Now a beloved Chicago tradition, The Goodman Theatre ushers in the holiday season with its adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday story A Christmas Carol. Audiences look forward to the "bah humbugs," the electrifying arrival of the ghosts, the jubilant musical numbers and dancing, and Scrooge's joyful rediscovery of life, love and the Christmas spirit. Goodman's Carol continues to lift heats and spirits after four decades more than a million visitors, and the timeless holiday tale promises to be merrier and more magical than ever. The Daily Herald says the play is "the crown jewel of the holiday season" -- find out for yourself or relive the magic again.
"...Just as Scrooge comes through this dark night of the soul to a kinder, happier future, so the Goodman’s production takes the audience on a journey through fear and sorrow to joy and hope. During what is a difficult season for many, “A Christmas Carol” urges us to open our hearts to our fellow passengers through this life. May even the most cynical among us take heed."
Let's Play Theatrical Reviews - Highly Recommended
"..."A Christmas Carol" is a classic tale perfect for the holiday season. If you're looking for a fun and festive activity for the whole family, getting tickets to the show at the Goodman Theatre would be a wonderful treat. It runs for about two and a half hours, so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the story and get into the holiday spirit."
"...Chicago’s most beloved show, “A Christmas Carol”, now in its 46th year at the Goodman Theatre, stars the multitalented and humble Larry Yando in his 16th year as Ebenezer Scrooge incarnate. What a marvelously miserable penny-pinching character he plays: a crotchety old man whom you love to hate—and hate to love! Many changes from previous years have been made to this holiday classic and only add to the comedy: all enhanced by Yando’s phenomenal acting!"
"...Every holiday season Chicago has so many plays, musicals and entertainments from which to choose. But the production that truly says “Christmas” is back once again at the Goodman Theatre. Looking at all excellent alternatives playing around town, know that this play is the real deal. “A Christmas Carol” will remind audiences of what the holiday is truly all about and is guaranteed to put every theatergoer in the Christmas spirit. There’s no better choice. Here is a Christmas extravaganza that’s a feast for the senses and the soul and presented with heart and humor. Whether it’s your first time or a return visit, Goodman Theatre’s production is a must-see at this time of year!"
"...The Goodman Theatre’s annual production of A Christmas Carol is the kickoff to the holiday season in Chicago. The last time I saw it was over 12 years ago and there have been some fun changes and an even more diverse cast. Director Jessica Thebus returns for a fourth year to helm this delightful play. Larry Yando returns for the 14th season as the miserable and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge."
"...Jessica Thebus has done it again. The director’s fourth year at the helm of the Goodman Theatre’s annual production of A Christmas Carol is her most triumphant yet. Bold and energetic, this Carol offers a much-needed burst of holiday cheer."