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

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

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).

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

  • #AChristmasCarol at the Goodman Theatre never gets old!

    @jordan.s.lindley via Instagram

  • My first time seeing A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre, It’s so magical! 😭❤️

    @Jessica_Cabe 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

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

    - Newcity

  • "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

  • "the best parts of theatreーbrilliant acting, gorgeous design work, the overall feeling of magicーnot only remain, but shine brighter than ever."

    - Splash Magazine

  • 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

Recommended Reads
  • Larry Yando

    Op-ed: I play Scrooge. Sometimes my work stays with me long after the curtain drops.

    Larry Yando, Chicago Tribune

    “Do you spend the holidays under a dark cloud because you play such a mean character every night on stage?” Larry Yando, Ebenezer Scrooge for the past 14 years, answers the common questions he gets asked year after year—and discusses how his role in A Christmas Carol impacts his life on and off-stage.



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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