McCarter Theater announces casting information for ‘A Christmas Carol’

Members of the 2016 Community Ensemble. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

For the second year of the new production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” McCarter Theatre will be searching for local actors to take part in the production.

The community ensemble is made up of local performers ages 14 and up who help bring the story to life. The group performs alongside the professional acting company, filling the streets of London, dancing with the Fezziwigs, caroling at Scrooge’s doorstep, and bringing Christmas cheer to every corner of the theater.

The 2017 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.​ The spring auditions are for anyone who will turn 14 before December 31, 2017. Auditions for children ages 5 to 13 will be held in the fall.

At each casting information session, McCarter staff will introduce team members, talk about
the auditions, play theater games, and answer questions. All are welcome, and no experience or
preparation required.​

Information session dates, times and locations:

Wednesday, Feb. 22​
Princeton Public Library Community Room
65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ
5:30 – 6:30pm (Session 1)
7:00 – 8:00pm (Session 2)

Thursday, February 23​
Trenton Central High School Visual and Performing Arts Campus
544 Chestnut Avenue, Trenton, NJ
4:00 – 5:00pm (Session 1)
5:30 – 6:30pm (Session 2)​

Friday, March 3​
The Villagers Theatre Black Box
475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ
7:00 – 8:00pm

Saturday, March 4​
Hamilton Area YMCA (JKR Branch) Studios
1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton, NJ
1:00 – 2:00pm ​

Saturday, March 18​
1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ
10:00 – 11:00am

Wednesday, March 22​
Hightstown Elks Lodge 1955
110 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ
7:00 – 8:00pm

Audition dates for people ages 14 & up:
Saturday, April 1​
New Hope-Solebury High School Theater
182 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA​
10:00 – 11:30am

Tuesday, April 4​
Rider University Bart Luedeke Center Theater
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ
7:00 – 8:30pm

Wednesday, April 5​
Trenton Central High School Visual and Performing Arts Campus​
544 Chestnut Avenue, Trenton, NJ
5:30 – 7:00pm

Monday, April 24​
McCarter Theatre Matthews Stage
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ
6:00 – 7:30pm (Session 1)
7:30 – 9:00pm (Session 2)

Friday, April 28​
The Villagers Theatre Black Box
475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ
6:00 – 7:30pm (Session 1)
7:15 – 8:45pm (Session 2)​

More information on A Christmas Carol Community Ensemble casting is available at