The Miracle on the Mall




Charles Dickens'

A Christmas Carol

Script Adaptation, Music & Lyrics by Jack Schultz

Musical Arrangements by Kathleen Dooley and Jack Schultz

December 9th to December 17th, Fri & Sat 8pm

Sunday December 11th & Sunday December 18th 3pm

For the 29th consecutive year, The Riverfront Playhouse will present their own original version of A Christmas Carol. Adapted from the classic Charles Dickens story by Riverfront veteran Jack Schultz, this production of A Christmas Carol features 9 songs also written by Schultz.

Tickets for A Christmas Carol are $17 for adults, $15 for children, students and senior citizens. Reservations are definitely recommended since performances of A Christmas Carol sell out quickly.

This is an Assigned Seating show - the seats you pick are the seats you will have.



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The Riverfront Playhouse

Est. 1978

The Riverfront Playhouse is a 501c3 not-for-profit store front theater founded in 1978 and established under the direction of David Morris as a creative outlet for actors of all walks of life and all levels of experience to learn and hone their craft. With the very first show, UNDER THE YUM YUM TREE, which featured the talents of Gary Puckett, Christiane Morris, Dick Hawks, and Barbara Alexander, the playhouse was off and running.


The Riverfront Playhouse has doubled it's size since its inception, and we're constantly looking for ways to make it even bigger. Through the un-flagging loyalty of our personnel and patrons, we've made it to well over 200 mainstage shows, countless children's theatre presentations, and

While performing in the backroom of Max's All-American Bar, which sat on the corner of The Water Street Mall and Galena Boulevard, the actors were all crammed into a coffin-like backstage area, and were forced to do their costume changes out on the Mall behind bedspreads held up by their fellow actors and technical personnel.


we have remained a venue for diverse and exciting entertainment in the Western Suburbs, as well as a sort of blue-collar clubhouse for the artistic types of the Chicagoland area. Our longevity is a tribute, not only to the folks that handle the day to day grind of business, but to the audiences that have kept our doors open since 1978. A debt of gratitude is owed to all.


News & Updates


A message from the Riverfront Board of Directors:

The January Meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for Wednesday, January 1th, 2023, 7:00 p.m. at the Riverfront Playhouse offices. There will be no December Meeting.


“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.”

Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

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Riverfront Playhouse
P.O. Box 1703
Aurora, Illinois 60507

(630) 897-9496