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A Christmas carol: young performer auditions

saturday, september 23

8:30AM – Registration Begins in the Goodman Theatre Lobby (170 N. Dearborn St)
10:30AM –
Registration Ends

The Goodman Theatre is seeking aspiring Chicagoland actors aged 5-17 for the 46th annual production of A Christmas Carol! Goodman Theatre welcomes actors of all races, ethnicity, national origin, religion, mental and physical abilities, sexual/affectional orientation, gender and its expression.

Young performers (ages 5-17 only, no exceptions!) wishing to audition for this production should prepare the following materials:

  • One minute or less poem or monologue, which should be memorized
  • One verse of a song (preferably a traditional holiday song or Christmas carol) to be sung a capella (no piano or accompaniment will be provided)
  • A photo and resume or list of previous theatrical experience and training (theatre experience is not required to audition)

Young performers should come to the Goodman Theatre at 8:30 AM to register for an audition time on a first come, first served basis; Registration will end at 10:30 AM sharp. Auditions will begin at 9:00AM and are estimated to end at 2:00PM. NO NEED TO SCHEDULE AUDITION APPOINTMENTS – this is an open call with same day registration only.
Should your child have specific needs or you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email the casting office at Please note, our audition space is accessible.

Production dates for A CHRISTMAS CAROL are as follows:


First Rehearsal: 10/24/23

First Tech: 11/14/23

First Preview: 11/18/23

Opening Night: 11/26/23

Closing Performance 12/31/23

No Possible Extension


Phone: 312.443.3800
TTY/TDD: 312.443.3829
Group Sales: 312.443.3815

Open Daily, 12noon – 5pm.

On days with performances, the Box Office walk-up window is open one half-hour after curtain time.