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A Christmas Carol

Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn Street Chicago

The 30th anniversary production of this timeless holiday tradition at the Goodman celebrates the yuletide season by infusing Charles Dickens' classic tale with a little bit of magic, as only the Goodman can. From flying ghosts to a quiet little boy and his crutch, A Christmas Carol is filled with enough singing, dancing and enchantment to rejuvenate even the most disheartened of spirits.

Thru - Dec 29, 2007



Price: $15-$70

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 312-443-3800

Running Time: 2hrs 15mins; one intermission

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  A Christmas Carol Reviews

Chicago Tribune - Highly Recommended

"...Yando is more expansive in emotion than his predecessors (who were no slouches), yet he delivers no false notes. Instead of merely creating a miser who turns into a big-hearted softy, Yando delivers a complicated emotional journey that you can read in complete detail from the back of the house. As a result, it feels as if "A Christmas Carol" has acquired a bigger-than-life star."
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Chris Jones


Chicago Sun Times - Highly Recommended

"...Brown has an immense gift for language, and for driving his actors to find the fire and full beauty of Dickens' words. I've seen this production at least two dozen times, but this time around heard many things for the first time. Brown also has tweaked and sharpened a slew of small moments so that relationships and emotional responses feel sharper."
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Hedy Weiss


Daily Herald - Highly Recommended

"...As usual, a stellar supporting cast, as well as top-notch production values and special effects, make this a memorable production that's worth every bit of the ticket price and the trek downtown. It's enough to, quite literally, light up the Christmas sky."
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Pam DeFiglio


SouthtownStar - Highly Recommended

"...I know I've raved about previous Goodman incarnations of this classic, but this mesmerizing production is truly the most awesome "Christmas Carol" I have ever experienced."
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Betty Mohr


Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...Goodman Theatre's popular staging of Charles Dickens's classic is a bona fide holiday tradition, and rightly so. It's high-quality family entertainment that delivers fantasy, comedy, terror, warmhearted sentiment, and moral seriousness in equal measure."

Albert Williams


NewCity Chicago - Somewhat Recommended

"...It has the respectable adaptation true to Dickens' original, the big sets and cast, music and special effects, but is ultimately a hollow experience that entertains for its two and a half hours but rarely uplifts- a Chicago tradition sadly in search of some heart."

Fabrizio O. Almeida


EpochTimes - Highly Recommended

"...Director William Brown has done a remarkable job over the past years in adding a little more life to this glorious production. He once played Scrooge and this year, the role is played by Larry Yando, one of Chicago's finest actors. While Mr. Yando is known for some of the great works he has done at Chicago Shakespeare and more recently as Scar in "Lion King", he shows just how versatile an actor he is in making Scrooge become a person during this two plus hours- he is a gift to the theater audiences of Chicago. The entire cast of this show shines."

Al Bresloff


Time Out Chicago - Recommended

"...Brown’s staging is still loving, and in particular his cheerful Cratchits’ dinner scene is wrenching. As for diabolic Yando playing Scrooge for the first time, were three decades really necessary to figure out that was a good idea?"
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Christopher Piatt


ChicagoCritic - Highly Recommended

"...The blend of quirky characters, ghosts and local Londoners gives the fable a humanity that rings true to the spirit of the Christmas season. We see the irascible Scrooge go from “Bah, Humbug” heartless holiday hater to reformed, generous humanitarian. He gives all of us hope as does the humble Cratchit family."
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Tom Williams


Chicago Stage Standard - Highly Recommended

"...This year marks the 30th anniversary for Goodman Theatre's "A Christmas Carol." What a beautiful and timeless tradition to keep adapted from the famous Charles Dickens. This production had to be one of the most warm and heartfelt plays I have seen to date. I am a big fan of Christmas anyway and being able to celebrate the holiday season with this is something I hope everyone will do."

Meghan Gillogly



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