A Radio Christmas Carol

A Radio Christmas Carol

Re-Imagined Radio first offered a re-imagined radio adaptation of A Christmas Carol in 2013. For our adaptation we used the novel by Charles Dickens, first published in December 1834 and never out of print since. We were also inspired by the 24 December 1939 Campbell Playhouse radio dramatization narrated by Orson Welles and starring Lionel Barrymore as Ebenezer Scrooge. Welles voiced the part of Scrooge in an earlier Mercury Theatre on the Air performance, 23 December 1938. The next year public demand convinced us to reprise our original performance. We've continued doing that every holiday season, and A Radio Christmas Carol has become a community tradition, bringing joy and festivities to the seasonal holidays.

The story of A Christmas Carol is well-known. Ebenezer Scrooge, a miser cold of heart and spirit is transformed by Ghosts of Christmas into a kind, generous, and compassionate man. He gives Bob Cratchit a raise and becomes a second father to Tiny Tim. The point: humanity outweighs riches, and brings redemption.

2021 Episode

A Radio Christmas Sampler 2021
20 December 2021

Re-Imagined Radio samples from Christmas episodes of radio programs like Suspense, Rocky Fortune, The Damon Runyon Theatre, The Jack Benny Program, Bing Crosby and The Kraft Music Hall, Vic and Sade, and the 2020 recorded performance of A Radio Christmas Carol by Metropolitan Performing Arts. Broadcasts and streams by our local, regional, and international partners. Archival recordings available for on demand listening.

Listen

Optimized for radio broadcast.

Cast

Jeffrey Puukka as Ebenezer Scrooge

Credits

     Sound Design by John Barber
     Post Production by Marc Rose of Fuse Audio Design
     Social Media by Regina Carol Social Media Management
     Graphics by Holly Slocum Design
     Produced and Hossted by John Barber

Promotion

A Radio Christmas Sampler web poster by Holly Slocum, Holly Slocum Design (240 x 356)
Radio Christmas Sampler web poster 2021

A Radio Christmas Sampler cover poster by Holly Slocum, Holly Slocum Design (820 x 356)
Radio Christmas Sampler cover poster 2021

A Radio Christmas Sampler social media poster by Holly Slocum, Holly Slocum Design (2000 x 2000)
Radio Christmas Sampler social media poster 2021

A Radio Christmas Sampler full poster by Holly Slocum, Holly Slocum Design (2000 x 3000)
Radio Christmas Sampler poster 2021

2020 Episode

A Radio Christmas Carol 2020
24 December 2020

Re-Imagined Radio presented a recorded performance by Metropolitan Performing Arts actors and other community volunteers. Broadcasts and streams by our local, regional, and international partners. Archival recordings available for on demand listening.

Listen

Optimized for radio broadcast.

Part 1
Part 2
Cast

Julie Steinbrenner as Narrator
Jeffrey Puukka as Ebenezer Scrooge
Will Johnson as Bob Cratchit and 2nd Man
Kristen Heller as Charity Gentleman
Greg Shilling as Nephew Fred and Tiny Tim
Jason Weed as Ghost of Marley, Ghost of Christmas Present, Fezziwig, Man on Street, and 1st Man
Barbara Richardson as Ghost of Christmas Past and Goose Person
Kristin Heller as Belle, Kristin Heller, and Begger on Street
Will Johnson as Young Scrooge
Barbara Richardson as Martha Cratchit
Ghost of Christmas Future (a non-speaking part)

Credits

Directed by Barbara Richardson
Sound Design by John Barber
Post Production by Martin John Gallagher
Social Media and Graphic Design by Holly Slocum
Produced and Directed by John Barber

Promotion

WSU Vancouver Partners with Re-Imagined Radio for Holiday Tradition, The Reflector, 18 Dec. 2020.
Re-Imagined Radio Performances, Visit Vancouver USA, 11 Dec. 2020.
Hewitt, Scott. For Clark County Performing Groups, The Show Must Go On(line). The Columbian, 3 Dec. 2020, pp. B1, B5.

A Radio Christmas Carol 2020

2019 Episode

A Christmas Carol 2019
18 December 2019

Re-Imagined Radio presented a live performance by Metropolitan Performing Arts actors and other community volunteers at Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver, Washington. Audience count: 250. Broadcast and streamed on KXRW.FM (Vancouver, Washington) and KXRY.FM (XRAY.FM, Portland, Oregon). No recording available.

