John Patrick Bray
Christmas in the Airwaves!
Photo courtesy of Lyric Arts Main Street Theatre, 2015
Christmas in the Airwaves World Premiere.
It's 1944 and while the boys are off at war, families are curled up by their radio sets to catch an extra special Christmas radio broadcast with WLAG's New York radio star, Max Tyrone. The cast and producers of the local weekly live radio show, including the lovely Welsh Sisters, are all abuzz as they prepare to present Christmas in the Airwaves. Max is home for the holidays to sell the family farm, before heading back to the Big Apple. When news breaks of a major air strike, attention is turned to Europe as Gloria Welsh worries about her fiancé, serving as a pilot overseas. It's a hometown tale of love, loss, and the things we hold most dear.
CAST SIZE: 5M 4W (plus Musicians)
"This simple, sweet, charming story with lovely holiday and wartime music is as comforting as hot apple cider on a cold and snowy day." - Cherry and Spoon
"I love a show at this time of year that tells a good story while embracing the “holiday spirit” with themes of love and optimism, and Christmas in the Airwaves is just that: a good story that, while set 70 years ago, is still relevant, because it focuses on love, forgiveness, generosity, and the importance of community." - Aisle Say
Christmas in the Airwaves is available for licensing with Next Stage Press.