A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol

A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol

by: Walton Jones, David Wohl, Faye Greenberg

by: Walton Jones, David Wohl, Faye Greenberg

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A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol

A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol

by: Walton Jones, David Wohl, Faye Greenberg

by: Walton Jones, David Wohl, Faye Greenberg

Overview

The long-awaited sequel to the popular The 1940's Radio Hour. It's Christmas Eve, 1943, and the Feddington Players are now broadcasting from a hole-in-the-wall studio in Newark, NJ, and set to present their contemporary "take" on Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Whether it's the noisy plumbing, missed cues, electrical blackouts, or the over-the-top theatrics of veteran actor, but radio novice, William St. Claire, this radio show is an entertaining excursion into the mayhem and madness of a live radio show. St. Claire's escalating foibles and acting missteps propel the show to a simultaneously comedic and heart-wrenching dramatic climax: St. Claire has an on-air breakdown, and begins to connect his own life with that of the classic Dickens tale. In order to "save the show," the company improvises an ending to Charles Dickens' classic as a film noir mystery, featuring a hardboiled detective, a femme fatale, and an absurd rescue of Tiny Tim (and the Lindbergh baby) from the clutches of a Hitler-esque villain named Rudolf!

High School Musical lyricist Faye Greenberg and composer David Wohl have written four delightful period songs for the Feddington Players, and swing arrangements of many Christmas standards. Seamlessly combining drama and comedy, heartbreak and hope, A 1940's Radio Christmas Carol will sing its way into your heart. If you enjoyed 1940's Radio Hour, step back in time once again with the Feddington Players, and get into the holiday spirit with A 1940's Radio Christmas Carol. 

Accompaniment tracks recorded by the composer are now available!

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Details

  • Genre: Christmas/Holiday
  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras, Parts for Senior Actors
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Walton Jones

Walton Jones is a 1975 graduate of the Yale School of Drama. As a teacher of acting, directing, and playwriting, he has served on the faculty at Yale School of Drama, and University of California, San Diego, and currently at Colorado State University. He has directed twice on Broadway, six plays off-Broadway, including ...

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David Wohl

David Wohl composes music for theater, multimedia, dance, concert hall, television, and film, and has received 16 ASCAP Special Awards for his works. David is the composer and arranger for the widely performed "A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol," sequel to the popular "The 1940s Radio Hour." To date, the show has been prod ...

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Faye Greenberg

Faye Greenberg

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