***** Highly Recommended ****** The Goodman Theatre’s 41st annual production of “A Christmas Carol”, which remains essentially the same from year to year, is a holiday tradition for many families, spanning generations. The Goodman lobby is festive with decorations and a sparkling holiday shopping area. Now in its 41st year, “A Christmas Carol” is once again practically perfect – fabulous cast, lavish sets and colorful period costumes. I give it 4 Holiday Spotlights.
“A Christmas Carol” runs through December 30th in the Goodman’s Albert Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago. Most reasonable parking options for the Goodman is the Government Center garage on Lake between LaSalle and Dearborn, online advance payment at www.interparkonline.com/goodmantheatre, $17.
Running time is 2 hours, 15 minutes with an intermission. Performances are Wednesdays at 2:00 (except December 12th) and 7:30 pm; Thursdays at 2:00 (except December 13th) and 7:30 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 2:00 (except December 29th) and 8:00 pm; Sundays, 2:00 and 6:30 pm (except December 30th). There is an additional performance on Monday, December 24th at 2:00 pm. Tickets range from $25-$119. FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.
Read my entire review at www.spotlightonlake.com.