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 10 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

Your Visit
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    We look forward to welcoming you to Chicago’s flagship not-for-profit theater, located at 170 N. Dearborn Street in the heart of the Loop. The Goodman is just steps from award-winning restaurants, a lively shopping district, plush accommodations and all the sites of beautiful downtown Chicago.

    Pre-paid discounted parking is also available at two nearby parking garages.


Audience Response
  • I see it every year—They keep it fresh and fabulous!

    Kay B. via Facebook

  • We had such a great time seeing A Christmas Carol! I am totally in the Christmas spirit now.

    Marissa L. via Twitter

  • The show was amazing this year! Bravo!

    Allie K. via Facebook

  • Chicago is lucky to have Larry Yando as Scrooge.

    Frank S. via Twitter

  • Absolutely magnificent performance year after year! 

    Mike L. via Facebook

  • It is simply stunning in every way.

    Richard S. via Facebook

  • 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

  • Henry Golden-Starr

    Henry Golden-Starr Martha Cratchit/ Fan

  • Paris Strickland

    Paris Strickland Tiny Tim

  • Alison Tatum

    Alison Tatum Musician, Violin

  • Penelope Walker

    Penelope Walker Mrs. Fezziwig/ Mrs. Crumb

  • Jonah D. Winston

    Jonah D. Winston Mr. Fezziwig

  • Larry Yando

    Larry Yando Ebenezer Scrooge

  • Gregory Geffrard

    Gregory Geffrard Understudy

  • Joe Lino

    Joe Lino Understudy

  • Emily Tate

    Emily Tate Understudy

  • 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 J. Vasquez

    Alden J. 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.

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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/Relaxed 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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Talks & Events
  • Spanish-Captioned Performance

    A Christmas Carol Spanish-Captioned Performance

    December 26, 7pm in the Albert Theatre

    More Chicagoland families now have the opportunity to experience “the crown jewel of the holiday season” (Daily Herald) with Goodman Theatre’s Spanish-captioned performance of A Christmas Carol.

    Más familias del área de Chicago tienen ahora la oportunidad de experimentar “la joya de la corona de la época de fiestas” (Daily Herald) ya que el Teatro Goodman ofrece subtítulos en Español durante la función de Cuento de Navidad: EL JUEVES 26 DE DICIEMBRE A LAS 7PM.