It was 1978: Grease was on the big screen, Jimmy Carter in the White House and the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack topped the charts for 24 weeks. The world has certainly changed since A Christmas Carol premiered on the Goodman stage that year, yet the production has remained a Chicago standard. As Scrooge reflects on his own past, the Goodman is thrilled to look back over the past 40 years of A Christmas Carol.
Long before the first snowflake falls on our marquee, Goodman Theatre’s staff begin the year-long preparations for the most anticipated show of the year–Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
As we approached the 40th Anniversary of A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre, we were curious to hear the multitude of ways the show has touched audiences over the years.
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