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.
Whether you listen online or gather around the radio, stay to the end to hear the behind-the-scenes interviews with the program creators.
Interviews between WSHU and Westport Country Playhouse team that brought this timeless story to life.
And for the kids in the house, we filmed Jenny Nelson reading to a few lucky children a special Storytime version of A Christmas Carol. And there is also an activity packet to download!
Radio Air dates and
Premiering on December 19 and 26, 2020, on WSHU Public Radio stations, A Merry Little Christmas Carol became an instant Westport Country Playhouse Radio Theater classic and an annual tradition. The radio play aired again on December 23 and 24, 2021, and on December 24 and 25, 2022 on WSHU Public Radio stations and on wshu.org.
streaming on westportplayhouse.org
With each broadcast, the radio play is made available to stream through the holiday season.
MEET THE CAST
MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM
MEET OUR FRIENDS AT WSHU
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Mary Ellen and Jim Marpe
Judy and Scott Phares
with additional support from WSHU Public Radio
This production was recorded for audio broadcast in 2020 under strict COVID-19 protocols, with actors recording remotely from their own homes.
Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
in partnership with WSHU Public Radio