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An Atlanta Christmas, Episode 5

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One last look at Christmas for the year…

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.

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An Atlanta Christmas Episode 4

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Our annual gift to our listeners continues with more excerpts from An Atlanta Christmas.  This week we bring you three short pieces and another lovely song.  We hope you enjoy it.

The Santa Claus Blues, by Thomas E. Fuller
Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: A Visit From St. Rex, by Ron N. Butler
The Tree Comes to Atlanta, by Thomas E. Fuller
O Holy Night, performed by the ARTC Chorus

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An Atlanta Christmas Episode 3

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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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An Atlanta Christmas episode 2

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An Atlanta Christmas Episode 02

The Elves Strike Back.

<<Cue Music (Something ominous from John Williams that ARTC can’t possibly afford the rights to) – and then Under the Narrator>>

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.

<<Cut Williams Theme; Cue Kazoos and Seal Horns for two bars of Holiday Music with Whoopee cushion finale and out for>>

You have been warned. <<Rory Rammer Echo effect>>

<< Cue ARTC theme – Something NPR-ish with strings and horns – and under for >>

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)

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An Atlanta Christmas episode 1

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Welcome, welcome one and all to our family Christmas! To every family Christmas that ever was or ever will be! Behold the traditional Christmas tree weighted down with ornaments and decorations! Every five year old’s Christmas morning writ large and come true!

For one day a year, the Theater of the Mind gives way to a warm hearth and a bowl of gingerbread — and when from the roof there arises a clatter, it’s neither a faceless monster nor a Martian.

It’s Christmas.

Christmas is memories.  For the next 5 podcasts, ARTC will be bringing you some of our favorite memories from our holiday programming, drawing heavily from Thomas E. Fuller’s An Atlanta Christmas, but with a few other surprises along the way.

This week we bring you The Ultimate Christmas Pageant and O Tannenbaum by Thomas E. Fuller, and Some Assembly Required, by Daniel Taylor.

These were recorded live in 2003 at Stone Mountain Park’s Fruitcake Festival.  Featured in the cast were the voices of Joyce Leigh, Daniel Taylor, Ron N. Butler, Neil Butler, Colin Butler, Daniel Kiernan, Clair Kiernan, Tamara Morton, Justin Ameri, Katie Brass, Megan Jackson, Juliana Finch, Sarah Taylor, Josh Adams, Jack Mayfield, and Caran Wilbanks.

Foley sound effects were created by Lili, Deanna Ameri, and Sheila Ameri.  Music performed by Brad Weage.  Sound engineering by David Carter, Ray Spitz, and Elayna Little.  The show was produced and directed by William Alan Ritch.