A "timeless message of generosity's triumph over greed."
– Chicago Tribune

November 16 - December 29, 2019 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 20 minutes with one intermission

Don't miss the "perfect holiday treat for the family" (ABC-7).

Goodman Theatre’s classic A Christmas Carol is the heartwarming story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s discovery of kindness, compassion and redemption—a must-see Chicago holiday tradition enjoyed by 1.5 million theatergoers for over four decades. “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).

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Critical Praise
  • A "beautiful, timeless message of generosity’s triumph over greed"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • “The crown jewel of the holiday season”

    - Daily Herald

  • "A beloved holiday tradition"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • “A magical night of holiday theater”

    - Chicago Parent

  • “Every Chicagoan owes it to him/herself to see the Goodman “Carol” at least once”

    - Chicago Tribune

  • “amazing sets, gorgeous costumes, and eye-popping lighting effects”

    - Chicago Reader

  • “It would be difficult to leave the theater unpossessed by joy, goodwill and generosity”

    - Newcity

  • "Tugs at all the right heartstrings"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • “Still the best Christmas story ever told"

    - Time Out Chicago

  • “This beautiful show is sheer Christmas joy for the soul”

    - Chicago Parent

  • “The gift that keeps on giving”

    - Newcity

  • "a must-see Chicago holiday tradition"

    - Splash Magazine

  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens Author

  • Tom Creamer

    Tom Creamer Adapter

  • Henry Wishcamper

    Henry Wishcamper Director

  • Asher Alcantara

    Asher Alcantara Boy Scrooge/ Peter Cratchit

  • Justin Amolsch

    Justin Amolsch Musician, French Horn

  • Breon Arzell

    Breon Arzell Dick Wilkins/ Ghost of Christmas Future

  • Kareem Bandealy

    Kareem Bandealy Narrator/ Jacob Marley

  • Jasmine Bracey

    Jasmine Bracey Ghost of Christmas Present

  • Molly Brennan

    Molly Brennan Ghost of Christmas Past

  • Ali Burch

    Ali Burch Frida

  • Thomas J. Cox

    Thomas J. Cox Bob Cratchit

  • Allen Gilmore

    Allen Gilmore Scrooge Alternate

  • Susaan Jamshidi

    Susaan Jamshidi Mrs. Cratchit/ Ortle

  • Jillian-Giselle

    Jillian-Giselle Emily Cratchit

  • Philip Earl Johnson

    Philip Earl Johnson Old Joe/ Schoolmaster

  • Isabel Kaegi

    Isabel Kaegi Belinda Cratchit

  • Vikram Konkimalla

    Vikram Konkimalla Tiny Tim Alternate

  • Kristen Magee

    Kristen Magee Belle

  • Maddi Ruhl

    Maddi Ruhl Musician, Flutist

  • Malcolm Ruhl

    Malcolm Ruhl Music Director/ Accordion

  • Christopher Sheard

    Christopher Sheard Young Scrooge

  • Nelson H. Simmons

    Nelson H. Simmons Turkey Child

  • Hannah Starr

    Hannah Starr Martha Cratchit/ Fan

  • Paris Strickland

    Paris Strickland Tiny Tim

  • Alison Tatum

    Alison Tatum Musician, Fiddler

  • Penelope Walker

    Penelope Walker Mrs. Fezziwig/ Mrs. Crumb

  • Jonah D. Winston

    Jonah D. Winston Mr. Fezziwig

  • Larry Yando

    Larry Yando Ebenezer Scrooge

  • 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 Vasquez

    Alden Vasquez Production Stage Manager

  • Kimberly Ann McCann

    Kimberly Ann McCann Stage Manager

  • Adam Belcuore

    Adam Belcuore Casting

  • Kate DeVore

    Kate DeVore Dialect Coach

Enhanced Performances

Join us for any of the following accessible and enhanced performances.

The Goodman is proud to offer an inclusive range of programs that help make performances accessible to all audiences, including enhanced performances, accessible seating, braille and large print programs, complimentary Assistive Listening Devices and complimentary tickets for Personal Care Assistants and professional caregivers.

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 7
12:30pm Touch Tour & 2pm Performance


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Reservations for the touch tour are available at check-out for no additional charge. For more information, please call the Box Office or email Access@GoodmanTheatre.org.

American Sign Language Interpreted PerformanceAmerican Sign Language-Interpreted Performance
Saturday, December 14 at 2pm

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Open Caption Performance Open-Captioned Performance
Sunday, December 8 at 2pm

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Open captioning provided by c2.

Sensory-Friendly Performance Sensory-Friendly Performance
Saturday, November 23 at 2pm

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Spanish-Captioned Performance
Thursday, December 26 at 7pm
Jueves, el 26 de diciembere a las 7pm

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