KVBB-LP 94.5 Big Bear and the Big Bear Theater Repertory Company’s ‘Playhouse on the Air’ will present a special production of a holiday show for one night only beginning with doors at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 4, at The Cave in Big Bear Lake. There will be live music for about an hour before the show, then a live radio drama presentation of a holiday show on a Dickens’ classic.
The show is a community fundraiser for two designated charities:
- The Big Bear Lake Board of Realtors CanTree Program, collecting wrapped, nonperishable food items such as boxes, cans, bottles or jars of food to ensure those less fortunate in the Big Bear Valley have foodstuff during times of need.
- Hard dollar profit to underwrite the Special Olympics Polar Plunge scheduled for March 2016 in the Big Bear Valley.
Admission for this unique fundraising production is FREE. However, we request the donation of two wrapped, nonperishable food items or maybe $5. Donations are tax deductible.
(Big Bear Theater tax number is 46-3401634.)
So, come down to The Cave, drop a couple cans into the box or a couple bucks into the till and enjoy a great show and live music along with your Big Bear friends and family.
Donation or not, the show is FREE for everyone to celebrate the holidays and a gift to the Community from KVBB-LP 94.5 FM Big Bear and from the Big Bear Theater Repertory Company.
The production will be performed in the style of the timeless radio dramas of the Golden Age of Radio such as “The Shadow” and “Flash Gordon.” The performers will stand on stage in front of their microphones reading their scripts while Foley artists execute the show’s sound effects live on the stage.
Before the show, the whole family may enjoy live music and carol along with the band singing popular holiday tunes such as “White Christmas” and “Jingle Bells.”
For more information and tickets please visit www.BigBearTheater.com or call (909) 771-0889.
The comical premise of this special radio production is that the cast of a radio drama version of Dickens’ immortal tale, “A Christmas Carol” is rehearsed and ready to perform, but a blizzard blocks the players from reaching the radio station. Only the station’s technical director and two others who live next door to the station can brave the elements and put the station on the air. However, instead of doing the logical thing and postponing the production, the trio decides “the show must go on” and resolve to perform all the many roles in the holiday production themselves.