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A Christmas Carol

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Closed December 31, 2016

A moving... piece of homegrown Chicago theater that never fails to touch one's soul.

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

Why See A Christmas Carol?

now in it's 39th extraordinary year!

Since its debut in 1978, millions of Chicagoans - adults and children alike - have been thrilled by this timeless tale of Scrooge and his voyage into Christmas past, present, and future.


In this beloved story, miser Ebenezer Scrooge is taught the true meaning of Christmas by a series of ghosts who show him his past, present and future.

A Christmas Carol has become the first theater-going experience for thousands of children and is an annual family ritual. At any Christmas Carol performance one can hear a parent telling her children about the first time she encountered Marley's ghost as a child in the Goodman audience, or family groups gleefully comparing last year's edition of the show to its predecessors.

The music, the dance, the awe-inspiring effects accompanying the arrivals of ghosts, the antics of Scrooge as he rediscovers the joy of Christmas Day - all are compelling magnets for young audiences, giving them the kind of thrilling experience that can only happen in a live theater performance. Perhaps more than any other single production, the Goodman's A Christmas Carol embodies the three cornerstones that Robert Falls and his collaborators aspired to achieve for twenty years and that will guide the Goodman into the future: a striving for artistic quality onstage and off, a commitment to diversity and a dedication to bringing the work of the theater to the entire Chicago community.

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Opening night: 19 November 2016


A Christmas Carol is suitable for children of all ages. Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted to the Theater.

Run time

Approximately two hours including one 15-minute intermission.

Cast and Creative


Larry Yando as Ebenezer Scrooge
Theo Allyn as Miss Ortle/Mrs. Creakle
Justin Amolsch as Musician, French Horn
Kareem Bandealy as Narrator/Young Scrooge
Nathaniel Buescher as Tiny Tim
Andrew Coil as Musician, Violin
Paige Collins as Martha
Phillip Cusic as Peter Cratchit
Lisa Gaye Dixon as Ghost of Christmas Present
Joe Foust as Jacob Marley/Young Marley/Old Joe
Allen Gilmore as Alternate Scrooge
Anish Jethmalani as Fred
Travis A. Knight as Ghost of Christmas Past
Aaron Lamm as Boy Scrooge
J. Salome Martinez as Dick Wilkins/Pie Seller/Future
Larry Neumann Jr. as Schoolmaster/Percy/Undertaker
Ron E. Rains as Bob Cratchit
Madeline Ruhl as Musician, Flute
Amaris Sanchez as Emily Cratchit
Kim Schultz as Mrs. Fezziwig / Chairwoman
Skye Sparks as Belinda Cratchit
Bret Tuomi as Mr. Fezziwig
Kristina Valada-Viars as Belle
Penelope Walker as Mrs. Cratchit
Malcolm Ruhl as Musician, Accordian


Directed by Henry Wishcamper
Music Direction by Malcolm Ruhl
Set Design by Todd Rosenthal
Costume Design by Heidi Sue McMath
Composed by Andrew Hansen
Sound Design by Richard Woodbury
Lighting Design by Keith Parham
Choreography by Tommy Rapley
Production Stage Management by Alden Vasquez
Casting by Adam Belcuore and Erica Sartini-Combs

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Denise Di Biase & Robert Benson : “Outstanding job on this Christmas classic!”

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