37th Annual Production of A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Directed by Henry Wishcamper
November 15 - December 28, 2014 (Opening Night is Sunday, November 23)

Director Henry Wishcamper and his 28-member all-Chicago cast—led by Larry Yando in his 7th turn as Ebenezer Scrooge—blends new magic with familiar moments in a production that has introduced nearly four generations of young people to theater. More than 1.2 million theatergoers have attended “the crown jewel of the holiday season” (Daily Herald) since the Goodman established it as an annual offering in 1977/1978—a time when only a handful of U.S. theaters mounted the production. Dickens’ 1843 classic is the iconic tale of greedy British businessman Ebenezer Scrooge, whose sizable bank account is only matched by his hatred of the holidays. One Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by four ghosts who take him on a spectacular adventure through his past, present and future, helping him rediscover the joys of life, love and friendship. Former cast members of the Goodman’s production include stage and screen notables Jessie Mueller, Del Close, Harry J. Lennix, Felicia P. Fields, Raul Esparza, Sally Murphy and Frank Galati. 

The Goodman dedicates the 2014 production to Robert Christen (1949-2014), its beloved Resident Lighting Designer who was the only artist to work on all 36 previous productions of A Christmas Carol, and is grateful for the generosity of its production sponsors. Fifth Third Bank is the Major Corporate Sponsor, PepsiCo is the Official Beverage Sponsor, Aon Corporation and KPMG LLP are the Corporate Sponsor Partners, and Chicago Tribune is the Media Partner.

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A Christmas Carol