Former hockey player, Chicago Blackhawks Ambassador and Hall-of-Famer Denis Savard will make a cameo appearance in the Goodman Theatre’s A Christmas Carol—the 39th annual production of Chicago’s holiday tradition—December 14.
Directed by Henry Wishcamper, the production stars Larry Yando as Ebenezer Scrooge.
According to the Goodman, Savard will don costumes created especially for him and appear in select scenes, take a bow, and sing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” at curtain call.
The fun continues offstage with the #HawksAndHumbug social media contest, which launches December 14. Fans who show their Blackhawks pride using #HawksAndHumbug on Twitter or Instagram will be entered to win a free VIP experience—a winner plus guest will watch the December 27 Hawks game with Savard and “Ebenezer Scrooge” at the United Center. Scrooge will lace up his skates and hit the ice for “Shoot the Puck” during intermission.
“I’m honored to be a part of the historic Goodman Theatre’s tradition and appear on stage in A Christmas Carol, especially during this special holiday season,” said Savard. “This unique partnership between the Blackhawks and the Goodman joins two of Chicago’s most iconic establishments for what will be a most memorable experience for all.”
Savard’s fellow Blackhawks Hall-of-Famer, Bobby Hull, made his Goodman Theatre debut in a 2010 cameo appearance. Other Chicago sports notables to appear in A Christmas Carol include Scottie Pippen, Brian Urlacher, and Robin Ventura.
For specially priced tickets to the December 14 performance, call (312) 443-3800 or visit GoodmanTheatre.org; use promo code HUMBUG to get 25% off mezzanine seating.