THE BIG CHRISTMAS SHOW, A MUSICAL RADIO PLAY will play on Friday, Dec 8 through Sunday Dec 10 at Southampton Arts Center.
December 3, 2023: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, is presenting The Big Christmas Show, A Musical Radio Play, that celebrates the holidays, and the spirit of radio variety shows. Conceived and written by Joe Landry and Michael Disher, the tale is set at a star-studded variety broadcast starring Tallulah Bankhead, Groucho Marx, Ethel Merman and a host of other celebrities. When the broadcast forces the WBFR radio staff and performers to rise to the proverbial occasion, an unexpected heartfelt harmony occurs on this Christmas Eve, 1950.
The new play with holiday music, marking its first workshop performance, embraces several well-known Christmas tales including The Gift of the Magi, Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and some rare, unexpected songs and stories. Michael Disher directs this evening. Amanda Jones is musical director.
The cast includes Daniel Becker, Salli-Jo Borden, Susan Cincotta, Sue Conklin, Kieran Conlon, Tim Ferris, Richard Gardini, Joey Giovingo, Tom Gregory, Amanda Jones, Tom Rosante, Michaal Lyn Schepps, Mary Sabo Scoponich, and John Seabury create the station staff who unite in spirit, belief and hope on this snowy Christmas Eve.