Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Willamette Radio Workshop

The Willamette Radio Workshop is a Portland group that keeps the wonderful art of the radio drama alive.  They have an annual tradition of performing a radio adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" live at the Kiggins Theater in Vancouver, free with a food donation to the Clark County Food Bank.  It seems that even in 1843, people were struggling with finding the true meaning of Christmas in the midst of materialism.  I took Jasper to see their performance and he gave it two thumbs up!  They made it really fun to watch, with a spectacular choir adding songs to the story, fun slides of Victorian scenes, live foley artists at work, and even appropriate costumes.  I'm excited to learn that a recording of their performance will be broadcast on Christmas Eve on OPB radio 91.5 FM and streaming from http://www.opb.org/radio/listennow/player.php/.  Check it out!

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