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Essential Goodman Stories: Cynthia K. Scholl

For the past 25 years, Goodman Theatre Women’s Board President Cynthia K. Scholl has made A Christmas Carol a family tradition, together with her husband, Michael, and four children. Here, she reflects on their love of the play—and why it is an Essential presence in Chicago. “Attending A Christmas Carol reminds my family that Christmas…

How’d They Do That? Making The Magic Play

Jaw-dropping acts of magic + the poignant punch of Chicago theater = “a singular new play” (The New York Times). Andrew Hinderaker’s The Magic Play, which makes its world premiere here in the Goodman’s Owen Theatre, uses visual spectacle to tell an intimate story of love and loss—and the desperate measures we take to hold…

Wonderful Town: A Costume Designer’s Perspective

“Such interesting people live on Christopher Street…Here we live, here we love, this is the place for self-expression.” So goes the lyrics to “Christopher Street,” the opening musical number of Wonderful Town.  Costume designer Ana Kuzmanic was tasked with bringing that sense of individual style to the “poets, actors, dancers, writers” of 1950s Greenwich Village…