A Radio Christmas Carol

The Willamette Radio Workshop will perform A Radio Christmas Carol at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Kiggins Theatre. The Willamette Radio Workshop recreates live radio dramas from the Golden Age of radio, using only voice actors and Foley sound effects.

A Radio Christmas Carol is a live, 1940s-style radio performance of Charles Dickens’ immensely and immediately popular novel, A Christmas Carol, first published December 1843. This radio play is adapted from the Campbell Playhouse radio dramatization narrated by Orson Welles and starring Lionel Barrymore as Ebenezer Scrooge. The old miser Scrooge, cold of heart and spirit, is transformed by visits from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future into a kind, generous, and compassionate man.

The Kiggins Theatre—located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver—will open its doors open at 6 p.m. so that families can enjoy the seasonal sounds of the Hough School Glee Singers and the Holly Jolly Singers, who will lead the audience in a selection of favorite Christmas carols. The evening is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Clark County Food Bank. Or, if you like, you can donate $5 to help fund future performances.


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