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There She Is: The Allure of the Beauty Pageant

It’s a familiar image: a young woman, impeccably coiffed, gowned and adorned with a bejeweled crown and flowing cape, moves down a long runway, smiling dazzlingly at her cheering “subjects.” Whether presented on the stage of Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City or in the patio of the Buen Pastor Prison in Bogotá, Colombia, the beauty…

Actress Socorro Santiago on Navigating the World of Another Word for Beauty‘s Buen Pastor Prison

New York-based actress Socorro Santiago anchors the cast of José Rivera’s Another Word for Beauty as Ciliana, a sixtysomething “feisty prisoner with mischievous eyes, a real prison busybody,” who’s also “an intense survivor,” as the character is described by the script. As the play begins, Ciliana serves as a host of sorts, providing audiences with a crash…

Actor Janet Ulrich Brooks on Preparing for the Marathon Experience of 2666

Jeff Award-winning actress Janet Ulrich Brooks is one of 15 actors appearing in Robert Falls’ and Seth Bockley’s epic stage adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s novel 2666. With its large cast, decade-spanning storyline and five-hour running time, 2666 presents a unique challenge to its cast and creative team. Below, Brooks, who recently appeared at the Goodman…

Double the Humbug: A Conversation with A Christmas Carol’s Two Scrooges Larry Yando and Allen Gilmore

For eight seasons, Jeff Award-winning actor Larry Yando (The Goodman’s The Little Foxes and The Jungle Book) has simultaneously frightened and delighted theatergoers with his performance as greedy businessman Ebenezer Scrooge. Jeff-nominated actor Allen Gilmore also appears on the Albert stage as the miserly Scrooge, performing the role at select performances. Shortly before performances began,…

Share the Joy Day: The Goodman Gives Back

Since 2009, the Goodman has been spreading holiday cheer to service men and women and their families during our annual production of A Christmas Carol with the special Community Day and Share the Joy Day events. It started simply enough. The final performance of A Christmas Carol in 2009 landed on New Year’s Eve, and,…

A Costume Designer’s Perspective: A Christmas Carol

For 15 years, Costume Shop Manager Heidi Sue McMath has designed the elaborate costumes of A Christmas Carol. With her designs, McMath has brought life to the many inhabitants of Victorian London, as well as the supernatural spirits who visit Scrooge. These designs can change each year pending the arrival of new cast members or…