Opening Music: An Old Atlanta Christmas, Alton Leonard.
USO Christmas, Thomas E. Fuller and performed by William Brown & Lou Brock.
Are You Lonely Tonight, written by Thomas E Fuller and Daniel Taylor, performed by Daniel & Clair Kiernan.
The Experts, by Ron N Butler featured the voices of Kelly Swilley, Lou Brock, and Daniel & Clair Kiernan. (Useless trivia: The Kiernans played characters with the same first names as those in Are You Lonely Tonight. But now they’re actually Mr. & Mrs. Zabrinski.) My apologies to Hal Wiedeman who went uncredited in the podcast: He played the towtruck driver.
Pour youself some of Collins’ Best Coffee (Christmas Blend) and stay tuned. Because this week’s podcast contains a special episode of Bumper’s Crosroads: Ernie the Christmas Snail – by Daniel Kiernan. This is followed by Davy Crockett and Me – written by Thomas E. Fuller. We have a musical portion of the show too: The Carol of the Birds. (traditional)
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In addition to the plays of Thomas Fuller’s Atlanta Christmas, the writers of ARTC have produced a number of shorts which provide a comic counterpoint. Think of this as the lighter side of Christmas.
All of these pieces are surreal (as if the entire concept of Santa Claus and the Northpole Workshop isn’t). Some (all?) may be in questionable taste. One of these pieces will be performed in this years Christmas show program. There can be only one.
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You have been warned. <<Rory Rammer Echo effect>>
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This podcast includes the following pieces from our live performances at Stone Mountain and Parkview High School.
“Roger, the Jolly Little Christmas Elf” by Gerald W Page (2000)
“The Legend of the Poinsettia” by Brad Strickland (2004)
“Unresolved Mysteries Solved While U Wait – the Grinch” by Ron N. Butler (2000)
“Zen Santa Claus” by Tracy V Wilson (2005)