Hull will appear in select scenes, alongside 11-year-old Charles Finch of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a Washington Elementary School sixth grader who suffers from Hodgkin's lymphoma, and dreams of becoming an actor on the stage and screen. They will take a bow along with the rest of the cast and sing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" at curtain call. Following the performance, Hull will meet and greet audiences in the theater's lobby.
The retired ice hockey legend began his career with the Blackhawks in 1957, at age 18. In his 15 NHL seasons, Hull scored 610 goals and 1,170 points making him the highest scoring left wing in history at that time.
Based on Charles Dickens' 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol is the tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who is opposed to holiday cheer and indifferent to the sufferings of the poor in Victorian London. Scrooge is visited by four ghosts who offer him the opportunity to sympathize with his fellow man. The show will play the Goodman, November 19 - December 31. William Brown will direct this adaptation by Tom Creamer.
John Judd will star as Ebenezer Scrooge. The cast will also include Nate Burger as Dick Wilkins, Naren Chaudhry as Turkey Boy, Cameron Conforti (South Elgin) as Tiny Tim, Megan Delaney as Belinda, Susan Felder as Mrs. Fezziwig, Tim Gittings as Topper, Emma Gordon as Emily, Aaron Holland as Percy, Katie Jeep as Abby, Anish Jethmalani as the Ghost of Jacob Marley, John Lister as Mr. Fezziwig, Grant Mitchell as Peter, Eric Parks (Chicago) as Young Scrooge, Michael Perez as Mr. Ortle, Ron Rains as Bob Cratchit, Tiffany Scott as Belle, Christine Sherrill as Mrs. Cratchit, Susan Shunk as Ghost of Christmas Past, Lisa Tejero as Miss Crumb, Andy Truschinski as Fred, Penelope Walker as Ghost of Christmas Present, and Peyton Young as Martha.
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