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Pictured: Larry Yando as Ebenezer Scrooge in Goodman’s 2017 production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Photo by Liz Lauren.
Goodman Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its 41st annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens, adapted by Tom Creamer.
Directed by artistic associate Henry Wishcamper, Larry Yando returns as Ebenezer Scrooge alongside a 26-member ensemble, including Paris Strickland who reprises her role as Tiny Tim for the second year.
The company includes Asher Alcantara (Boy Scrooge/Peter Cratchit), Justin Amolsch (Musician, French Horn), Breon Arzell (Dick Wilkins), Kareem Bandealy (Narrator/Jacob Marley), Jasmine Bracey (Ghost of Christmas Present), Molly Brennan (Ghost of Christmas Past), Ali Burch (Frida), Ariana Burks (Martha Cratchit/Fan), Margaret Chong (Emily Cratchit), Andrew Coi (Musician, Fiddler), Thomas Cox (Bob Cratchit), Henry Lombardo (Ignorance/Tiny Tim Alternate), Lily Mojekwu (Mrs. Cratchit), Andy Nagraj (Ortle), Maya Reyna (Belinda Cratchit), Sadieh Rifai (Belle), Barbara Robertson (Old Joe/Schoolmaster), Madeline Ruhl (Musician, Flute), Malcolm Ruhl (Accordion), Christopher Sheard (Young Scrooge), Nelson Simmons (Turkey Child), Penelope Walker (Mrs. Fezziwig/Mrs. Crumb), and Jonah D. Winston (Mr. Fezziwig).
The creative team features Todd Rosenthal (set designer), Heidi Sue McMath (costume designer), Andrew Hansen (composer), Richard Woodbury (sound designer), Malcolm Ruhl (music director), Keith Parham (lighting designer), Tommy Rapley (choreographer), Kate DeVore (dialect coach), Alden Vasquez (production stage manager), and Jonathan Nook (stage manager). Flying effects are provided by ZFX Inc.
“I am incredibly excited to start rehearsals for this year’s production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL,” said Wishcamper. “We’ve assembled an amazing cast that includes many terrific new actors, several returning cast members, a group of incredibly talented young performers—and, of course, Larry Yando, who gives one of the greatest performances I’ve ever seen as Ebenezer Scrooge. This year’s cast promises to capture the magic, spectacle and power that has made the Goodman’s production of A Christmas Carol one of Chicago’s most beloved holiday traditions while breathing new energy and fresh perspectives into one of the best stories ever told.”
A CHRISTMAS CAROL runs November 17 – December 30. For more information visit goodmantheatre.org.