The production marks the Chicago theatre's 37th annual presentation of the classic holiday story by Charles Dickens. Performances begin Nov. 15 prior to an official opening Nov. 23. A Christmas Carol will continue through Dec. 28.
The adaptation is by Tom Creamer and will be directed by Henry Wishcamper.
The cast includes features Yando as Ebenezer Scrooge, Ron Rains as Bob Cratchit, Penelope Walker as Mrs. Cratchit, Joe Foust as Jacob Marley/Young Marley/Old Joe, Patrick Andrews as Ghost of Christmas Past, Lisa Gaye Dixon as Ghost of Christmas Present, Larry Neumann Jr. as Schoolmaster/Percy/Undertaker, Kim Schultz as Mrs. Fezziwig/Charwoman, Brett Tuomi as Mr. Fezziwig, Kristina Valada-Viars as Abby/Belle, Paige Collins as Martha/Fan/Philomena, José Antonio Garciá as Dick Wilkins, Theo Allyn as Miss Ortle, Gregory Hirte as Musician/Mr. Spinet, Malcolm Ruhl as Musician/Mr. Keys, Anish Jethmalani as Fred, Kareem Bandealy as Young Scrooge and Allen Gilmore as Alternate Scrooge. Justin Amolsch and Andrew Coil are Musicians.
Here's how the production is billed: "A Christmas Carol is the iconic tale of greedy British businessman Ebenezer Scrooge, whose sizable bank account is only matched by his hatred of the holidays. One Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by four ghosts who take him on an spectacular adventure through his past, present and future, helping him rediscover the joys of life, love and friendship."
A Christmas Carol will feature lighting design by Keith Parham, costume design by Heidi Sue McMath, set design by Todd Rosenthal, sound design by Richard Woodbury and choreography by Tommy Rapley. Andrew Hansen is composer, Malcolm Ruhl is music director and Alden Vasquez is production stage manager. Flying effects are provided by ZFX Inc. Tickets and more information are available by calling (312) 443-3800 or visiting GoodmanTheatre.org/Joy.