A Christmas Carol Live From The Greene Space

Tune in for the radio broadcast 12/24 at 8pm and 12/25 at 6pm on WQXR 105.9 in NYC

Thursday, December 08, 2011

A star-studded cast from WQXR and WNYC presents the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, live from the Greene Space. Tune into WQXR's on-air broadcast on 12/24 and 12/25 to listen to the performance or watch the video of the archived webcast below.

Playing the miserly ol’ Ebenezer Scrooge is television and film actor F. Murray Abraham, who won an Oscar for his role as Antonio Salieri in the 1984 film Amadeus. Soundcheck’s John Schaefer serves as narrator, Jeff Spurgeon is the good-hearted Bob Cratchit and David Garland plays Jacob Marley.

Here is the complete cast and crew lineup:

Artistic Team:
Elliott Forrest – director.
Arthur Yorinks – writer.
Fred Newman (Prairie Home Companion) – sound effects.
John Forster – composer/pianist.

Narrator – John Schaefer.
Ebenezer Scrooge – F. Murray Abraham.
Bob Cratchit – Jeff Spurgeon.
Child – Jalen Robinson (11-year-old student).
Nephew – Jad Abumrad.
Gentleman – Richard Hake.
Marley – David Garland.
Mrs. Dilber – Naomi Lewin.
Christmas Past – Nimet Habachy.
Young Scrooge – Elliott Forrest.
Fan – Naomi Lewin.
Fezziwig – Brian Zumhagen.
Belle – Lorraine Mattox.
Adult Scrooge - Elliott Forrest.
Christmas Present – Robert Krulwich.
Mrs. Cratchit – Celeste Headlee.
Belinda – Naomi Lewin.
Martha – Lorraine Mattox.
Peter Cratchit – Jad Abumrad.
Tiny Tim – Jalen Robinson.
Nephew’s Wife – Lorraine Mattox.
Businessman 1 – Richard Hake.
Businessman 2 – David Garland.
Miss Eliza – Celeste Headlee.
Undertaker – Elliott Forrest.
Old Joe – Brian Zumhagen.
Boy – Jalen Robinson.

A broadcast recording of A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama, will air at 8 pm on Dec. 24.

Watch a video of the Webcast:

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Comments [7]

Douglas Berry

HEY! - In general very fine, especially Nimette! BUT what happened to the bit about the doornail and the door knocker? Something I think Mr. Yorinks should not have left out - or did I miss something?

Dec. 26 2011 08:08 PM
Richard Goodwin from NYC

Bravo. Simply wonderful (and timely).

Dec. 25 2011 11:26 PM
June LeBell

I knew you were talented but I never thought you all could ACT, too!! I'm jealous and proud, all at the same time. What a wonderful Christmas present. Love to all - - June

Dec. 25 2011 03:10 PM
Jim from Nashville, TN

As much as I enjoyed HEARING this radio dramatization of Dickens' CAROL, I immensely enjoyed watching professionals bring this tricky bit of stage production off. The ghosts effect was fabulous, and the musical accompaniment for background and special sound effects were spot on. With downtown traffic sliding by outside the studio, it is a magical effect. Thanks so much to everyone participating. Kudos to Scrooge, and all the Cast!

Dec. 24 2011 05:44 AM
Kurland family from central NJ

How we wish we hadn't missed this. We so thoroughly enjoy F. Murray Ibraham in all his incarnations and would loved to have seen the familiar NYC people in person.
Now more than ever there's no other classical station to compare with QXR. Thank you.

Dec. 15 2011 02:41 PM
Susan Eiswerth from Cincinnati, Ohio

WONDERFUL ALL! Especially enjoyed Mrs. Dilber. As delightful a voice in character as in person. Formerly with Cincinnati's WGUC, New York is fortunate to have Ms. Lewin now. . .

Dec. 12 2011 10:48 AM
Denis Glennon from New Jersey

An absolutely delightful performance and so good to see Mr. Abraham in his typically fine form, to finally "meet' my daily visitors from the WNYC broadcast community, and most of all to witness Jeff Spurgeon's truly inspired Cratchit cockney.
At every Christmas Season there is one event by which I always remember it...this year it will be WNYC's Christmas Carol.

Dec. 09 2011 03:53 PM

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