"We here in radioland hope that everyone out there had a fantastic Thanksgiving and that you're ready now for the holiday season!
Every year the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company brings you An Atlanta Christmas, a seasonal celebration of that most festive time of the year seen through Southern eyes. This year is going to be even more special for a few reasons. First, we've expanded Christmas this year by performing it in two places.
First up, we have our return this weekend to Memorial Hall in Stone Mountain Park. Here's the details on that:
Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9
2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Memorial Hall inside Stone Mountain Park. (Memorial Hall is the building at the top of the lawn facing the carving on the mountain).
Cost: FREE! (although getting inside SMP will require a nominal parking fee or a Mountain Membership).
Come on out and hear some ARTC favorites, some of which will only be performed this year at Stone Mountain!
Next we have yet another appearance at the Stage Door Players in Dunwoody. Check this out:
Saturday, December 22 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 23 at 2:30 pm
Stage Door Players
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Phone: 770-396-1726 (reservations strongly recommended)
A full two hour show with all your favorite Atlanta Christmas pieces, as well as a few new ones never heard before. If you've seen An Atlanta Christmas before, you need to come on out and see it again for the first time with selections that have been locked in our filing cabinet for far too long! Plus caroling, Christmas trees, elves, and most importantly, Christmas memories.
An Atlanta Christmas was originally written for the stage by Thomas E. Fuller and adapted for audio by Daniel Taylor. It is a series of vignettes describing the holiday season as seen through Southern eyes.
Mr. Fuller's vision was to have a modular show that could be expanded as the years went on, adding or subtracting pieces to fit the times, keep current, while still evoking those wonderful Christmas memories that we all share through imaginings of what Christmas has meant to various people throughout the history of the South. For one day a year, the Theater of the Mind gives way to a warm hearth and a bowl of gingerbread
and when from the roof there arises a clatter, it's neither a faceless monster nor a Martian.