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McCarter Theatre Center

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Address: 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone Number: 609-258-2787
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Went to see Mary Chapin Carpenter, Princeton native. Gorgeous facade, looks like a medieval castle. Welcoming ticket takers, a bar on each side in the lobby and very nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Marlboro, New Jersey
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Marlboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went to see Mary Chapin Carpenter, Princeton native. Gorgeous facade, looks like a medieval castle. Welcoming ticket takers, a bar on each side in the lobby and very nice bathrooms. Not a bad seat in the house although we prefer first row balcony. Reasonably priced tickets. Definitely will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Always a wonderful experience. First class theater, as close to Broadway as you can get without traveling to New York City. Just recently saw "Baskerville" at the Theater and it was a wonderful event. Additionally, there is wine and food available at intermission and the facilities within the theater are beautiful. All of this is set in the middle of... More 

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A lovely theater to see shows. I've been to about 10 here so far - all very enjoyable. The theater is small so every seat in the house is good. Ticket prices are reasonable.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The McCarter Theater always puts on a top notch theatrical experience. This play, Baskerville, based on Sherlock Holmes, was great fun and highly creative. We've seen many great plays at the McCarter and it is easily accessible.

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Princeton, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is the 6th year we've purchased season tickets. Some years (early on) were not so great. But recently, we've been really enjoying the productions. The writing and acting are brilliant and certainly offer a new perspective on old traditional pieces. And if not all are to your liking, the prices are so reasonable that you can "gift your tickets"... More 

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Randolph, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Fast-paced treatment of the classic Holmes with 5 very busy actors. Great venue especially for the special effects used.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Baskerville was one of the best shows we have seen at the McCarter Theater and we attend at least 3 shows each season. It was incredibly entertaining and the acting was phenomenal! The theater is intimate (not too big), we had great seats, and it beats going into a major metro area for ease of access and parking. This is... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Went to see the play "Baskerville" last week. I've been here before and it's a nice theater to see a play. Good sight lines and acoustics. While you're here, walk around the town, have lunch or dinner and just enjoy the ambience of the place.

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New Jersey
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

this was our first time at the theater to watch Ken Ludwig's Baskerville. The theater is small and intimate so you can pretty much see from anywhere. Free parking available with indoor garage about 5 minutes walk. the show was well done. It was convenient to get to, no need to hunt for parking, plenty of eateries nearby, it was... More 

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We've been subscribers to Pride Night at McCarter for more than ten years and have seen every production. We've also been subscribers to George Street Playhouse which I use for comparison. McCarter's productions generally take more risks, but fail to hit the mark more often. Some are downright awful (we walked out of a production of Hamlet several years ago).... More 

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