December 4, 11 & 18 at 3 pm in the Drury Theatre

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L-R Harvey Black as Marley and Roger Allen Rickman as Scrooge. Photo Credit: Marie SchulteKeeping a Madison tradition alive, Madison Theatre Guild brings A Christmas Carol to the Drury stage as a radio play in December.  Charles Dickens' novella A Christmas Carol was published and released on December 19, 1843. Nearly a century later, it was first broadcast on the radio by Campbell Playhouse, starring Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater of the Air, on December 23, 1938.

Don't miss special guest Norman Gilliland from Wisconsin Public Radio as he opens our Saturday 12/4 and Saturday 12/18 shows.  Norman Gilliland is the host of weekday classical music programs and is co-producer of Midday Classics and University of the Air. He also hosts Old Time Radio Drama on Sunday evenings, and is the creator of GraceNotes, nationally broadcast vignettes drawn from the lives of classical music composers and performers.


  • December 4 at 3:00 pm
  • December 11 at 3:00 pm
  • December 18 at 3:00 pm

Running time is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.


Tickets for A Christmas Carol: a radio play are $15 for adults and $10 for students 18 and under. You may purchase tickets securely online until 24 hours before each performance, after which tickets will be available in person at the Bartell box office beginning one hour before each performance.

There are no refunds or exchanges.


Cast members include Brian Belz, Harvey Black, Christian Neuhaus, Kelly Fitzgerald, Carol Harrison, and Roger Allen Rickman.