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Goodman Theatre

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Downtown / The Loop
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Address: 170 North Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60601
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+1 312-443-3800

Established in 1922, Goodman Theatre has been a part of life in Chicago for...

Established in 1922, Goodman Theatre has been a part of life in Chicago for 90 years. Every season, the Goodman presents the work of an extraordinary group of local, national and international artists.

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Classic with a Twist

We went to see A Christmas Carol with a fairly large group. It was fabulous. The Ghosts had a slight twist on the expected. This is a classic that I never tire of, but the cast... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Colleen W
Decatur, Illinois, United States
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Decatur, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see A Christmas Carol with a fairly large group. It was fabulous. The Ghosts had a slight twist on the expected. This is a classic that I never tire of, but the cast was excellent. Scrooge was very good. The Theatre is not so big that there is a bad seat in the house. We all decided... More 

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came to Chicago at Christmas time to experince the nostalgia of a "city christmas" as I remembered from youth. Included in this was to see a traditional presentation of "A Christmas Carol." It was recommended by locals that Goodman would deliver. I was so glad that in fact we ventured out that evening. The experince was magical, as the cast... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We saw "A Christmas Carol" about 5 years ago at the Goodman Theatre and absolutely loved it! This time around was a whole different experience. While Larry Yando did an excellent job of playing Scrooge, and there were some added special effects, there were many things that didn't sit right. Why did they change the story and have a niece... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A healthy dose of Dickens and A Christmas Carol, plus challenging improv (e.g., a chracter that, per audience input, speaks only in prime numbers) from the Second City Troup made for a hilarious evening that showed the descendants of SNL's founders hold their own and more.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We saw a Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theatre during the holidays. The theatre sound was good and the acting was also very good.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We were in town for my birthday & decided to see A Wounderful Town. The show was good I enjoyed it. The theater was ok. It just wasn't what I was expecting. I expected more wow or something. It was clean & seating was good but that's about it. It wasn't overly welcoming or theatrical. It was just a building... More 

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I had a wonderful experience at the Goodman Theatre in Oct 2016, seeing Wonderful Town on its last night. The theatre was very clean, with a comfortable ambience. I had excellent seats near the stage, but as other reviewers have mentioned this is a relatively small, well-designed venue so all of the seats appear to have good views. The event... More 

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Chicago, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Just saw another great show at this lovely theatre. Ordering tickets on line was easy and there was a link to prepaid parking directly across the street. Picking up the tix at will call was also easy and there is plenty of staff to direct you to your seats. No bad seat in the theatre, seats are roomy and comfortable.... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The G is a smaller theater and it is well designed. We bought last minute tickets on the today tix app. We were assigned mezzanine HH side seats 1 and 2. We were impressed by how our view was good considering the extreme side and back location. The performance was Wonderful Town, a Tony award winner from the 50s. It... More 

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Palos Heights, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I recently saw two shows in the Albert Theater at the Goodman Theater. War Paint and Wonderful Town were two great musical plays. Great casts and wonderful staging. The theater isn't too large and there is a lot of leg room. Since I have trouble with my left leg, I appreciate that I can stretch the leg out before me.... More 

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