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McCarter Theatre Center

91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Ranked #4 of 24 attractions in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
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Fords, New Jersey
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143 reviews 143 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

If you have not been down at the corner of Princeton where McCarter Theater is, you're missing a handsome area of Princeton. McCarter theater has expanded and grown, so the little theater on the hill has become quite the thing. But, if you look only at McCarter Theater only and don't turn around, to look across the cornered street, you'll... More

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I enjoyed a wonderful evening at the McCarter, ate dinner at the Cafe with a specialty cocktail, then attended the pre-performance discussion before the first of the Figaro Plays, The Barber of Seville. I did not know what to expect, but the whole experience exceeded my expectations.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We attended a concert in the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center and enjoyed the show immensely. They had food out after the show which was very nice and the artist was in the lobby to sell and sign CD's. The show was free but we weren't aware until we got there that you needed to reserve tickets (that... More

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Belmar, NJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Karen and I were in town for dinner and a play at McCarter Theater. Everyone should see the terrific Barber of Seville and or Marriage of Figaro there during April 2014. Consistently fine productions.

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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130 reviews 130 reviews
30 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This place has been renovated a few years ago and is physically attractive. Parking is sometimes an issue. All things considered, it is one of the best regional theaters in the country with an interesting mix of new, old, and avant garde productions. Personally I have a clear preference for some of the more traditional plays and shows. We have... More

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East Windsor, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

First the good... the Peking Acrobats show was fantastic. Very entertaining for the entire family and the theatre is small enough where all seats are good ones. The quality and range of events are improving (as others mention as well), pricing is reasonable and we (wife and I) had an overall enjoyable evening out. The bad... The area around the... More

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Morrisville, PA
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139 reviews 139 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This was our first visit to the McCarter Theatre to see A Christmas Carol. I have seen this play several times but this is by far the best production I have ever seen. I felt like I was at a Broadway show in NYC. It actually brought me to tears. I am looking forward to attending more plays at this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

I went to McCarter around the Christmas season to see the production of A Christmas Carol. I must say that I was impressed by the production. The play was directly from the original story. The cast was also very good. It was clear from the start that this was not some cheap, low quality production,but rather a high quality, well... More

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I'm a long-time season subscriber to the theater productions and there was a time when I considered not renewing. But this season has been a winner so far, and McCarter seems to be trying harder to reach out to patrons (regular talks before the show, and some special talks afterwards). Some shows have gone to NYC, others to other renown... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I have always been impressed with the quality of everything presented from children's show, to concerts (Ben Folds) special guests (Anthony Bourdain) to A Christmas Carol - which is still spectacular after seeing many performances.

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