45 Years of Holiday Magic

Nov 19 - Dec 31, 2022 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 20 minutes with one intermission

Experience the "perfect Chicago holiday tradition" (Chicago Parent) that has delighted nearly two million theatergoers—Goodman Theatre’s A Christmas Carol. With its "first-rate cast and marvelous staging (that) shines merry and bright" (Chicago Sun-Times), this must-see annual production has enchanted audiences for more than four decades. Larry Yando returns for his 15th season as the miserly Scrooge in this "beautiful, timeless message of generosity’s triumph over greed" (Chicago Tribune).

Larry Yando will be appearing in every performance as Scrooge with the exception of those listed below.

Scrooge Actor Schedule
  • The role of Ebenezer Scrooge will be performed by Austin Tichenor at the following performances:

    Dec. 1 (11am)
    Dec. 4 (7pm)
    Dec. 7 (11am)
    Dec. 11 (7pm)
    Dec. 14 (12pm)
    Dec. 14 (7pm)
    Dec. 18 (7pm)
    Dec. 26 (2pm)
    Dec. 26 (7pm)

A Christmas Carol is appropriate for ages 6 and up. The production contains loud noises, bright lights, and images that may frighten very young children. Children under 5 are not permitted in the theater. For more information contact the box office at 312.443.3800


Please Note: Masks are currently recommended, but not required, while in the theater. Policies may change based on prevailing medical guidance. Learn more about Goodman’s current Health and Safety Protocols at GoodmanTheatre.org/Protocols.

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Groups of 15+ can get discounted tickets now. Email Groups@GoodmanTheatre.org for more information.


Contact the box office at 312.443.3800 (12noon - 5pm, daily).

Critical Praise
  • "A Christmas Carol is well worth a visit for its warmhearted, uplifting message and excellent cast."

    - Chicago Tribune


    - Chicago Sun-Times


    - Chicago Theatre Review

  • "unlike anything I could’ve imagined...this production does something extraordinary"

    - Newcity

  • "It is a gift from the Goodman to us. Experience it for yourself. You will not be disappointed."

    - BroadwayWorld

  • "Yando protrays [Scrooge's] journey with profound depth...and his childlike joy at the end is as cathartic as ever"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "a joy to watch...[it] gave me renewed hope."

    - BroadwayWorld

  • "There is so much to love about Goodman’s Christmas Carol"

    - Newcity

  • "In its 45th year, there’s no better choice. A must-see at this time of year. Do not miss it!"

    - Chicago Theatre Review

Audience Feedback
  • Great show. I look forward to seeing it every year.

    Carol V. via Facebook

  • A perennial favorite of mine since childhood! 

    @patarnold826 via Instagram

  • What a fantastic show! Everything was top notch.

