The sounds of Christmases past, present, and future will fill this air this season as Fulton Community Theatre presents “Pop’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Carol” to benefit the mission Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Food Pantry.
The production, staged as an old-time live radio broadcast, will play Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at the theatre’s home performance space, Jubilee Hall in Holy Trinity Church, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton.
Tickets may be obtained by calling 315-598-7840. All proceeds will go to benefit the food pantry.
Along with the ticket proceeds, donations of non-perishable food items will also be collected and welcomed at the performance. According to Catholic Charities, the pantry is seeing a significantly greater demand for Christmas meals this year and is finding it increasingly difficult to keep the pantry shelves filled.
The show takes place in the world of “Saturday Night at Pop’s,” the fictional radio show featured in FCT’s 2000 production “Benny’s Christmas Carol.” That production, also presented as a benefit for Catholic Charities, raised $4,000 worth of food and donations for the pantry.
“We’re revisiting Pop’s world for another Christmas, where the milkshakes and music are always flowing, jokes are kind of on the corny side, and the season is always a time for celebration,” FCT Artistic Director William Edward White said.
The show is presented in two acts. The first is a variety of music with a holiday bent, from the sacred to the silly. In the second act, the cast of close to 20 players will take to the microphones for a staged “radio” version of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” including carolers, live sound effects, Scrooge, Marley, and the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future.