Oldcastle Theatre to Host WBTN Live Radio Christmas Pageant
Being a musical and theatrical variety show reminiscent of Radio’s Golden Age, WBTN’s Live Radio Christmas Pageant will be performed live, on stage, at Oldcastle Theatre and broadcast live on WBTN 1370 AM, on Saturday, December 14, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased or reserved by calling Oldcastle Theatre at 802-447-0564. The lobby doors open at 6 p.m. Madison’s Brewing Company will provide a cash bar.
The show consists of comedic and dramatic skits and vignettes, a production of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, old-style radio commercials (performed by an ensemble of players), real, live sound effects and walk-on musical guests, including the Mount Anthony Union Chamber Singers and singers from the Bennington Children’s Chorus. The studio audience will be asked to participate in the show. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit both WBTN Radio (a local, community based A.M. radio station) and Oldcastle Theatre (a professional Actors’ Equity theatre). Although it is hoped that some money will be raised for WBTN and Oldcastle Theatre, the show is not a fund-raiser, per se. The goal of the production is to increase awareness of WBTN Radio and Oldcastle Theatre, and to offer the public something fun and exciting for audiences at low cost during the hectic holiday season. The show is being organized and performed by volunteers and with great support from Oldcastle and WBTN.
Oldcastle Theatre is located at 331 Main Street in Bennington, Vt.