CHRISTMAS AT RAINBOW CORNER, a 1940s holiday radio musical
A WWII Christmas Musical Revue Written and Directed by Didi Balle
CONCEPT: Set in an historically authentic U.S. officers' club called "Rainbow Corner" in wartime London, "Christmas At Rainbow Corner" is a one-hour live radio musical for the stage and a 5-piece band. The musical is performed live on stage in a radio broadcast format with the performers and a SFX (Sound Effects) person on stage shared with a a 5-piece band.
MUSIC/CAST: One female singer/actress; one male actor/singer and one live SFX man and a FIVE PIECE band playing a great combo of 1940's standards, English and American wartime favorites with popular Christmas tunes of the day. The original production starred Broadway performers actor/singer William Parry and actress/radio-comedienne and Ivy Austin. Rob Fisher music directed the premiere performance and live broadcast at Symphony Space in Manhattan.
COMMISSION: National Public Radio commissioned and co-produced the radio musical with WNYC New York City Public Radio.
PERFORMANCES/BROADCAST: Premiered at Symphony Space in Manhattan and broadcast nationally by NPR affiliates for two consecutive holiday seasons. "Christmas at Rainbow Corner" was performed live on stage for one month during the holidays at The Ballroom in Manhattan.
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