Cast

John Barber as Narrator, Fezziwig, and Begger on Street
Jeffrey Puukka as Ebenezer Scrooge
Greg Shilling as Bob Chartchit
Derek Nolan as Charity Gentlemen
Ethan Radcliff as Nephew Fred and 1st Man
Bob Meek as Ghost of Marley and 2nd Man
Arianna Dorenbosch as Ghost of Christmas Past and Young Girl with Cratchit family
Rebekah Hetrick as Belle and Martha Cratchit
Derek Nolan as Young Scrooge
Larry Taylor as Ghost of Christmas Present and Man on Street
Laura Hankins as Mrs. Cratcit
Rylan Lewis as Tiny Tim and Goose Person

Credits

Directed and Produced by John Barber
Sound Design by John Barber
Promotional Graphics by Laura Evancich

Photo Gallery

Photography by Steve Hart

2018 Episode

A Radio Christmas Carol 2018
20 December 2018

Re-Imagined Radio presented a live performance by Metropolitan Performing Arts actors and other community volunteers at Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver, Washington. Audience count: 270. Streamed live on KXRW-FM, Vancouver's community radio. Archival recording available for on demand listening.

Listen

Recorded live performance.

Credits

Promotional Graphics by Betsy Hanrahan

Promotion

"A Radio Christmas Carol." The Columbian, Weekend Section, 14 Dec. 2018, p. 26.

Photo Gallery

Photography by N.E.H. Photography

2017 Episode

A Radio Christmas Carol poster (2017)
20 Decemeber 2017

Re-Imagined Radio presented a live performance by Metropolitan Performing Arts actors, the Metropolitan Performing Arts Carolers, The Juleps, and other community volunteers at Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver, Washington. Audience count: 320. Streamed live on American Senior Radio Network. Archival recording for on demand listening.

Listen

Recorded live performance.

Promotion
A Radio Christmas Carol poster (2017)

Hewitt, Scott. The Sound of Scrooge: Vancouver Group Steps Up To Keep "A Radio Christmas Carol" on the Air The Columbian, 15 Dec. 2017, pp. D1, 2.

Photo Gallery

Photography by N.E.H. Photography

2016 Episode

A Radio Christmas Carol 2016 poster
21 December 2016

Re-Imagined Radio presented a live performance by Willamette Radio Workshop actors and other community volunteers at Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver, Washington. Audience count: 300+. Streamed live on American Senior Radio Network. Rather than paid admissions, audience members donated non-perishable food items for The Clark County Food Bank. Donations of 763 pounds of food and $325.00 provided 2,228 meals for hungry families in Clark County. Archival recording available for on demand listening.

Listen

Recorded live performance.

Credits

Directed by Sam A. Mowry
Promotional Graphics By Sam A. Mowry
Produced by John Barber

Promotion

Hewitt, Scott. Willamette Radio Workshop To Present 'A Christmas Carol' at Kiggins. The Columbian, 11 Dec. 2016.
Hewitt, Scott. The Sounds of Scrooge Come To Life. The Columbian, 17 Dec. 2016, pp. D1, D2.
A Radio Christmas Carol 2016 social media poster

2015 Episode

A Radio Christmas Carol 2015 poster
16 December 2015

Re-Imagined Radio presented a live performance by the Willamette Radio Workshop at Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver, Washington.

Listen

Recorded live performance.

Credits

Directed by Sam A. Mowry
Promotional Graphics by Kate Palermini
Produced by John Barber

Promotion

Facebook page for this event.

Hewitt, Scott. Christmas on the Radio. The Columbian, 11 Dec. 2015.

2014 Episode

A Radio Christmas Carol 2014 poster
18 December 2014

Re-Imagined Radio presented a live performance by the Willamette Radio Workshop at Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver, Washington. No recording available.

Cast

Curtis Hanson as Scrooge
with Cindy McGean, Chris Porter, Renne King, Alyson Ayn Osborn, and Sam A. Mowry

Credits

Live Sound by D. Neil Blake and Phillip Bursch
Projections by Joe Medina
Directed by Sam A. Mowry
Promotional Graphics by Sam Mowry

Preomotion

Facebook page for this event.
WSUV Brings Program, Artwork To Downtown. The Columbian, 13 Dec. 2014.

2013 Episode

A Radio Christmas Carol 2013 poster
19 December 2013

Re-Imagined Radio presented a live performance by the Willamette Radio Workshop at Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver, Washington. No recording available.

Credits

Directed by Sam A. Mowry
Promotional Graphics by Sam A. Mowry