More than 1.5 million people have experienced A Christmas Carol, now returning for the 41st year at Goodman Theatre, November 17 - December 30. Under Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper's direction for the sixth year, the annual production "remains the greatest seasonal story of all" (Chicago Tribune) and features Chicago actor Larry Yando, who leads the 26-member cast as the irascible businessman Ebenezer Scrooge. Joining Yando is Paris Strickland, who reprises her role as Tiny Tim for the second year, along with a host of returning favorites and newcomers; a complete cast list appears below. The young performers in A Christmas Carol, cast from hundreds of Chicagoland children who auditioned, include Asher Alcantara, 13, as Boy Scrooge; Henry Lombardo, 9, as Ignorance and Tiny Tim Alternate; Maya Reyna, 16, as Belinda Cratchit; Nelson Simmons, 11, as Turkey Child; and Margaret Chong, 11, returning as Emily Cratchit for the second year.
A Christmas Carol appears November 17 - December 30; opening night is November 25 at 7pm. Tickets ($25 - $119; subject to change) are available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 N. Dearborn). A limited amount of tickets ($35) for the first-ever Spanish translated performance on December 28 at 8pm are now available with promo code SPANISH at GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol. Please Note: Regular priced tickets ($40-60) are still available for this performance. Additionally, tickets for the December 29 at 2pm sensory-friendly performance, a partnership with Autism Speaks-Chicago, are also available starting at $15 with promo code SENSORY at GoodmanTheatre.org/SensoryPerformance.
"I am incredibly excited to start rehearsals for this year's production of A Christmas Carol," said director Henry Wishcamper. "We've assembled an amazing cast that includes many terrific new actors, several returning cast members, a group of incredibly talented young performers-and, of course, Larry Yando, who gives one of the greatest performances I've ever seen as Ebenezer Scrooge. This year's cast promises to capture the magic, spectacle and power that has made the Goodman's production of A Christmas Carol one of Chicago's most beloved holiday traditions while breathing new energy and fresh perspectives into one of the best stories ever told."
Dickens' holiday classic is the iconic tale of greedy businessman Ebenezer Scrooge, whose sizable bank account is only matched by his disdain for the holidays. One Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by four ghosts who take him on a spectacular adventure through his past, present and future, helping him rediscover the joys of life, love and friendship. Former cast members include stage and screen notables Jessie Mueller, Joe Minoso, Del Close, Harry J. Lennix, Felicia P. Fields, Raul Esparza, Sally Murphy and Frank Galati.
Bank of America is the Major Corporate Sponsor, Macy's is a Corporate Sponsor Partner and Sensory-Friendly Performance Sponsor, Allstate Insurance Company and KPMG LLP are the Corporate Sponsor Partners and the Chicago Tribune is the Media Partner.