"The most powerful and needed A Christmas Carol of our lifetimes."

Nov 20 - Dec 31, 2021 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission

Chicago's "perfect holiday treat for the family" (ABC-7) is back Home for the Holidays in its 44th annual production—following the popular 2020 Audio Adaptation, experienced by 100,000+ worldwide.

Experience the heartwarming story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s discovery of kindness, compassion and redemption—a must-see Chicago holiday tradition now in its fifth decade at Goodman Theatre, enjoyed by nearly two million theatergoers. “Topnotch performances, spirited song-and-dance numbers” (Newcity), “amazing sets, gorgeous costumes and eye-popping effects” (Chicago Reader) bring to life "the best Christmas story ever told” (Time Out Chicago).

Larry Yando returns for his 14th year as Ebenezer Scrooge—with Allen Gilmore stepping into the miserly businessman’s shoes for nine performances. View schedule below.

Scrooge Actor Schedule
  • Larry Yando plays the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for all performances except the following, where Allen Gilmore will be performing as Scrooge:

    Dec. 5 (6:30pm)
    Dec. 7 (7pm)
    Dec. 12 (6:30pm)
    Dec. 14 (7pm)
    Dec. 16 (2pm)
    Dec. 19 (6:30pm)
    Dec. 26 (2pm)
    Dec. 26 (6:30pm)
    Dec. 29 (2pm)

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. For more information contact the box office at 312.443.3800


Please note: Proof of vaccination (fourteen days after second dose for ages 12+; fourteen days after first dose for children 5 – 11) with an FDA or WHO-authorized vaccine is required for all guests. For unvaccinated children under 12 and other exceptions, a recent negative COVID-19 test will be accepted. Masks are required at all times while inside Goodman Theatre. Learn more GoodmanTheatre.org/Protocols.

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A Home for Joy

We are proud to welcome 1,400 first responders, frontline workers, and other local charitable organizations to experience the magic and joy of A Christmas Carol. Your gift today will help us share our home for joy this holiday season.


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

Group discounts for 15+ available for select performances. Email Groups@GoodmanTheatre.org for details.

Audience Feedback
  • Nobody does A Christmas Carol better than the Goodman!💥💖

    David R. via Facebook

  • [A Christmas Carol] makes me cry, happy tears.

    AudrainCasey via Facebook

  • A tradition we never get tired of.

    Katie W. via Facebook

Critical Praise
  • [A Christmas Carol has] “never felt more welcome."

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "Jessica Thebus has breathed new life into a beloved production...it's absolutely wonderful."

    - Splash Magazine

  • "One of the most beloved seasonal tales and a favorite holiday tradition...this year's show is once again a winner"

    - Northwest Indiana Times

  • "Larry Yando's Scrooge is an absolute joy to behold"

    - Chicago Theatre Review

  • 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

  • Terry Bell

    Terry Bell Ensemble

  • Grier Burke

    Grier Burke Turkey Child

  • 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

  • Gayatri Gadhvi

    Gayatri Gadhvi Tiny Tim

  • Allen Gilmore

    Allen Gilmore Scrooge Alternate

  • Cindy Gold

    Cindy Gold Mrs. Maud Fezziwig

  • Molly Hernández

    Molly Hernández Ensemble

  • Gregory Hirte

    Gregory Hirte Dick Wilkins

  • Susaan Jamshidi

    Susaan Jamshidi Mrs. Cratchit

  • Milla Liss

    Milla Liss Emily Cratchit Alternate

  • Andy Nagraj

    Andy Nagraj Abe

  • Rika Nishikawa

    Rika Nishikawa Belinda Cratchit

  • Maddi Ruhl

    Maddi Ruhl Musician

  • Malcolm Ruhl

    Malcolm Ruhl Music Director/Musician

  • Christopher Sheard

    Christopher Sheard Young Scrooge

  • Nelson H. Simmons

    Nelson H. Simmons Boy Scrooge/Peter Cratchit

  • Lucky Stiff

    Lucky Stiff Ghost of Christmas Past

  • Paris Strickland

    Paris Strickland Emily Cratchit

  • Bethany Thomas

    Bethany Thomas Ghost of Christmas Present

  • Penelope Walker

    Penelope Walker Crumb/Mrs. Alice Fezziwig

  • Andrew White

    Andrew White Narrator

  • Larry Yando

    Larry Yando Ebenezer Scrooge

  • Wai Yim

    Wai Yim School Master

  • Darren Hill

    Darren Hill Understudy

  • Gage Wallace

    Gage Wallace 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

  • Alden J. Vasquez

    Alden J. Vasquez Production Stage Manager

  • Kimberly Ann McCann

    Kimberly Ann McCann Stage Manager

  • Lauren Port

    Lauren Port Casting

  • Neena Arndt

    Neena Arndt Dramaturg


Join us for any of the following enhanced & accessible 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 11
12:30pm Touch Tour & 2pm Performance

American Sign Language Interpreted PerformanceAmerican Sign Language-Interpreted Performance
Friday, December 17 at 7:30pm

Open Caption Performance Open-Captioned Performance
Sunday, December 19 at 2pm

Spanish Caption Spanish-Captioned Performance
Sunday, December 19 at 6:30pm
Mas Información

Sensory-Friendly Performance
Sunday, December 26 at 2pm

Use promo SENSORY to unlock the performance online, 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 2021/2022 Season will not have access to the stage due to current health and safety protocols, but will feature alternate pre-show sensory introductions.

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