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Goodman Theatre

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Address: 170 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60601-3356
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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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Cozy & friendly theatre

Sisters weekend in Chicago. We saw a musical play and the actors/actresses did a great job. I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. We were on the second level and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sue L
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sisters weekend in Chicago. We saw a musical play and the actors/actresses did a great job. I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. We were on the second level and the view was still excellent. Box office opens at noon(I think) and you can purchase tickets at half price on same day. The attendant at box... More 

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riverside,il
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been seeing plays for many years and have never been disappointed. Reduced fee parking with your tickets. Petterino's for a meal is connected.

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Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw "Destiny of Desire" at the Goodman. Great show, great theater. It's a must-see stop for live theater.

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Thank TJ43528
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

I have enjoyed many great theater experiences at the Goodman. Recently I saw the play "Gloria" which was an amazing drama about contemporary office life. The acting was great. The drama was both cutting-edge and exceptionally well-written. Whenever you visit Chicago, check out what is playing at the Goodman!

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Thank MaryinChicago
Decatur, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

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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Reviewed 19 January 2017

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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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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Reviewed 30 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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Reviewed 21 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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Thank Gene G
Michigan
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Reviewed 15 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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