A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol – Swift Creek Mill Theatre

By | November 4, 2018

A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol


Nov 17, 2018 – Jan 05, 2019

This innovative version of Dicken’s classic “A Christmas Carol” has far more hijinks than humbugs.

In this long-awaited sequel to the popular musical “The 1940s Radio Hour,” it’s Christmas Eve, 1943, and the Feddington Players are now broadcasting from a hole-in-the-wall studio in Newark, New Jersey. The company’s take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol descends into all the comedic mayhem and madness of a live radio show, resulting in a heart-warming dramatic climax.

The show is creatively envisioned as an onstage story in the style of the radio dramas so
popular in the first half of the 20th century. Audience members will get to see and hear the tools
and actors used to produce the sound effects and dialog while following along with the
characters as they go “on the air.” With a plot twist and lots of laughs, this warm and friendly
crowd pleaser will charm families and groups alike.
“A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol”
Book by Walton Jones
Music composed and arranged by David Wohl
Lyrics by Faye Greenberg
Clifton Feddington                 Mike White
William St. Claire                  Bill Blair
Fritz Canigliaro                        PJ Llewellyn
Charles “Cholly” Butts            Kenneth Putnam
Isadore “Buzz” Crenshaw     Gordon Graham
Jackie Sparks                         John Mincks
Margie O’Brien                     Tara Callahan Carroll
Judith Davenport                  Elisabeth Ashby
Sally Simpson                        Claire Gates
Harold J. Mullins                 Ian Page
Toots Navarre                         Shellie Johnson
Director                                     Tom Width
Musical Director                       Shellie Johnson
Lighting Designer                       Joe Doran
Costume Designer                       Maura Lynch Cravey
Scenic Designer                          Tom Width
Technical Director                      Jason “Blue” Herbert
Opening November 17, the production runs through January 5 on Fridays, Saturdays, and
select Thursdays at 8:00 pm. There are matinees select dates at 2:30 pm. Doors open for dining
two hours prior to curtain. Reservations are required to dine.
Reserved tickets are $40. Senior, Military, and Student tickets are available. Add dining for $17
up to 48 hours prior to a performance. Rush tickets are sold one hour prior to performances,
depending on seat availability; they range from $10-$20 and are perfect for audience members
who are new to theatre or cannot schedule tickets in advance.
About the Mill
Swift Creek Mill is one of the oldest registered landmarks in the nation and is home to historic
Swift Creek Mill Theatre, a not-for-profit that has been providing Central and Southside Virginia
professional performing arts for over 50 years. “The Mill,” as patrons call it, has long been a
beacon for cultural arts and a trusted resource in the area. Find out more at swiftcreekmill.com.
For more information about the Mainstage Season at Swift Creek Mill Theatre, contact
info@swiftcreekmill.com or call 804-748-5203.

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