Friday, December 02, 2016

"It's beginning to seem a lot like Christmas...."

In Summerville, The Flowertown Players have kicked off the most wonderful time of the year - Christmas - with their wacky, rollicking, off-the-rail version of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.

I was sitting on the edge of my seat in the audience last night for the final dress rehearsal.

These Really Ready for Prime Time players were having their first exposure to a live audience after weeks of preparing and rehearsing according to Director Monica Shows.

Enjoy some family fun in the cozy setting at the James F. Dean Theatre Dec 2 - Dec 11 and experience their 1940s Radio A Christmas Carol .

Details of show dates - and prices - are included below.

I am almost of an age to  recall those days of War bonds, rationing, paper drives, Mutual Radio Network and the Newark, NJ Eastern Wartime time zone.

These were the days predating television of course and sitting in the "live studio audience" was a real time-warp treat.

The red ON THE AIR sign was lighted and the APPLAUSE and LAUGHTER signs flashed on as really unneeded prompts.

Here are the details on the show, when it's performed and the price of admission:
Christmas Eve, 1943, in Newark, NJ, and the Feddington Players are set to present a contemporary A Christmas Carol

Not the usual holiday offering as a veteran actor, William St. Claire, has an on-air breakdown and begins to connect his life with that of the classic Dickens tale. 

Whether it’s the noisy plumbing, missed cues, or over-the-top theatrics, this show is an entertaining excursion into the mayhem of a live radio production complete with holiday music! 
The Flowertown Players will present the show on December 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 @ 8PM & December 4 & 11 @ 3PM. 
Tickets range from $15-$25.
 (Click on the photos and links for more details)

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