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Starring as the Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol, actor Kim Schultz sheds light on the many injustices of the world, urging Scrooge to change his ways. Off stage, Schultz has found a similar calling, becoming an advocate for refugees of international crises. After volunteering in the Middle East, Schultz recently released Three […]

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A Christmas Carol has delighted audiences and become one of Chicago’s most beloved holiday traditions since it was first performed in 1978 at the Goodman’s original location at the Art Institute of Chicago. The holiday show has been seen by nearly 1.5 million people and hosted 10 directors, 33 Tiny Tims and eight Ebenezer Scrooges […]


Goodman Theatre’s Costume Shop Manager Heidi Sue McMath has designed the elaborate costumes for A Christmas Carol for the past 16 years. 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 […]

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Charles Dickens was born February 7, 1812, the second of eight children. His father, John Dickens, worked as a naval pay clerk, but his poor financial habits landed him in debtor’s prison when the younger Dickens was 12. While the rest of his family was imprisoned with his father, Charles was forced to work in […]