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 Chicago, IL – Four Chicago-area high school choirs “make their Goodman Theatre debut” on the Albert stage before select performances of the 34th annual production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Each choir, selected on a basis of musical merit and history with the Goodman, performs a pre-show 30-minute medley of holiday carols. A

Christmas Carol runs November 18 – December 31; tickets ($25 – $94) are available at GoodmanTheatre.org, at the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800. BMO Harris Bank is the Major Corporate Sponsor of A Christmas Carol and Aon Corporation and KPMG are the Corporate Sponsor Partners. The Melting Pot is the Promotional Partner for A Christmas Carol.

* Barrington High School (Barrington)

Tuesday, November 22, 7 p.m. 

* Benet Academy Madrigal Singers (Lisle)

Sunday, November 27, 6 p.m.

* Walter Payton Prep (Chicago)

Thursday, December 1, 7 p.m.

* Lincoln Park High School (Chicago)

Tuesday, December 13, 7 p.m.

More than 1 million people have experienced A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre, “year after year…the crown jewel of the holiday season” (Daily Herald). In more than three decades the show has hosted six directors, eight Scrooges, 30 Tiny Tims, and nearly 20,000 “Bah, Humbug!”s. A Christmas Carol is the tale of the miserly Ebenezer

Scrooge who is opposed to holiday cheer and indifferent to the sufferings of the poor in Victorian London. Scrooge is visited by four ghosts who offer him the opportunity to sympathize with his fellow man. Dickens’ famous characters include Scrooge’s kind-hearted clerk, Bob Cratchit, and his family, including Tiny Tim; the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future; the merry-making Fezziwig couple; and the Ghost of Jacob Marley.

Goodman Theatre, “the leading regional theater in the nation’s most important theater city” (Time), is a major cultural, educational and economic pillar in Chicago, generating nearly $300 million in economic impact over the past decade in its state-of-the-art two-theater complex on North Dearborn Street. Founded in 1925 and currently under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert Falls, “Chicago’s most essential director” (Chicago Tribune), and Executive Director Roche Schulfer, Chicago’s oldest and largest not-for-profit resident theater has welcomed nearly two million patrons to productions and events—including 10 festivals celebrating playwrights such as David Mamet, August Wilson and Horton Foote, as well as the biennial Latino Theatre Festival—and served legions of students through its Education and Community Engagement programs (including the FREE Student Subscription Series and other interactive programs). The Goodman has earned more than 90 awards for hundreds of productions, including the Pulitzer Prize for Ruined by Lynn Nottage—one of 25 new-work Goodman commissions in the last decade. Ruth Ann M. Gillis is the Chairman of Goodman Theatre’s Board of Trustees and Joan Clifford is President of the Women’s Board. American Airlines is the Exclusive Airline of Goodman Theatre.

Visit the Goodman virtually: watch artist interviews at ExploreTheGoodman.org; catch the latest news and updates on the Goodman’s Blog, Goodman-Theatre.Blogspot.com/; like us on Facebook.com/GoodmanTheatre; follow us at Twitter.com/GoodmanTheatre; and peek behind the scenes at YouTube.com/TheGoodmanTheatre.

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