About Us

Season of Carols began as the tiniest seed of an idea: to raise money for Season of Concern by recording one holiday song. That tiny idea quickly blossomed to include an entire CD full of holiday songs recorded by some of the brightest stars of the Chicago theatre and music community. 100% of the proceeds of this CD go to benefit Season of Concern.

SEASON OF CAROLS 2016 features the Chicago casts of Smokey Joe’s Café (Drury Lane Oakbrook), Tug of War: Civil Strife and Tug of War: Foreign Fire (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Season of Change (Marriott Theatre), The Bardy Bunch (Mercury Theater Chicago), The Producers (Mercury Theater Chicago), The Little Mermaid (Paramount Theatre) and Pump Boys and Dinettes (Theatre at the Center), as well as performers from Firebrand Theatre, Kokandy Productions, and Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus, and solo performers E. Faye Butler, Emily Rohm, Sophie Grimm, Elizabeth Doyle and Cory Goodrich.
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Season of Concern is the Chicagoland theatre community's fundraising organization, providing compassionate care to those in our community who are experiencing the effects of catastrophic illness. This effort supports the fight against HIV and AIDS by contributing to programs that provide direct care (personal financial support, housing care, meals, medications, legal assistance, and other services) to members of the Chicago and Midwestern theatre community; and by addressing emergency needs expressed by theatre community members in their struggles against other life-threatening illnesses.

As they say in John Reeger and Julie Shannon's beloved show, The Christmas Schooner: "Our blessings aren't ours to keep. They're meant to be passed along." And so, we raise our voices and we pass this very special music on to you.

Thank you for supporting Season of Concern by purchasing this album. In doing so, you are making a direct contribution to members of our community who are in desperate need. We hope you enjoy our gift to you in the spirit of the season.

With love,
Eugene Dizon and Cory Goodrich
Nearly 3,000 of these CDs have been recently delivered to various Chicago area theaters as “donation incentives” during their holiday audience solicitations for SoC through the month of December. These theaters are:

Northlight Theatre MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY, Drury Lane Oakbrook CRAZY FOR YOU, Theatre at the Center in Munster ANNIE WARBUCKS, Marriott Theatre SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, Court Theatre ELECTRA, House Theatre THE NUTCRACKER, About Face Theatre I AM MY OWN WIFE, Lookingglass Theatre MR. AND MRS. PENNYWORTH and the Mercury Theater Chicago THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER. In addition, these new holiday CDs are available at theater gift shops and stores at Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and the Paramount Theatre in Aurora.

The Season of Carols CD is available at theaters throughout Chicago, the Season of Carols' store, cdBaby and on iTunes.