Newport’s Red Octopus Theatre Company will present the perfect old-fashioned treat for the Holiday season this Saturday, Dec. 21, with the Oregon premiere of “The Lutz Radio Theatre Christmas Show (of 1947).”
It’s Christmas Eve 1947 and the final radio broadcast for station KMAS in Hollywood, California. After this, they’ll be converted to a television studio; and not everyone’s happy about it. When the writer throws a fit and the professional actors and musicians don’t arrive, the station workers must scramble to save the broadcast — after all, the show must go on.
Based on a play by Alex Golson and the Orange Coast College Repertory Theatre, the show is directed by Cody Larsen and stars Nikki Atkins, Jami Ivory, Jim Erickson, William Derek Webster and Joshua Lawrence.
Saturday’s performance starts at 7 pm at 777 W Olive Street. Tickets, $15 plus ticketing fees, are available at www.coastarts.org or by calling 541-265-ARTS (2787).
Hosted by the Tequila Mockingbirds, this family-friendly event features Christmas music, live theater, special surprises, hot chocolate and homemade holiday cookies
Each guest who donates two or more nonperishable food items will be entered for a chance to win two tickets to all four show in Red Octopus Theatre Company’s 2020 season. The line up includes “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, A Curious Rock Musical” in April, “One Night Delights” in July, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” in October and “The Christmas Show” in December.