There’s nothing better than seeing A Christmas Carol during the holiday season! It is such a family friendly and heart-warming performance that makes you think about the magic and joy that is spread during the holidays.
This year, I took Fred downtown Chicago to The Goodman Theatre for the showing of A Christmas Carol. We left the suburbs promptly at 6:15PM for a 7:30PM show. Once we arrived in the Theatre District at 7PM, traffic really stacked up. Fred magically found us a parking spot on the street at 7:25PM, and we picked up our tickets just in time right at 7:30PM.
Fred bought us two red wines and Christmas chocolates in the theatre right before the show started. We jumped in our seats, made our cheers that we made it, and watched the performance!
The Goodman Theatre is centrally located in the heart of the Theatre District. The theatre is a nice size, with great visibility from any seat! We loved that there were plenty of restrooms, concessions, and a coat check. The show was two hours long, plus a 10-minute intermission. We loved the Scrooge character, he had a great sense of humor, he was fun to watch, and very believable! I just loved the costumes and the set decorations! The show made me feel as if I was revisiting Christmas with Scrooge, looking back at my own past Christmas experiences, my current Christmas season, and the exciting festivities to look forward to on future Christmas’.
After the 10-minute intermission, the ghost of Christmas present appeared, surrounded by presents of course! Every time she would throw a pile of glitter in the air, it made me appreciate the magic of the Christmas season, and how important it is to appreciate your family, friends, and the things we have.
I’m so inspired after the performance, that I want to travel around with glitter in my own pocket! It’s really amazing how something as simple as a simile can make someone sparkle!
We can not wait for the next performance at The Goodman Theatre!
Special thank you to The Goodman Theatre for inviting us to the performance of A Christmas Carol as their guests.