When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 28 2014
A Christmas Carol supplies one of the great foundational myths of our society—that Christmas is a special time of cheer and goodwill to all—and Ebenezer Scrooge has become shorthand for anyone who insists on being grumpy in the face of holiday radio stations or heartwarming Lifetime movies. The Goodman's production, in its 37th year and seventh with Larry Yando as Scrooge, is a smooth-running machine that doesn't stray far from Dickens's 1843 original. That is entirely OK. Sometimes, when December comes and the days get short and cold, you crave light and warmth and comfort. The Goodman's Carol provides all that in abundance, with genuine instead of saccharine sweetness, plus some excellent special effects. And Yando is the finest Christmas ham you'll find anywhere.