Theatre Grad Charms Chicago Again as Scrooge

7 Dec

DePaul grad Larry Yando plays Scrooge (Photo: Dean La Praire)

DePaul alum Larry Yando (THE MFA ’88), Chicago’s beloved Ebenezer Scrooge, returns to his role in “A Christmas Carol” this season. The production will run at the Goodman Theatre through Dec. 30.

Yando, who has played Scrooge for four of the past five years, has received rave reviews from local media for his performance this year:

  • “What makes this version worth a look is actor Larry Yando who returns for his fourth turn in five years as Ebenezer Scrooge. Tall, skinny and kind of loopy, he embodies Scrooge with every movement, every syllable spoken.” – Chicago Sun Times
  • “… Yando is especially rich and definitive this year. It looks to me like this formidable Chicago actor is keeping himself challenged by adding different layers of transformation ….” – Chicago Tribune
  • “His lead performance provides all the pained frustrations and warm fuzzies that come standard with this epic, broken-man-turned-nice-guy redemption story.” – Time Out Chicago

In addition to his seasonal role, the Blue Demon actor has been busy throughout the year. A past recipient of The Theatre School’s Alumni Award for Excellence in the Arts, he hosted the school’s 23rd annual awards ceremony in March. In November, he won a 2011 Joseph Jefferson Equity Award for supporting actor in a musical for his work in “Candide” with the Goodman Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre Company. And Yando will appear next spring in the two-part play “Angels in America” at the Court Theatre in Chicago.

To see available shows and buy seats for “A Christmas Carol,” visit the Goodman Theatre’s ticketing page.

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