“When I go in for a physical now they no longer ask how old I am, they just carbon date me.” – President Ronald Reagan While one of the most prominent and divisive political figures of the 20th century, Ronald Reagan did have one skill that appealed to many Americans across the political spectrum—he was […]
For the past 31 years, the Goodman’s School Matinee Series (SMS) has worked with hundreds of teachers from high schools across Chicago, bringing students each year to see Goodman productions—including Blind Date—free of charge. Throughout the school year, Goodman Education staff work with teachers to integrate play content and the arts into specific curricula across […]
Thank you for making 2017 an unforgettable year here at Goodman Theatre. We look forward to seeing you in 2018!
This holiday season, theaters are collecting donations for Season of Concern, a non-profit created nearly 30 years to provide care for those in the theater community afflicted with AIDS-related illnesses and other health-related emergencies. Please consider making a contribution after attending a performance or donate online. Learn more at SeasonofConcern.org/Donate.
Goodman Theatre is excited to announce our first sensory-friendly performance in our 40th anniversary celebration of A Christmas Carol, Saturday, December 30 at 2pm. Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is intended for families with members who have autism or other social, cognitive and physical challenges that create sensory sensitivities. You can […]
“During my time as Artistic Director, I’ve married and had three children, all of whom can’t imagine Christmas without A Christmas Carol. We come every year, and they’re like my very own focus group.”
“People always ask me ‘what is your favorite production in 40 years at the Goodman?’ and how can I not say A Christmas Carol? To be able to go from presenting a play to being a custodian of the Chicago holiday tradition—it’s an honor and a privilege. It’s something we take more seriously than people can possibly imagine.”
“The story is ever relevant, ever enlightening—one can see something new and different each year, in both the physical production, but also in what is emphasized each year about human nature, empathy, and connection.”
Its crucial efforts to give care, comfort and hope to those whose talent and skill have become a hallmark of our city.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner both extended their congratulations to the Goodman as A Christmas Carol celebrates its 40th anniversary. Read their special notes to the cast and crew of A Christmas Carol below!