Executive Director Roche Schulfer today announced that performances of A Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theater will resume on Sunday, December 26, as directed by the Chicago Department of Public Health. The company has cleared the necessary testing protocols to get back on stage safely. Previously, exposure to COVID-19 within the production company necessitated the cancellation of performances starting with the evening show from Saturday, December 19 to date. The 44th annual production, directed by Jessica thebus, continues until Sunday, December 31 (closed).
“On behalf of the A Christmas Carol Company, and all of the artists and staff at the Goodman Theater, we thank our Chicago community for their support as we brought this great Chicago holiday tradition back for its 44th annual production, after one year of the dark scenes ”, said the managing director / CEO Roche Schulfer. “We appreciate the patience of our audience as we halted performance following health and safety protocols over the past week, and we look forward to welcoming the audience back to our final week of racing. we hope that today and tomorrow everyone will tune in to Chicago Public Radio to experience A Christmas Carol-An Audio Play live on WBEZ and Vocalo from the comfort of your own home.
Ticket holders for previously canceled performances (list below) will receive a full refund by Friday, January 7. If the buyer prefers they can exchange for a remaining performance, convert the cost of the tickets into a Goodman credit or make a contribution tax deduction, these options are also available. Customers holding tickets for impacted performances who wish to exercise options other than a refund should send an email to Ticket Services at [email protected] and include their name and customer ID (located on the ticket) as well as their preferences before January 7. The ticket service is accessible. by phone at 312.443.3800 (12 p.m. – 5 p.m., daily) or by email at [email protected] Note that the ticket office is closed from 2 p.m. today and all day on December 25, and that the volume of calls can be high. Canceled performances include December 19 (7:30 p.m.); December 20 (2 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.); December 21 (2 p.m.); December 22 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.); December 23 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.); and December 24 (2 p.m.). Additionally, these ticket holders have free access to high-quality video of the 2021 production, recorded with five cameras and produced in collaboration with Christiana Tye Productions and Hatfield Post / Production. The video is FREE for impacted performance ticket holders to watch through January 14 (viewing instructions will arrive by email).
Today and tomorrow, all audiences can experience the play at home courtesy of Chicago Public Media: WBEZ 91.5 and Vocalo 91.1 will air A Christmas Carol-An Audio Play on Christmas Eve (December 24 at 3 p.m.) and Christmas Day (December 25 at 10 a.m.). Co-adapted and produced by Jessica thebus in 2020, the Goodman recreated its annual production of Charles Dickens‘classic especially for audio consumer-voiced by an all-Chicago cast of 19, including Larry Yando as Ebenezer Scrooge, and featuring the series’ signature soundscape. The debut of this streaming audio version last year drew more than 150,000 listeners from over 50 countries to experience the production online as well as on air, in an unprecedented partnership. with Chicago Public Radio WBEZ and Vocalo.
Almost two million people have seen A Christmas Carol from the Goodman Theater, hailed as “the jewel of the holiday season” (Daily Herald) –Charles Dickens“Beautiful timeless message of the triumph of generosity over greed” (Chicago Tribune). Ebenezer Scrooge’s large bank account is matched only by his disdain for the holidays. But one fateful Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives a visit from four ghosts who take him on a spectacular adventure through his past, present and future, and allow him to discover kindness, compassion and redemption.