We are blessed to have such a robust theatre scene in Austin. We have so many fun holiday theatre productions to choose from. But before you buy your tickets, let me convince you that one of this year’s MUST SEE holiday shows is Penfold Theatre Company’s A Christmas Carol: A Classic Radiocast.
I promise you, this show will be unlike no others. The play, performed by 4-5 very talented actors, is a radio show – complete with really fun sound effects. Standing in front of microphones the entire performance, the actors all play a few different roles each and it is so fun to see them all change characters right in front of you, complete with their facial expressions. Last year I was blown away with how much I enjoyed their radio show of Miracle on 24th Street, they did such a fantastic job of storytelling, that you got lost in the story with them. You completely forget there are microphones in front of them and begin to “see” the story unfold.
The sound effects – glass breaking, dishes clinking, taxi cab horn tooting, shoes running, and more – enhance the story and performance.
Penfold Theatre Company presents A Christmas Carol- Classic Radiocast December 3 – 26, 2015 at Old Settlers Hall at Old Settlers Park.
After putting their signature spin on holiday stories from the golden age of film, the players of the fictional KPNF radio station are reaching further back in time to recreate Dickens’ cherished masterpiece like you’ve never seen it before. Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchet, the Spirits and dozens of others are brought to life by a small company of virtuosic voice actors and live foley sound effects reminiscent of “A Prairie Home Companion”. Together, they tell the stirring story of an ice-hearted miser who is given a last shot at redemption one miraculous Christmas Eve night!
Performances are Thursday – Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, with two matinees on Saturday, December 19 & 26 at 3:00 pm. There will be no performance on December 24 & 25. The show will be performed through December 26, 2015.
Get your tickets here.
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