In mid-November of 2017, the Elgin Theatre Company hosted the first Elgin Old Tyme Radio Show
in the Elgin Art Space black box theater located on the 8th floor of the Elgin Professional building at 164 Division Street in downtown Elgin. This program was launched over the two weekends just prior to Thanksgiving weekend with the intent of stimulating an early holiday mood for all who attended.
It was an immediate success and the six shows played to almost capacity audiences. This year the Elgin Theatre Company will be again performing three totally different holiday scripts in radio show format. The audience will feel they are again sitting in an actual radio studio watching three “live” performances complete with sound effects and period radio commercials being created and enacted right before their very eyes. All three scripts were actually done on the radio in the early to mid 50’s.
The first performance, “Jack Benny Buys Don Shoelaces for Christmas” will highlight Jack’s normal stingy focus on things when he attempts to go Christmas shopping with Mary and rediscovers his inability to make a decision when offered more than one choice in the items he is looking for. This will have you rolling in the aisles.
The second performance bring us back to “Our Miss Brooks—A Letter to Sandy Clawsss”. Here we see Miss Brooks involved again with humorous bits with her landlady, Mrs. Davis, her school principal, Mr. Conklin, her part time beau and fellow teacher, Mr. Boynton, and all the other characters that made this show the huge favorite it was for years for radio audiences across America.
The third script is from a long time family favorite “Father Knows Best Christmas 1953”, and highlights the Anderson family and their real life happenings in the then evolving modern America and how it affected traditional values in the 1960’s. This particular episode deal with Father showing his family what the real meaning of Christmas is. You will enjoy this heartwarming story from the beginning to its very end.
PERFORMANCE DATES: Performances of An Elgin Old Tyme Holiday Radio Show 2
will be held November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18, 2018, Friday and Saturday performances start at 8:00PM and Sunday performances start at 2:00PM.
PERFORMANCE LOCATION: An Elgin Old Tyme Holiday Radio Show 2
will be presented at the Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division St., Elgin, IL 60120, on the 8th floor of the Elgin Professional Building
in downtown Elgin.
TICKETS: Tickets for An Elgin Old Tyme Holiday Radio Show 2
are priced at $20.00 for adults and $18.00 for seniors and students. Group rates and season tickets for the Elgin Theatre Company are also available.
RESERVATIONS: For reservations or more information call: (847) 741-0532
, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
, or see the ETC website: www.elgin-theatre.org
, to purchase tickets online