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November 21 – December 23
Step back in time to Christmas Eve, 1943, as the Feddington Players present A Christmas Carol live on-air. After an endless stream of interruptions, technical snafus, and theatrical missteps threaten to tank the broadcast, the company improvises a film noir spin on the classic Dickens tale. Sprinkled with swing arrangements of Christmas standards and original songs in the period style, A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol is the festive comedy to sweeten your holiday season.
By WALTON JONES, DAVID WOHL, and FAYE GREENBERG
Run time is approximately 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission
Performances held at Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 SW Grant Ave., Tigard, OR
Broadway Rose Theatre Company is honored to partner with Good Neighbor Center to help local families struggling with homelessness, so that they might experience the warmth of the season while receiving safe emergency housing and supportive, empowering services.
To help our neighbors in need, simply bring your unwrapped gift of any of the needed items list here to any performance of A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol or to the box office during business hours. There will be collection bins in the lobby. Thank you!
Saturday, November 24, 7:30 PM—Limited Availability
Thursday, November 29, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Friday, November 30, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Saturday, December 1, 2:00 PM—SOLD OUT—Post-show talk back*
Saturday, December 1, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Sunday, December 2, 2:00 PM—SOLD OUT Wednesday, December 5, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Thursday, December 6, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Friday, December 7, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Saturday, December 8, 2:00 PM—SOLD OUT
Saturday, December 8, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Sunday, December 9, 2:00 PM—SOLD OUT Wednesday, December 12, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Thursday, December 13, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Friday, December 14, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Saturday, December 15, 2:00 PM—SOLD OUT—Audio description available
Saturday, December 15, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Sunday, December 16, 2:00 PM—SOLD OUT Wednesday, December 19, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Thursday, December 20, 2:00 PM—SOLD OUT
Thursday, December 20, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Friday, December 21, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Saturday, December 22, 2:00 PM—SOLD OUT
Saturday, December 22, 7:30 PM—SOLD OUT
Sunday, December 23, 2:00 PM—SOLD OUT
*Talk-backs are free and open to the public. They begin immediately following the first Saturday matinee performance of the mainstage production and are held in the theater. You do not have to attend the Broadway Rose production in order to attend the talk-back.
Meet the Cast
Music Direction by Jeffrey Childs
Scenic Design by Robert Vaughn
Costume Design by Sarah Marguier
Light Design by Phil McBeth
Sound Design by Brian K. Moen and Sharath Patel
Wig Design by Jane Holmes
Properties Design by Emily Wilken
Stage Manager Jessica Junor
A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol is a little different from our usual fare. That’s what first intrigued me about the project. There is some traditional holiday music as well as a few new tunes, which is always exciting. The cast is a bit larger than we are used to in the holiday show and there is definitely more of a storyline. When reading the script, I found myself laughing out loud at some of the lines and antics that ensue as they try to pull of this wacky version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Then before I knew it, I was getting sentimental over some of the more poignant moments in the piece.
This musical is set against the backdrop of WWII, an era that has gathered a sort of romantic patina although it was a particularly difficult time in our nation’s history. No doubt the beautiful music and storytelling magic of a radio drama broadcast offered people a respite from the news of the day and gave families a chance to gather together. I hope this show does the same for you, so that whatever you are celebrating this holiday season, you’re able to create the memories you can look back on fondly years from now.
Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year.
News, Reviews, and Buzz
BWW Review: Broadway Rose’s A 1940S RADIO CHRISTMAS CAROL Is a Holiday Musical Journey to a Simpler Time
by Krista Garver
BroadwayWorld.com, Nov. 29, 2018
It’s a holiday show / history lesson / hilarious comedy all in one – fun for the whole family… Read more.
‘A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol’ takes a tuneful trip down nostalgia lane
by Amy Wang
The Oregonian/OregonLive, Nov. 27, 2018
For a lively, melodic take on the olden days, particularly the golden age of radio, tune in to this show… Read more.
Brilliant Winter Kick-Off at Broadway Rose
by Tina Arth
Westside Theatre Reviews, Nov. 27, 2018
…the most charming, touching, and musically thrilling (some of the harmonies gave me chills!) take on the “Radio Christmas Carol” genre I’ve seen – with no sacrifice in the quality of the comedy... Read more.
Fun rules in Broadway Rose’s season closer
by Judy Nedry
JudyNedry.com, Nov. 27, 2018
…spirited performances complete with interesting and comical special effects, some wonderful a cappella holiday tunes directed by Toots Navarre (musical director Jeffrey Childs), and a lot of laughs… Read more.
“A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol” @ Broadway Rose
by Kristopher Haines
The Crippled Critic, Nov. 26, 2018
“A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol” is remarkably different from Broadway Rose’s usual Yuletide fare… Read more.
WATCH: Behind the scenes of “A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol” with foley artist Will Shindler
Go behind the scenes of Broadway Rose Theatre Company’s production of A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol with William Shindler, who plays foley artist Isadore “Buzz” Crenshaw… Watch now.