Fri, 21 December 2007
A Christmas Carol!
Well, we did it. Dubbing ourselves the Empty Bottle Theatre Group, I assembled a cast of my closest friends to perform something that I have wanted to do for a long time, a live, old-time radio serial. When I asked everyone if they were interested, I got back an enthusiastic response, but since everyone was so busy this season, we had to improvise. So here is the theme, some characters were changed around and everyone got an un-edited script. It was one I found online that was used in Orson Well's original radio drama. Everyone was responsible for editing their own lines and could do whatever they wanted. We got together and ran through one scene, changed a few characters off the cuff, cracked open a few bottles of wine and ran with it.
So what you are hearing is a completely un-rehearsed, ad libbed version of A Christmas Carol. You can tell that as it nears the end of the show, we all are getting drunker and drunker...
I did very little editing and we all just had a blast. Granted MY ACCENTS ARE HORRIBLE, but it was all in good fun. You can hear us laughing in the background and several times, we almost couldn't contain ourselves as everything was done impromptu, which resulted in much spontaneous laughter.
A big thanks to Gary Dring from the Clever Little Pod podcast, my friend from the UK. He was kind enough to record the narration for the show. Thanks to Marco Rossetti for taking some great shots while we were recording, thanks to Dan Byers for helping with production and another big thanks to all my crazy friends who made this a great night of fun.
Clever Little Pod
Marco Rossetti Photography
Dan Byer's Goofy Graffix blog
Goofy Graffix site
A Worlds of Wayne Christmas Carol
As performed by the Empty Bottle Theatre Group
Scrooge / now Rita Scrooge: Laura Leininger
Bob Cratchit / now Bobbi Cratchit: Angie Ankenbauer
Small boy: Dan Byers
Fred / now Freda (Scrooge's neice): Gini Magnuson
Charity Gentleman / now Donation Chick: Laurie Brekke
Marley: Wayne Brekke
Ghost of Christmas Past: Jacob Houser
Fezzwig: Gini Magnuson
Belle / now Bill: Michael Campbell
Young Scrooge: Laura Leininger
Belle's Husband / now Bills Wife: Gini Magnuson
Ghost of Christmas Present: Angie Ankenbauer
Cratchit girl: Laurie Brekke
Mrs Cratchit / now Mr. Cratchit: Michael Campbell
Martha: Lori Umstead
Tiny Tim: Dan Byers
1st. Man: Dan Byers
2nd Man: Eric Magnuson
Boy: Wayne Brekke