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When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 31 2016

As usual, the Goodman pulls out all the stops for its annual spectacle-filled production of Charles Dickens's classic, overwhelming our senses with amazing sets, gorgeous costumes, and eye-popping lighting effects, and ultimately leaving us utterly besotted with holiday spirit. This year's edition, directed by Henry Wishcamper and once again starring Larry Yando as Scrooge, is slick, tight, and nearly flawless, capturing the look and feel of Victorian England while also reflecting the diversity of contemporary Chicago. Yes, the production’s message is as relentlessly indulgent and materialistic as our own culture's celebration of the holiday (Eat! Drink! Shop!), and there's more than a touch of magical thinking in the protagonist’s awakening. But you’d have to be a Grinch to complain. —Jack Helbig

Price: $27-$105

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