A Christmas Carol: The Radio Show

At The Harrison Room in Congress Hall

Evening Performances - 7:30PM | Sunday Matinees - 3PM

by David Alberts

It’s Christmas Eve and with the actors snowed in and unable to make it to the studios of WXMS for the live radio performance of A Christmas Carol, the sound effects person decides to take the audience through the classic tale himself. In an impressive and amusing feat, this telling is performed as a 1940s radio play with one person providing all of the characters’ voices and sound effects. This rollicking, creative adaptation of Dickens’ classic work is sure to warm the hearts of even the chilliest audience members.

November 25 – December 30

General Admission Tickets: $25*
Dinner and a Show: $59*
Lunch and a Show (Sundays Only): $39*
Special Kids Tickets: $15*

For Dinner and a Show tickets please call the Blue Pig Tavern at 609-884-8422.

To purchase Dinner and a Show or Lunch and a Show, please call the Blue Pig Tavern at 609-884-8422. 


* Service Fees and Taxes may apply


Kevin Gilbert is honored to be given this opportunity to work with Cape May Stage. Kevin is a graduate of Kean University’s Theatre program. He was born in Florida but currently resides in North Cape May. He would like to thank Marlena, Meg and everyone at CMS. Love to Amy and Bella.



Marlena Lustik (Director) recently directed This Wonderful Life which was performed during the holiday season at Congress Hall.  For Cape May Stage Marlena has directed Red Hot Patriot, A Walk in the Woods, and A Tuna Christmas.  New York credits include Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya (which she co-adapted) for the Triangle Theatre Company and a production of A Cherry Orchard Off-Broadway for the Yorkville Repertory Theatre featuring Maureen Garrett. She has directed for the Deptford Players, The Comedy Club, the Snarks, and the 29th Street Rep in New York as well as done workshops of new plays such as Piano Bar Blues, Bavarian Rage, and Lotteria.  Her on-site theatre piece based on Everyman was performed at the Church of the Holy Trinity.  Her productions of The Seagull with Robert Newman and Vita and Virginia with other members of the cast of Guiding Light were performed at the Helen Hayes Theatre in Nyack, NY.  She has directed as a guest artist at Berea College, Lafayette College, and the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Marlena is also an accomplished actress who has appeared on Broadway, Off Broadway and at many regional theaters including The Long Wharf Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, The Goodspeed Opera House, The Kennedy Center, and of course Cape May Stage.  Thanks to Roy for the opportunity of working on this inspiring play and Alexa for keeping me sane.

Meg Dowling (Production Stage Manager)- Cape May Stage: Outside Mullingar, The Gin Game, Allergist’s Wife. Regional: Jesus Christ Superstar, He Wrote Good Songs, Room of My Own (Seven Angels Theatre), Closer Than Ever (Mezzeppa), Arthur and the Tale of the Red Dragon (People’s Light). New York: Henry V, School for Husbands (New York Classical), NY IT Awards, Brilliant Traces. Thank you to everyone at Cape May Stage and thank you to Mom, Dad, and Chris for your never ending support!

Cara M. Anderson (Assistant Stage Manager) is happy to be back for her second season at Cape May Stage. She is a proud alumna of University California, San Diego (MFA, Stage Management) and of Bethel University (BA, Theatre-Technical Design).  Cape May credits include: Red Hot Patriot; Mary, Mary; The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; Dead Man’s Cellphone; Trying; and A Cape May Christmas. Regional theatre credits include: Dr. King’s Dream and According to Coyote (PSM, Mixed Blood Theatre); His Girl Friday (SM Resident, La Jolla Playhouse); The Last Goodbye (SM Intern, The Old Globe); A Cool Drink A Water (SM Intern, Mixed Blood Theatre). UCSD theatre credits include She Stoops to Conquer, Elizabeth I, and Gas House Baby. Cara is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.


Mary Kate Smyser (Sound Design) is excited to be joining Cape May Stage for this season as the Sound Designer. A recent graduate of Temple University’s Theater Department, her regional credits include: Hand to God (Philadelphia Theatre Company – Associate Sound Designer), Hetty Feather (Delaware Theatre Company – Associate Sound Designer and Sound Engineer), Hillary and Clinton (Philadelphia Theatre Company – Assistant Sound Designer), The Secret Garden (The Arden Theatre Company – Assistant Sound Designer), A Christmas Carol (Delaware Theatre Company – Sound Engineer). Thank you to Leslie Martel and Cape May Stage for the opportunity to join you this season.

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