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A Christmas Carol 2017

Sensory-Friendly A Christmas Carol—Making a Holiday Classic Accessible for All

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…

Share Your Story: Join Goodman Theatre’s GeNarrations

Do you have a special story to tell? Join GeNarrations, a seven-week personal narrative writing workshop for adults age 55+. During workshops, participants write stories about their lives based on themes from the plays on stage. Currently, the Goodman works with more than 100 participants in spaces on Chicago’s north, west and south sides, as well as in the Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement. Below, GeNarrations participant Barbara Ketter recounts a special Christmas past:

Decades of Delight: Celebrating 40 Years of A Christmas Carol

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.

10 Fast Facts About 1978

Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, Goodman’s first production of A Christmas Carol premiered in 1978. We took a time machine back to yesteryear to see what life was like in 1978, and what we found was…pretty groovy. 1. Popular TV shows include Happy Days, The Rockford Files, Charlie’s Angels and The Love Boat. And we met…