The Goodman Theatre has announced the cast of its 37th annual production of “A Christmas Carol.”
Larry Yando returns for his seventh turn as Dickens’ reformed curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge. Yando’s Scrooge will be uniquely complemented by his fall portrayal of another cantankerous gent, King Lear, at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
Also this year a different actor, Allen Gilmore, will play Scrooge at weekday matinee performances. Notably, Gilmore will be the first African American actor to play Scrooge on the Goodman stage.
Yando and Gilmore will be joined by Patrick Andrews as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Lisa Gaye Dixon as the Ghost of Christmas Present and Ron Rains as Bob Cratchit. Kareem Bandealy is Young Scrooge, Penelope Walker is Mrs. Cratchit, Theo Allyn is Miss Ortle, Paige Collins is Martha and Philomena, Joe Foust is Jacob Marley, Jose Antoni Garcia is Dick Wikins, Gregory Hirte is Mr. Spinet, Anish Jethmalani plays Fred, Larry Neumann Jr plays Percy, Malcolm Ruhl plays Mr. Keys, Kim Schultz is Mrs. Fezziwig, Brett Tuomi is Mr. Fezziwig and Kristina Valada-Viars is Abby and Belle. Justin Amolsch and Andrew Coil are musicians.
Henry Wishcamper directs the annual production for the second time. Performances of “A Christmas Carol” begin on Nov. 15 at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun