On behalf of everyone at McCarter Theater, we would like to thank the community for the incredible support and generosity we experienced during our annual production of “A Christmas Carol.”
We were delighted to welcome more than 28,000 people to see this show. Many in our audience experienced live theater for the first time, and others have made “A Christmas Carol” an annual holiday tradition. In addition to our regular performances, we offered five student matinees and shared Scrooge’s story with 4,800 children from area schools.
In addition to our generous corporate sponsors, Bank of America and McCarter and English, many local businesses joined in the spirit with special menus, drinks, offers, and promotions. These partnerships helped create holiday memories for families who often come to see “A Christmas Carol” and spend the entire day in Princeton. We are grateful to Bloomberg, Dinky Bar & Kitchen, Jammin’ Crepes, Nassau Inn, Morven Museum & Garden, Palmer Square Management, the Princeton Public Library, Princeton University Grounds, Small World Coffee, Tico’s Eatery & Juice Bar, and Triumph Brewing for their partnership.
This season’s production also marked the first time McCarter has produced a sensory-friendly performance of “A Christmas Carol.” On December 28 we welcomed 900 attendees to a specially modified performance for children on the autism spectrum and their families. They experienced the magic of live performance in a judgement-free zone, complete with specially trained ushers, fidgets, calming areas, and other features. Thanks to the Karma Foundation, Jazams, and many volunteers for helping bring this idea to fruition.
Finally, we would like to that the entire cast, crew, and community ensemble members for being such willing partners in this endeavor.
— Emily Mann & Mike Rosenberg