Goodman Theatres A Christmas Carol

As we note on the cover of the Arts & Culture section this week, the Christmas rush is on. Reader critics reviewed no less than 11 holiday shows for the December 1 issue, plus a few like Theo Ubique’s Pump Boys and Dinettes, the Hypocrites’ remounted Pirates of Penzance, and a touring production of Broadway’s Memphis that stand ready to serve those of us who may feel festive, but not particularly Christian, at this time of year. Oddly, a Halloween play, Orange Orbs, slipped in among the rest. Next week we’ll be running reviews of ten more seasonal entertainments, including Hannukatz, but not—I’ve put my foot down—Donnie & Marie: Christmas in Chicago.