Who: Kathleen Turner, John Schaefer, Sean Rameswaram, Richard Hake, Jami Floyd, Jessica Gould, Brooke Gladstone, Jeff Spurgeon, Terrance McKnight, Annie Bergen, Julian Fleisher, Ira Flatow, and Payton Lusk
What: One-hour live radio drama inspired by Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, adapted by Arthur Yorinks
When: Tuesday, December 8, $45, 5:00
Where: The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR, 44 Charlton St. at Varick St.
Why: WNYC and WQXR are teaming up for the sixth annual live presentation of A Christmas Carol, featuring a cast of celebrities and on-air talent from both stations, in addition to sound effects by A Prairie Home Companion’s Fred Newman and music by pianist John Forster and violinist Martha Mooke, with direction by Elliott Forrest. The role of Ebenezer Scrooge will be performed by husky-voiced doyenne Kathleen Turner, who most recently directed and starred in John S. Anastasi’s off-Broadway play Would You Still Love Me If . . . , which dealt with gender identity. In past performances, Scrooge has been played by Mark Linn-Baker, Tony Roberts, Brian Cox, F. Murray Abraham, and David Hyde Pierce. Tickets are $45 and come with a sweet holiday treat and hot cider. [Ed. note: The above video is from 2013 but gives a good idea of what this presentation, taking place December 8, is all about.]