FDL Community Theater To Offer Live Performance On Air

Fond du Lac Community Theatre (FDLCT) will perform a live radio version of Auntie Scrooge – a BACKWARDS Christmas Carol on Wednesday, December 16 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.. This event is sponsored by Fox Valley Savings Bank

Fond du Lac Community Theatre, like most non-profits, has had to find new ways to entertain their publics. With the holiday season approaching, a live read of a Christmas-themed show seemed appropriate. 

“Fond du Lac Community Theatre continues to develop alternative options for both our theatre-goers and performers,” Tracy Qualmann, Fond du Lac Community Theatre board president, said. “This opportunity to partner with local organizations in sponsorship and delivery continues to shine light on the generosity Fond du Lac has to offer.”

Auntie Scrooge – a BACKWARDS Christmas Carol  is set in modern times, and tells the tale of Auntie Scrooge, a kindly, old great-great-great-great-grand-niece of the reformed Ebenezer Scrooge. Auntie runs an ice cream company in Connecticut–full of silly singing cows and traditional goodies, but she runs afoul of conniving underlings who seek to replace egg nog with the Taiwanese tea, milk and tapioca beverage, Boba (“Bubble Tea”). In the Scrooge family tradition, Auntie is visited by Marley’s ghost–but not Jacob Marley. Instead, it’s the ghost of reggae star, BOB Marley–in dreadlocks and a Santa suit, dragging gift boxes and chains behind him. He explains how tough it is to be a saint and wishes to save Auntie from future “compassion fatigue.” The fun doesn’t end there! 

“We’ve gathered a group of talented Fond du Lac Community Theatre members to deliver this show,”Nancy Irizarry-Beachy, board vice president and show director, said. “This is something new for us and we’re excited to provide a live performance, albeit delivered slightly different.”

Those who wish to listen to the show can hear the live read on Wednesday, December 16 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Replay versions will be aired on Sunday, December 20 from  1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and Monday, December 21 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. All programming will take place on The Source, FM 93.7/AM 1170/FM 103.3.