Highly Recommended Reviewed By: Stacey L. Crawley The Goodman’s 39th annual production of A Christmas…
ACCLAIMED CHICAGO ACTOR LARRY YANDO RETURNS AS SCROOGE IN A CHRISTMAS CAROL, DIRECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME BY HENRY WISHCAMPER (NOVEMBER 16 – DECEMBER 28) ***YOUNG PERFORMER AUDITIONS SET FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 10AM – 2PM***
Goodman Theatre marks its 36th production of A Christmas Carol, “the crown jewel of the holiday season” (Daily Herald), directed by Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper. Larry Yando, who most recently appeared as Shere Khan in The Jungle Book, returns for his sixth year as Ebenezer Scrooge, a performance hailed as “rich, multilayered, wholly satisfying” (Chicago Reader) and “altogether irresistible” (Chicago Sun-Times). The Goodman invites performers aged 5 to 17 of every ethnic background to audition for five roles including Tiny Tim and Martha Cratchit on Sunday, September 22 from 10am – 2pm (in-person registration takes place from 9:30 – 11:30am in the Goodman lobby; no phone calls, please). Performers should prepare a memorized poem or monologue (one minute or less in length); sing one verse of a song, preferably a traditional holiday song or Christmas carol, without musical accompaniment; and bring a photo and resume including age, height, weight, previous theatrical and related experience/training (although experience is not required), address and contact information.
For 36 years, A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre, the “granddaddy of Chicago holiday entertainment” (Time Out Chicago), has hosted seven directors, eight Scrooges, 31 Tiny Tims, and nearly 20,000 “Bah, Humbug!”s. Based on Charles Dickens’ classic 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol is the unforgettable tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, a wealthy business man with no family and a disdain for holiday cheer and the poor in Victorian London. One Christmas, Scrooge is visited by four ghosts who take him on an incredible journey that offers him a new perspective on everything from his dusty past to his dark future, and presents him with an opportunity to sympathize with his fellow man and rediscover life and love.
A Christmas Carol runs November 16 – December 28 in the Goodman’s Albert Theatre (opening night is November 24). Tickets ($25 – $83) are on sale now atGoodmanTheatre.org/Joy, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). BMO Harris Bank is the Major Corporate Sponsor and Aon Corporation is the Corporate Sponsor Partner. Goodman subscriptions, including the WILD CARD, can be purchased at the box office (170 North Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800. Mezztixare half-price mezzanine tickets available at 12 noon at the box office, and at 10am online (promo code MEZZTIX) day of performance; Mezztix are not available by telephone.10Tix are $10 rear mezzanine tickets for students available at 12 noon at the box office, and at 10am online on the day of performance; 10Tix are not available by telephone; a valid student I.D. must be presented when picking up the tickets; limit four per student with I.D. All tickets are subject to availability and handling fees apply. Discounted Group Tickets for 15 persons or more are available at 312.443.3820. Purchase Goodman Gift Certificates in any amount at GoodmanTheatre.org. The flexibility of Goodman Gift Certificates allows recipients to choose the production, date and time of their performance. Artists, dates and ticket prices are subject to change.