January 8, 2019

McCarter Thanks Volunteers, Sponsors, Others For Support During “A Christmas Carol”

To the Editor:

On behalf of everyone at McCarter Theatre Center, we would like to thank the community for the incredible outpouring of support and generosity that we experienced during the run of our annual production of A Christmas Carol.

We were delighted to welcome over 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 holiday spirit with special menus, drinks, offers, and promotions to our patrons. These partnerships helped create wonderful holiday memories for families who often come to see A Christmas Carol and spend the entire day in Princeton, sharing a meal and our beautiful town with family and friends. We are grateful to Bloomberg, The Dinky Bar & Kitchen, Jammin’ Crepes, The 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 Company 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 where they experienced the magic of live performance in a judgment-free zone, complete with specially-trained ushers, fidgets, calming areas, and other special features. Thanks to the Karma Foundation, JaZams, and an army of volunteers for helping us 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, Artistic Director

Mike Rosenberg, Managing Director

McCarter Theatre Center