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McCarter Theatre Center

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Excellent "A Christmas Carol" Performance

We just saw this year's adaptation of A Christmas Carol at the McCarter Theatre Center in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MLGibb
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Staten Island
Performances to suit every taste

Whether you're looking for music, theater, dance or something else, McCarter Theater is a... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
simone m
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed yesterday

We just saw this year's adaptation of A Christmas Carol at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton. This was our first visit to McCarter, it will not be our last. We were very pleased with the performance. It was definitely Broadway quality. We enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Whether you're looking for music, theater, dance or something else, McCarter Theater is a beautiful, accessible theater that offers excellent choices all year round. There is no bad seat in the house. A wonderful way place to support the arts!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank simone m
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I have attended many concerts (jazz, classical, folk) as well as plays at this venue. There are two theatres, both are intimate with good sight lines and acoustics. The programming is excellent. A Christmas Carol is a wonderful tradition to start or continue! Great restaurants...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Attended two shows this week and enjoyed them both. Seating in the orchestra is comfortable and all sight lines are excellent. Good acoustics made both concerts superb, though really the musicians did a great job. Looking forward to more concerts next season.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 176josej
Reviewed 16 May 2018

I have been many times for music and plays. The music is usually better than the plays. Also, the same acts tend to repeat, tends to be a bit conservative in who/what they book.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ellenmaryf
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Maria Schneider orchestra was great. Lovely setting for a beautiful performance. This theater is a jewel box with no bad seats and the acoustics are amazing.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

McCarter Theatre is one of the best regional theaters in the country! With its centrally situated location in beautiful Princeton, it is able to attract talent preparing for Broadway and Hollywood, all in a very accessible and comfortable setting. My 9 yr old daughter also...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ven K
Reviewed 8 February 2018

comfortable theatre and comfortable surroundings overall. University grounds are very impressive and make for a great visit by themselves. We saw 'Stones in my Pockets' which was excellent

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank CommercialBanker
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We really enjoyed the show ("Stones In His Pockets" at the Berlind Theater) with very talented actors, comfortable seating - a great view of the stage - and a delightful concession area. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The Parking Garage was free and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank OHBuckeye11
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Not sure how one of the most joyous theater events that I experienced maybe 10 times could have been transformed into something so so much less. Great parts of the play were removed (the epic dancing scene, the uproarious Fezziweg daughter science. ) and it...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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No, there's not a dress code. I'd say wear casual date-night clothes.
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As noted, the McCarter is a relatively small theater and all of the seats are good. I prefer on the aisle in orchestra but also like the first row of the balcony. The acting is always excellent in the plays, which are my... More
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Ticket prices vary with the play/event and performance selected. Range is varied as little as $25 for some plays/performances to about $60-$80 depending on day, seats selected, etc. McCarter Theatre Center has a great easy... More
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