By Charles Dickens, adapted by Tom Creamer and directed by Henry Wishcamper – running through December 29 in the Albert Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St.
By Raymond Ward, The New 411
Acclaimed Chicago actor Larry Yando returns for his 12th season at the Goodman Theatre as Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol,” directed for the seventh year by Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper. More than 1.5 million theatergoers have attended “the crown jewel of the holiday season” (Daily Herald) since the Goodman established it as an annual offering in 1978—a time when only a handful of U.S. theaters mounted the production.
“Topnotch performances, spirited song-and-dance numbers” (Newcity), “Amazing sets, gorgeous costumes and eye-popping effects” (Chicago Reader) bring to life” the best Christmas story ever told” (Time Out Chicago).
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.