    Yvonne M. via Facebook

  • This is definitely a must see 💖💖

    @suprstr40 via Instagram

  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens Playwright

  • Tom Creamer

    Tom Creamer Adapter

  • Jessica Thebus

    Jessica Thebus Director

  • Justin Amolsch

    Justin Amolsch Musician

  • Kareem Bandealy

    Kareem Bandealy Jacob Marley

  • Dee Dee Batteast

    Dee Dee Batteast Frida

  • Jayson Brooks

    Jayson Brooks Abe

  • Ariana Burks

    Ariana Burks Fan/Martha Cratchit

  • Thomas J. Cox

    Thomas J. Cox Bob Cratchit

  • Amira Danan

    Amira Danan Belle

  • William Dick

    William Dick Ortle/Old Joe

  • Cindy Gold

    Cindy Gold Mrs. Maud Fezziwig

  • Amir Henderson

    Amir Henderson Turkey Child

  • Gregory Hirte

    Gregory Hirte Dick Wilkins

  • Susaan Jamshidi

    Susaan Jamshidi Mrs. Cratchit

  • Presley Rose Jones

    Presley Rose Jones Emily Cratchit

  • Vikram Konkimalla

    Vikram Konkimalla Tiny Tim

  • Daniel José Molina

    Daniel José Molina Young Scrooge

  • Rika Nishikawa

    Rika Nishikawa Belinda Cratchit

  • Alexander Quiñones

    Alexander Quiñones Ensemble

  • Delin Ruhl

    Delin Ruhl Musician

  • Malcolm Ruhl

    Malcolm Ruhl Music Director/Musician

  • Karla Serrato

    Karla Serrato Ensemble

  • Jalen Smith

    Jalen Smith Boy Scrooge

  • Lucky Stiff

    Lucky Stiff Ghost of Christmas Past

  • Bethany Thomas

    Bethany Thomas Ghost of Christmas Present

  • Austin Tichenor

    Austin Tichenor Scrooge Alternate

  • Penelope Walker

    Penelope Walker Mrs. Alice Fezziwig

  • Andrew White

    Andrew White Narrator

  • Larry Yando

    Larry Yando Ebenezer Scrooge

  • Wai Yim

    Wai Yim School Master

  • Molly Bunder

    Molly Bunder Understudy

  • Sam Hyson

    Sam Hyson Understudy

  • Tim Kidwell

    Tim Kidwell Understudy

  • Loren Jones

    Loren Jones Understudy

  • Andrew Hansen

    Andrew Hansen Composer

  • Tommy Rapley

    Tommy Rapley Choreographer

  • Todd Rosenthal

    Todd Rosenthal Set Designer

  • Heidi Sue McMath

    Heidi Sue McMath Costume Designer

  • Keith Parham

    Keith Parham Lighting Designer

  • Richard Woodbury

    Richard Woodbury Sound Designer

  • Kimberly Ann McCann

    Kimberly Ann McCann Production Stage Manager

  • Jennifer Gregory

    Jennifer Gregory Stage Manager

  • Lauren Port

    Lauren Port Casting

  • Rachael Jimenez

    Rachael Jimenez Casting

  • Neena Arndt

    Neena Arndt Dramaturg

  • Sammi Grant

    Sammi Grant Dialect Coach

  • Tor Campbell

    Tor Campbell Assistant Director

  • Brian Elston

    Brian Elston Assoc. Lighting Designer

  • Madeleine Reid

    Madeleine Reid Asst. Lighting Designer

Recommended Reads
  • Larry Yando, The Chicago Sun-Times

    Actor Larry Yando truly knows what it means to be a Scrooge

    Catey Sullivan, Chicago Sun-Times

    In the 45 years since the Goodman Theatre premiered its annual staging of A Christmas Carol, one Ebenezer Scrooge has dominated the seasonal tradition. This year marks the 15th year actor Larry Yando brandishes the “bah humbugs” of Charles Dickens’ infamous miser...


  • Larry Yando

    Speaking with “Scrooge”

    An Interview with Larry Yando

    "Lear. Roy Cohn in Angels in America. Scar in The Lion King. Is there any part Larry Yando hasn’t played? It’s hard to think so. One of Chicago’s busiest actors, Yando has taken on all kinds of roles since earning his M.A. at DePaul University in the 1980s..."


  • Jessica Thebus

    Past and Present

    Q & A with Jessica Thebus

    "As she steps into her third season directing the beloved holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol, Chicago artist Jessica Thebus opens up about her own Christmas traditions and her first encounter with Dicken’s magical story of redemption..."


Special Events
Enhanced Performances

Join us for any of the following accessible & enhanced performances.

Questions? Please contact 312.443.3800 (voice), 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD) or email Access@GoodmanTheatre.org.

Touch Tour and Audio Described performanceTouch Tour* and Audio-Described Performance
Saturday, December 10
12:30pm Touch Tour & 2pm Performance
Use code AUDIO for $35 tickets

American Sign Language Interpreted PerformanceAmerican Sign Language-Interpreted Performance
Friday, December 16 at 7:30pm
Use code SIGN for $35 tickets

Open Caption Performance Open-Captioned Performance
Sunday, December 18 at 2pm
Use code OPEN for $35 tickets

Spanish Caption Spanish Subtitles Performance
Sunday, December 18 at 7pm
Use code SPANISH for $35 tickets

Sensory-Friendly Performance
Wednesday, December 14 at 7pm

Use promo SENSORY online to unlock discounted $15, $25 or $35 tickets for the performance, or call the box office at 312.443.3800 (voice) or 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD). Learn more about our Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed Performances.

*Touch Tours for the 2022/2023 Season will not have access to the stage due to current health and safety protocols, but will feature alternate pre-show sensory introductions.

Learn More About Accessible & Enhanced Performances for A Christmas Carol


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