December 20 – January 2
A Merry Little Christmas Carol Radio Drama
in partnership with WSHU Public Radio
written and directed by Mark Shanahan
Based on A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
Running Time: 2 hours, including Parts I and II

Join the Playhouse on the radio! In this charming adaptation by Mark Shanahan, Scrooge’s world is populated by the voices of actors beloved by Playhouse audiences. Presented partnership with WSHU Public Radio; with original music, sound design, and audio production by John Gromada.

The best ghost story ever told.

Based on the timeless tale by Charles Dickens, A Merry Little Christmas Carol will transport you back in time before social media, before TV and the movies, when we asked our imaginations to give spirits corporal form. It’s a tale perfect for the radio, and through its magic, we bring to life the greatest miser of all time, Ebenezer Scrooge; the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future; and along the way we find the true spirit of Christmas.

Premiered in 2020, A Merry Little Christmas Carol became an instant Westport Country Playhouse Radio Theater classic. Choose your favorite way to hear the story again. Listen right here and now on our website through January 2. Tune in Christmas day on Saturday, December 25 at 3PM, on all WSHU Public Radio stations and at wshu.org. Or catch the rebroadcast on WSHU news/talk stations on Sunday, December 26 at 3PM.

Whether you listen online or gather around the radio, stay to the end to hear the behind-the-scenes interviews with the program creators.

And for the kids in the house, we created a special Storytime version of A Christmas Carol and activity book.

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MEET THE CAST

MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM

Mark Shanahan
Writer/Director
John Gromada
Original Music / Sound Design / Audio Production
Casting & Artistic Administration
Erin Joy Swank
Stage Manager
Joel David Abbott
Associate Sound Designer
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR / ASSOC. DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
Associate Producer / Director of Production

MEET OUR FRIENDS AT WSHU

Rima Dael
Station Manager
Tom Kuser
Program Director & Morning Edition Host
Julie Freddino
Production Director

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Mary Ellen and Jim Marpe
Judy and Scott Phares

 

This production was recorded for audio broadcast under strict COVID-19 protocols, with actors recording remotely from their own homes.

December 20 – January 2
A Merry Little Christmas Carol Radio Drama
in partnership with WSHU Public Radio
written and directed by Mark Shanahan
Based on A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
Running Time: 2 hours, including Parts I and II
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