages 14 and up*—who help bring the story to life. This enthusiastic group spills out into the lobbies before the show to welcome and engage with the audience and then performs alongside the professional acting company to fill the streets of London, dance with the Fezziwigs, carol at Scrooge’s doorstep, and bring Christmas cheer to every corner of the theater. The 2019 Community Ensemble will include a wide cross-section of the diverse and talented people from the communities that surround McCarter, people of all ages, physical abilities, races, genders, and levels of experience.

All are welcome! No experience or preparation required.


for people ages 14 & up* are scheduled for

Sunday, April 7
McCarter Theatre Center
Berlind Rehearsal Room
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ
4:00 – 5:30pm (Session 1)
6:00 – 7:30pm (Session 2)

Monday, April 8
The College of New Jersey—Center for the Arts
Kendall Hall, Don Evans Black Box Theatre
2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ
6:00 – 7:30pm

Friday, April 12
Mercer County Community College—James Kerney Campus
Community Room
102 North Broad Street, Trenton, NJ
6:00 – 7:30pm

Monday, April 15
Middlesex County Vo Tech High School—East Brunswick Campus
Theatre Auditorium
112 Rues Lane, East Brunswick, NJ
6:00 – 7:30pm


 All venues are accessible for persons who use mobility devices.


*Includes anyone who will turn 14 before December 31, 2019. 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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