A Christmas Carol During the Pandemic
The Columbus Civic Theater has created a radio play based on its stage adaption of Charles Dickens’ popular novella, A Christmas Carol. Due to the pandemic, the Civic’s annual production could not be presented this year. An adaptation of the work as a radio play, recorded with the full cast, is provided below. The recording, which has been funded by the Civic’s donors and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Columbus City Council, and Mayor Ginther, is free to all.
With a firm foundation in the original work, the radio play uses favorite performers from previous productions, sound effects, and carols. Narrated by Harold Yarborough (Hoke, Driving Miss Daisy) and featuring Tracy Tupman (Macduff, Macbeth) as Ebenezer Scrooge, the cast includes Abby Dorn, Vicky Welsh Bragg, Britt Kline, Scott Douglas Wilson, Max Muir, Sam Bermudez, Todd Taylor, Frannie Mamlin, and Macao Bermudez as Tiny Tim.
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