Nov 18 - Dec 31, 2017
Approximate running time:
2 hours and 20 minutes including one intermission
"Tugs at all the right heartstrings." – Chicago Tribune
Meet 2017's Tiny Tim, Paris Strickland
Blackhawks Night at A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol Spreads Holiday Cheer to Audiences
The Cratchit Family Sings "Humble Cot"
Audiences React to A Christmas Carol
Audiences Share Why They Love A Christmas Carol
Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol, Chicago's favorite holiday tradition, celebrates its 40th anniversary!
Share the joy and holiday magic as Goodman Theatre celebrates 40 years of A Christmas Carol in Chicago! This heartwarming tradition dazzles with glorious music and spectacular stagecraft — enchanting audiences with Scrooge’s discovery of kindness and compassion. After four decades and 1.5 million visitors, A Christmas Carol remains “the crown jewel of the holiday season” (Daily Herald) and “the best show to get at the true meaning of Christmas” (The Daily Southtown).
Group savings available for 15+. For info contact Groups@GoodmanTheatre.org.
New this Year—Looking for the Ultimate Christmas Carol experience? Check out our Ultimate Anniversary Package. Get Premium seating and access to the Goodman Lounge + a special holiday gift! Learn more >>
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Joe Foust (Jacob Marley) and Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) in A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper.
Ali Burch (Frida) in A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper.
Breon Arzell (Dick Wilkins), Kareem Bandealy (Young Scrooge), Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) and Jonah D. Winston (Mr. Fezziwig) in A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper.
Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) in A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper.
Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) and Ron E. Rains (Bob Cratchit) in A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper.
Lisa Gaye Dixon (Ghost of Christmas Present) and Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) in A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper.
Rone E. Rains (Bob Cratchit), Paris Strickland (Tiny Tim), Margaret Chong (Emily Cratchit), Aaron Stone (Peter Cratchit), Ariana Burks (Martha Cratchit), Larry Yando (Ebnezer Scrooge), Andrea Crisp (Belinda Cratchit), Kei (Kei Cratchit) and Michele Vazquez (Mrs. Cratchit) in A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper.
Molly Brennan (Undertaker), Cameron Goode, Joe Foust (Old Joe), Kei, Meighan Gerachis (Charwoman) and Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) in A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper.
"Marley was dead: to begin with." With those words, on November 28, 1978 actor Val Bettin launched what would become one of Chicago's most enduring theatrical traditions: Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol. The inaugural production, directed by Tony Mockus, featured William J. Norris as Scrooge and Bettin as Charles Dickens, acting for several years as the story's narrator.
Long before the first snowflake falls on our marquee, Goodman Theatre's staff begin the year-long preparations for the most anticipated show of the year-Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. A Photo Project with Frank Ishman
As we approached the 40th Anniversary of A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre, we were curious to hear the multitude of ways the show has touched audiences over the years.
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