A Christmas Story Radio Play comes to Homer Center for the Arts

The following is a republished press release…to submit a community announcement, email Peter Blanchard at pblanchard@cortlandvoice.com.


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HOMER, NY – Live Radio Theater - A Great Family Experience for the Hear and Now! Scarlett Rat Entertainment proudly offers an exciting trip back to the heyday of old time radio. On Saturday, December 19th at 7:30pm, come see and hear "A Christmas Story" like you’ve never experienced before.

Tickets can be purchased online at Center4Art.org, by phone 607-749-4900, or at the box office. Tickets are $10 for Adults, Seniors & Students (18+) or $3 with a donation of three non-perishable goods at the Center’s Box Office.

A Christmas Story is a full cast theatrical production features actors in costumes performing the radio scripts accompanied by live music and the sound effects table! The audience plays a role as well following the visual cues to applaud, gasp, mumble and cheer to complete the audio landscape! Sit back and relax and let your ears paint the richest pictures.

The story follows Ralphie, a young boy, who wants nothing more than the Official Red Ryder 200-shot Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle for Christmas but his mom is sure he’ll shoot his eye out! This delightful adaptation of the Jean Sheppard book celebrates the common memories we all share of the excitement, anxiety and anticipation leading up to that most magical time of every child’s life, Christmas Morning!

Tickets can be purchased online or at the Box Office 607-749-4900. Tickets are $10 for Adults, Seniors, and Students (Under 18 is Free) or just $3 when you donate 3 non- perishable goods at the Center Box Office. We are accepting items like canned tuna, canned beans/legumes, dried beans/legumes, peanut butter, dinner “mixes”, pasta-rice-grains, cereals, oatmeal, soups and stews, canned/dried fruits and canned vegetables.

All non-perishable goods collected at the Center for the Arts will be distributed to local food pantries.

The Christmas Story Radio Play is sponsored by Tompkins Trust Company, CFCU and Cortland Eye Center, as well as, our season sponsors: CoffeeMania, Cortland Voice, The Cortland Beer Company, Edward Jones Financial Advisor Jim Hopkins, WXHC 101.5 FM, The Cayuga Radio Group, and Linani’s Catering/The Sherman House Restaurant.

The Center for the Arts in Homer, located at 72 South Main Street in the village, at the corner of Routes 11 and 90, just off exit 12 of I-81, provides the region and community with a broad spectrum of cultural and artistic activities that provide education, enlightenment, and entertainment. While performance is premium at the Center for the Arts, the Center is an accessible facility for year-round classes, workshops, exhibits, summer camps, and conferences devoted to the visual and performing arts.


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