Tigard, OR – Broadway Rose Theatre Company concludes its 2018 Season of Irresistible Fun with A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol, at the Broadway Rose New Stage. Preview performance is Wednesday, November 21 with opening night on Friday, November 23, and performances continuing through December 23, 2018. Evening performances are Wednesday through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Matinees are at 2 p.m. on Sundays, and on Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15 & 22. There is also a special Thursday Matinee at 2 p.m. on December 20. Performances are held at the New Stage located at 12850 SW Grant Avenue in Tigard. Tickets are priced from $30 to $48 for adults (depending on date). Tickets in the upper section for ages 6-18 are $20 and ages 19-30 are $25. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. $5 tickets are available for Oregon Trail Card holders through the Arts for All program. For a full listing of show performances or to order tickets visit www.broadwayrose.org, call 503.620.5262, or visit the box office at 12850 SW Grant Ave., Tigard.
Step back in time to Christmas Eve, 1943, as the Feddington Players present A Christmas Carol live on-air. After an endless stream of interruptions, technical snafus, and theatrical missteps threaten to tank the broadcast, the company improvises a film noir spin on the classic Dickens tale. Sprinkled with swing arrangements of Christmas standards and original songs in the period style, A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol is the festive comedy to sweeten your holiday season.
Director and choreographer Dan Murphy notes that the musical is set against the backdrop of WWII, a particularly difficult time in our nation’s history. “No doubt the beautiful music and storytelling magic of a radio drama broadcast offered people a respite from the news of the day and gave families a chance to gather together,” says Murphy. “I hope this show does the same for you, so that whatever you are celebrating this holiday season, you’re able to create the memories you can look back on fondly years from now.”
The production was written by Walton Jones, David Wohl, and Faye Greenberg. Broadway Rose’s production team includes Jeffrey Childs (Music Director), Robert Vaughn (Set Designer), Sarah Marguier (Costume Designer), Phil McBeth (Lighting Designer), Brian Moen and Sharath Patel (Sound Designer), Emily Wilken (Prop Designer), and Jessica Junor (Production Stage Manager).
The cast comprises Tim Blough, Jeffrey Childs, Jared Mack, Sarah Maines, Shawn Rogers, William Shindler, Jade Tate, Joe Theissen, Malia Tippets, and Jackson Wells.
Broadway Rose’s 2018 season is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council, the Oregon Arts Commission, and the City of Tigard. The Title Sponsor is Pearson Financial Group. The Show Sponsor is Curtis T. Thompson, MD & Associates, and The Oregonian is the Media Sponsor.
BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY is Oregon’s premier musical theatre company. Under the artistic direction of Sharon Maroney, Broadway Rose has been producing professional musical theatre in the Portland area since 1992, enriching the region’s cultural life and increasing opportunities for Oregonians to participate in the arts. Broadway Rose is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to keeping live theatre affordable and making its productions accessible to all members of the community.