A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
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November 17 - December 29, 2012 In the Albert
Approximate running time: 2 hours

  • There is just no humbug about it”— Chicago Sun-Times
  • Big-hearted”— Chicago Tribune
  • Glorious”— Chicago Sun-Times
  • Incomparable magic”— Chicago Sun-Times
  • One must have a heart of stone not to be entertained”— Chicago Reader
  • This…tradition has somehow managed to grow brighter and more affecting with every season”— Chicago Sun-Times

Please note: Tickets are now sold out for the remaining performances of A Christmas Carol. We hope to see you next year!

Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption comes to life in an enchanting 35th anniversary production that promises more magic and merriment than ever before. Join us as we celebrate three and a half decades of the beloved holiday tradition, and experience the electrifying arrival of the ghosts, the jubilant musical numbers, the “Bah Humbugs” and Scrooge’s joyful discovery of life and love.

We invite you to invest in A Christmas Carol, treasuring its past, celebrating its present and ensuring its future. Plus enjoy the many benefits designed to enhance your holiday experience.

  • 35 Years of A Christmas Carol
    Since 1978 Chicagoans have enjoyed A Christmas Carol here at the Goodman. To celebrate our 35th anniversary we compiled a look back at three and a half decades of holiday magic. Enjoy!

  • The Making of A Christmas Carol: 35th Anniversary Edition
    Get a glimpse into the making of A Christmas Carol during our 35th anniversary!

  • Audiences Make A Christmas Carol a Holiday Tradition
    Hear why audiences come to see this holiday classic year after year.

  • Experience A Christmas Carol
    Join us for all the magic our 35th anniversary production has to offer!

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  • A Christmas Carol Rehearsal Photos
    Director Steve Scott in rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Rehearsal Photos
    Larry Yando (Scrooge) and Penelope Walker (Ghost of Christmas Present) in rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Rehearsal Photos
    Matthew Abraham (Tiny Tim) and Ron Rains (Bob Cratchit) in rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Rehearsal Photos
    Director Steve Scott and Tania Richard (Mrs. Cratchit) in rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Rehearsal Photos
    Larry Yando takes on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for the fifth time in Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Rehearsal Photos
    Penelope Walker (Ghost of Christmas Present) in rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Rehearsal Photos
    (left to right) Francesca Mereu (Emily Cratchit), Matthew Abraham (Tiny Tim), Ron Rains (Bob Cratchit), Michael Saguto (Peter/Boy Scrooge) and Ariana D. Burks (Belinda Cratchit) in rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Rehearsal Photos
    Tania Richard (Mrs. Cratchit) and Francesca Mereu (Emily Cratchit) in rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Rehearsal Photos
    Melanie Brezill (Martha Cratchit) and Francesca Mereu (Emily Cratchit) in rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Rehearsal Photos
    Matthew Abraham (Tiny Tim) in rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Rehearsal Photos
    Michael Saguto (Peter/Boy Scrooge) and Ariana D. Burks (Belinda Cratchit) in rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Rehearsal Photos
    Francesca Mereu (Emily Cratchit) in rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Rehearsal Photos
    Musicians Justin Amolsch, Claire Wellin, Malcolm Ruhl and Greg Hirte in rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Rehearsal Photos
    (left to right) Tania Richard (Mrs. Cratchit), Ariana D. Burks (Belinda Cratchit), Francesca Mereu (Emily Cratchit), Nora Fiffer (Belle), Michael Saguto (Peter/Boy Scrooge) and Greg Hirte (Musician) in rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Rehearsal Photos
    Joe Foust (Ghost of Jacob Marley/Chestnut Seller) and Rashaad Hall (Dick Wilkins/Tree Seller) in rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Rehearsal Photos
    Michael Lindner (Mr. Fezziwig/Poulterer) in rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Rehearsal Photos
    Rashaad Hall (Dick Wilkins/Tree Seller), Anish Jethmalani (Mr. Ortle), Patricia Lavery (Miss Crumb) and Greg Hirte (Musician/Mr. Spinet) in rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Rehearsal Photos
    Dana Cruz (Abby) and Ted Hoerl (Percy/Undertaker) in rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Rehearsal Photos
    Patricia Lavery (Miss Crumb) and Jordan Brown (Young Scrooge) in rehearsal for Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Production Photos
    Scrooge (Larry Yando) and Tiny Tim Cratchit (Matthew Abraham) in Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Production Photos
    (left to right) Patricia Lavery, Rashaad Hall, Jordan Brown (Scrooge as a Young Man), Ora Jones (Mrs. Fezziwig), Michael Lindner (Mr. Fezziwig), Ron Rains and Nora Fiffer (Belle) in Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Production Photos
    (left to right) Dana Cruz, Larry Yando (Scrooge), Michael Saguto, Scott Stangland, Ariana D. Burks, Ora Jones (Mrs. Fezziwig), Oscar Vasquez, Michael Lindner (Mr. Fezziwig) and Francesca Mereu in Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Production Photos
    Belle (Nora Fiffer) and Scrooge as a young man (Jordan Brown) share a moment in the past while Scrooge (Larry Yando) looks on in Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Production Photos
    (left to right) Ted Hoerl, Patricia Lavery, Anish Jethmalani, Justin Amolsch, Ora Jones and Claire Wellin are guests at Fred's Christmas party in Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Production Photos
    Larry Yando in his fifth turn as Scrooge in Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Production Photos
    Scrooge (Larry Yando) and Bob Cratchit (Ron Rains) in Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Production Photos
    Ron Rains as Bob Cratchit in Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Production Photos
    Scrooge (Larry Yando) encounters the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley (Joe Foust) in Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Production Photos
    Elizabeth Ledo as the Ghost of Christmas Past in Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Production Photos
    Penelope Walker as the Ghost of Christmas Present in Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Production Photos
    (left to right) Ron Rains (Bob Cratchit), Matthew Abraham (Tiny Tim Cratchit), Michael Saguto (Peter Cratchit), Melanie Brezill (Martha Cratchit), Tania Richard (Mrs. Cratchit), Ariana D. Burks (Belinda Cratchit) and Francesca Mereu (Emily Cratchit) in Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

  • A Christmas Carol Production Photos
    Demetrios Troy as Scrooge’s nephew Fred in Goodman Theatre's 35th annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

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