I'll Be Home for Christmas
A Musical About Family and Hope in the Golden Days of Radio
A Perennial Favorite!!
|Set in late 1941, I'll Be Home for Christmas is the story of the faith of a family, and a nation on the brink of World War II, preparing to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace. Most of the action takes place in the main characters' home, with the choir providing music and drama as it is broadcast over the family radio. The music highlights the sounds of the '40s, including swing, lush ballads, and big band songs interspersed with reenactments of radio broadcasts during that time. Original music mixed with familiar Christmas favorites form the backdrop for this memorable dramatic musical. Book by Deborah Craig-Claar; music by Mark Hayes.|
|Cast: 4 male, 3 female, 1 boy, extras & choir|
|Performance Time: 80 Minutes|
|Skill: Moderately Difficulty|
|Performance Details: CAST OF CHARACTERS: Howard grandfather, wry, occasionally obstinate, but wise family patriarch; Norma sensible heroine who holds the home together, in spite of separation from husband; Angie impulsive, overly dramatic, but sensitive and loving younger sister; Mickey adventurous kid who always has his hands in something; Danny charming, but somewhat clumsy and hapless mailman; Sid retired car salesman downstairs, the classic eccentric; Lil no-nonsense building maintenance supervisor; Jerry Brainerd the quintessential radio announcer; radio actors 3 men and 3 women; choir functions as three separate groups - a professional radio vocal group, a bad church choir, and a group of neighbors and friends.|