Christmas play is a parody of old time shows on radio

The Little Theatre Group will present it’s Christmas production, “Live Radio Christmas 2012,” beginning next Friday.

“Live Radio Christmas 2012” is a parody of radio shows from the 1930s and 1940s. The variety show comedy will feature a series of songs and skits related to Christmas, said Annette Hallett, Little Theatre Group president.

Ms. Hallett plays the station manager of WLTG 97 and is the director of the show.  Other cast members play various parts of the radio company staff.

According to Ms. Hallett, the radio shows of the past were held in front of live audiences and sponsorships are what kept the shows running.

Claus and Kringle, makers of an organic high octane fuel called reindeer nuggets, are the sponsors of WLTG 97.  They are threatening to close their account if the radio station does not meet their standards.

The station crew must work to put together the best Christmas show.

“Unfortunately, everything that could go wrong does,” said Ms. Hallett.

The audience of the show will have the chance to hear a day in the life stories from Mrs. Claus and learn the truth behind the Bethlehem barn and manager scandal from investigative reporter Holly Green, a release said.

Patrons can also hear Christmas carols and get Christmas recipes.

The Little Theatre Group is using the Christmas production to also collect items for orphans and abandoned children in Costa Rica.

Audience members are asked to bring a toy to the theater, wrapped and labeled with the suitable age group and gender of the toy recipient.

A representative will be there to collect these gifts which will be donated to the charity Open Arms Costa Rica.

Also, all the proceeds from the final show will be donated to the Angel of Love Foundation Tom and Norman Home in Guápiles.  Angel of Love provides shelter and care to abandoned adults and senior citizens.

Performance dates are Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 1 and 2 at 2:30 p.m. in the Teatro Laurence Oliver on Avenida 2 at Calle 28.

Adult tickets are 6,000 colons and student tickets are 2,500 colons.

Reservations are available at or by calling 8858-1446.

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