Gather 'round The Greene Space with the hosts of WQXR and WNYC for our annual radio play of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
The beloved holiday tradition returns with the help of Broadway and screen veteran Tony Roberts, who stars in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Mr. Roberts is perhaps best known for the six films he made with Woody Allen, including Annie Hall. As a special treat, Fred Newman of A Prairie Home Companion returns to provide live sound effects!
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The timeless classic tells the story of sour and stingy Scrooge and his transformation after the visits of Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. A story that still touches the hearts of audiences worldwide, the novella has been adapted to film, opera — and now radio.
The story will be brought to life in The Greene Space with a stage reading performed by Mr. Roberts and WQXR and WNYC personalities and reporters, including: Jeff Spurgeon, John Hockenberry, Brooke Gladstone, Manoush Zomorodi and Ilya Maritz. Directed by WQXR host Elliott Forrest. Audio play by award-winning playwright Arthur Yorinks.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL FULL CAST LIST
Scrooge – Tony Roberts
Bob Cratchit – Jeff Spurgeon
Child Singer – Sam Smithyman
Nephew – Graham Parker
Gentleman – Laura Walker
Marley – Brooke Gladstone
Mrs. Dilber – Sarah Montague
Christmas Past – Jenny Lawton
Fezziwig – John Schaefer
Belle – Manoush Zomorodi
Young Adult Scrooge - Ilya Maritz
Christmas Present – John Hockenberry
Mrs. Cratchit – Lorraine Mattox
Belinda – Jenny Lawton
Martha – Manoush Zomorodi
Peter Cratchit – Ilya Maritz
Tiny Tim – Sam Smithyman
Nephew’s Wife – Brooke Gladstone
Businessman 1 – John Hockenberry
Businessman 2 – John Schaefer
Old Joe – David Garland
Boy – Sam Smithyman
Narrator – Amy Eddings
Audio play written by Arthur Yorinks
Sound Effects by Fred Newman (Prairie Home Companion)
Music Composed and Performed by John Forster
Directed by Elliott Forrest
Sweets provided by Fairway Markets
Beer provided by Lagunitas Brewing Company
Cider provided by: