From McCarter Theatre Center:

Princeton’s annual holiday tradition returns December 4 – 29 with a much-loved mix of expert storytelling, community connections, and theatrical magic.

McCarter Theatre Center is proud to announce the return of A Christmas Carol, directed by Adam Immerwahr. This family-friendly production runs December 4 – 29 in the Matthews Theatre. A popular annual event for families all across the region, McCarter Theatre Center’s production brings Charles Dickens’ timeless story of memory and redemption beyond the stage and out into the aisles and lobbies. Of special note this year is the addition of a sensory-sensitive relaxed performance on December 28 (details below).

About the Show
Ebenezer Scrooge (Greg Wood) is no fan of Christmas. He “bah humbugs” every glimmer of holiday happiness. Cheer is costly and good-will is bad for business. This Christmas, however, things are going to be a little different. This annual holiday tradition will usher you into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity Scrooge discovers.

McCarter’s version of Ebenezer Scrooge’s magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future combines period-specific music with 21st century design and special effects. Featuring a cast of professional actors joined by more than three dozen ensemble members chosen from the greater Princeton community, audiences will experience an immersive Dickensian environment from the opening of the theater doors to the final bows. Adults and children will meet characters and discover new surprises in the lobbies during the pre-show and enjoy a myriad of special effects and dance numbers on stage.

Since its publication in 1843, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has come to embody everything that is good and right about the human spirit – not only during the holidays, but throughout the year. Originally written in rebuttal of the squalid working conditions of child laborers in Industrial Age England, A Christmas Carol remains a heartwarming tale of redemption, hope, and love. McCarter’s latest reimagining of this annual tradition has been honored with acclaim by audiences and critics alike, praising the Community Ensemble, in particular.

Ticket Information and Performance Schedule

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol runs December 4 – 29 in the Matthews Theatre. Tickets start at $25 and are on sale
now online at, by phone at (609) 258-2787, or in person at the McCarter Ticket Office, located at 91 University Place in Princeton.