Monday, November 29, 2010

A Christmas Carol in Western North Carolina

In a bow to 1930's-era radio dramas, performers will recreate Orson Welles's classic broadcast of "A Christmas Carol" onstage at Western North Carolina University. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, in WCU’s Fine and Performing Arts Center. All tickets are $10 each.

The team of Steve Carlise, Bruce Frazier and Don Connelly, all WCU faculty members, are responsible for putting together this one time performance which will be done live at the 1000 seat Arts Center. It will be simulcast on the radio and streamed on the Internet. A live orchestra and sound effects will bring us all back to 1938.

Connelly tracked down Welles's original script, got permission from Campbell's Soup Company who owns the rights to the show and even found Arthur Anderson who played the Ghost of Christmas Past in the 1938 broadcast. He is 88 years old and will be coming to Cullowhee to reprise his role.

Take a break from the holiday rush and come to Waynesville for a  Smoky Mountain romantic getaway  and purchase tickets for this great show . Afterwards, come back to Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast and end a perfect evening sitting fireside sipping on champagne or enjoying some stress free time in the Jacuzzi!

Rachel Reid, Very Happy Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina My Zimbio
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