In celebration of our 35th anniversary production of A Christmas Carol we asked our patrons to send us their favorite, funniest and most heartwarming memories of the holiday classic. As always, they came through—and below is the first in a series of posts we’ll run throughout the month sharing responses. Enjoy! And send your favorite Christmas Carol memories to ENews@GoodmanTheatre.org.
My parents took my sister and me to see A Christmas Carol every year growing up. As suburban kids, it was such a treat to get all dressed up and go downtown as a family. We were amazed by the actors walking around in the crowd after the show. I'll never forget those moments—or the kiddie cocktails at Petterino’s! —Christie
One year, Scrooge returned the candlestick holders to Cratchit at the end. It was a silent moment but my heart exploded from the sentiment and magic.
The first time I went, I took my son when he was three and when Jacob Marley's ghost appeared, he was out of there. For the last four years I have been taking my granddaughter who is nine and this is the first year for her little brother, who is five. We will all be accompanied by their uncle who is 22 and hopefully won't be frightened by Jacob Marley! —Andre
My family and I have been coming to A Christmas Carol for as long as I can remember! It's honestly one of my very favorite things to do around the holidays. I get to spend time with all of my cousins and family members and have a blast! This year we are bringing a family that is struggling at this time with us to enjoy our tradition! So hopefully we will get to keep this great tradition up! —Meghan
Did these spark a Carol memory for you? Send to ENews@GoodmanTheatre.org.