‘Christmas Carol’ on the air at Lindley Center


Chad Jordan and Kaitlyn Garrett greet the crowd Saturday in Wellington Community Theater’s 1940s radio style presentation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”


Tim Simonson and Jessica Walton, as Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig, go over Christmas plans.


Abbey Drake plays radio host Lana Sherwood.


Rianna Rosecrans jingles chains to signify the ghostly Jacob Marley’s presence.


Jonah Stump as Tiny Tim.


Becca Charlton speaks to the crowd.


Henry Blitz, playing Ebenezer Scrooge, is visited by Jacob Marley, played by Chris Simonson.


Radio signs and applause indicators added to the 1940s atmosphere.


Photos by Jonathan Delozier | Wellington Enterprise

The Wellington Community Theater put a twist on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on Nov. 18, performing the classic story in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast. Instead of donning garb you’d expect to find on Ebenezer Scrooge or Jacob Marley, performers were decked out in suits and dresses as they spoke into microphones. A neon applause sign and sound effects department that jingled chains for Marley added to the atmosphere. Between scenes, actors sang in old-time radio jingles produced for the show.

Chad Jordan and Kaitlyn Garrett greet the crowd Saturday in Wellington Community Theater’s 1940s radio style presentation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”
http://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/11/web1_IMG_2602.jpgChad Jordan and Kaitlyn Garrett greet the crowd Saturday in Wellington Community Theater’s 1940s radio style presentation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”

Tim Simonson and Jessica Walton, as Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig, go over Christmas plans.
http://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/11/web1_IMG_2598.jpgTim Simonson and Jessica Walton, as Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig, go over Christmas plans.

Abbey Drake plays radio host Lana Sherwood.
http://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/11/web1_IMG_2591.jpgAbbey Drake plays radio host Lana Sherwood.

Rianna Rosecrans jingles chains to signify the ghostly Jacob Marley’s presence.
http://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/11/web1_IMG_2586.jpgRianna Rosecrans jingles chains to signify the ghostly Jacob Marley’s presence.

Jonah Stump as Tiny Tim.
http://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/11/web1_IMG_2584.jpgJonah Stump as Tiny Tim.

Becca Charlton speaks to the crowd.
http://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/11/web1_IMG_2594.jpgBecca Charlton speaks to the crowd.

Henry Blitz, playing Ebenezer Scrooge, is visited by Jacob Marley, played by Chris Simonson.
http://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/11/web1_IMG_2590.jpgHenry Blitz, playing Ebenezer Scrooge, is visited by Jacob Marley, played by Chris Simonson.

Radio signs and applause indicators added to the 1940s atmosphere.
http://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/11/web1_IMG_2583.jpgRadio signs and applause indicators added to the 1940s atmosphere.