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' 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!
Step back in time with the Feddington Players, and get into the holiday spirit with A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol at St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre.
"We listened transfixed and thus instantly became part of the radio studio audience...and the songs are outstanding, especially the choral arrangements of holiday classics like 'Deck the Halls,' 'Carol of the Bells,' and 'Silent Night.' What a lovely blending of voices in tight harmony." — The Amana Society Bulletin
"The music was the perfect touch that nicely wrapped this pretty package of a show...A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol was just the thing I needed to stoke the holiday embers of my once-cold Christmas heart. If you're in the mood for a sweet story, sparkling music, and a bit of nostalgia, go and see this gem before the chance of a little holiday-mood jumpstart passes you by." — David Doyle, Edge:New York.com
"...laughs and hearty applause from every age group in attendance...chaotic and hilarious." — Pam Hardy, The Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com