Goodman Theatre’s ‘A Christmas Carol.’
Nearly 100 actors, crew, staff and audiences of A Christmas Carol have smiled, spoken and shared. Today, Goodman Theatre launches a multimedia showcase reflecting the impact the production has made over 40 years: the “Humans of A Christmas Carol” photo project, featuring the cast, crew and staff captured by famed Chicago-based photographer Frank Ishman; and “A Christmas Carol All-Stars,” stories from a variety of patrons—from those who have attended nearly every year, to the couple married by “Bob Cratchit,” to the fan named for Tiny Tim.
“It was such a pleasure to photograph the cast and all of the behind-the-scenes workers at the Goodman; I was truly amazed at the honest love everyone had for each other, and their connection to the theater,” said FrankIshman, whose work has been seen in more than 20 national and regional magazines including Fader, Conde Nast, CS, InStyle , CBS Watch Magazine and more. “After hearing the stories and experiencing the first-hand emotion from the actors about their personal connections to the play, I am excited to see the production for the first time this year.”
Ishman has traveled extensively, living and working in various cities around the world and received his education and training from Morehouse College and the Art Institute of Atlanta and worked with celebrated photographers Brigitte Lacombe, Mary Ellen Mark and Arnold Newman, among others. His commercial work includes advertising campaigns, celebrity portraiture, magazine spreads and not-for-profit assignments. Born in Connecticut and raised in southern California, Ishman is at home on sets having worked as a child actor for many years in Los Angeles. He has lived in London, India, New Zealand, Chicago and now, after more than a decade in New York, has moved his studio back to California and divides his time between coasts.
Over four decades, 1.5 million people have delighted in the spectacular storytelling, glorious music and Scrooge’s unforgettable discovery of kindness, generosity and love. Ten directors, eight Ebenezer Scrooges and 29 Tiny Tims later, Goodman Theatre’s A Christmas Carol celebrates 40 years, November 18 – December 31. Larry Yando marks his 10th year as Scrooge, and for the fifth year, Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper directs Charles Dickens’ universal tale of hope and redemption with a cast of 25 actors.
To view the online galleries, visit Onstage.GoodmanTheatre.org or any of the Goodman’s social media sites. A Christmas Carol begins preview performances this Saturday, November 18 and appears through December 31; Tickets ($25 – $112; subject to change) are available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 N. Dearborn).