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.


for people ages 14 & up* are scheduled for


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.