Radio show: A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol -- Live Webcast!
Old-time radio, performed in front of an audience! With live music and sound effects!
THE FATHER OF RADIO DRAMA MEETS FATHER CHRISTMAS
On December 24, 1939, Orson Welles' adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol became the holiday favorite of the airwaves. Welles, who turned radio into audio theatre, captured the essence of Dickens' festive ghost story, and it became an annual tradition to tune in. And it has again...at the Richard Goad Theatre.
For the second year in a row, LBSC brings to life the much-loved characters, including Marley's Ghost, Scrooge's Nephew, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and Ebenezer Scrooge. Three performances only, in a live webcast, with music and sound effects performed by the actors! This year the Long Beach Shakespeare Company will present the classic 1939 radio edition of A Christmas Carol. It was originally produced by Orson Welles for his Campbell's Playhouse (which is what The Mercury Theatre on the Radio became after The War of the Worlds broadcast. The Mercury Theatre saved their weekly series from cancellation with the success of that broadcast, and won a sponsor, Campbell's Soup). This Christmas broadcast was an annual tradition, first performed on Christmas Eve, 1939, starring Lionel Barrymore as Scrooge.
LBSC presents a live webcast, recalling the wonderful tradition of being at home, by the fire, or next to your Christmas Tree, listening to great performances on the radio. You are invited to join us for the live performance at the Richard Goad Theatre, or you can hear it on your computer at www.lbshakespeare.org. Either way, you'll hear the actors perform the well-known characters: Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Nephew Fred, the Ghost of Christmas Past, Belle, and the rest! There will be live music and live sound effects, performed by the cast!
An hour of Christmas cheer at the Richard Goad Theatre. Bring the family! Get your tickets NOW. Very limited seating!
The Richard Goad Theater (View)
4250 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
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