Thursday, July 27, 2017

Bricolage’s Popular Midnight Radio series takes on A Christmas Story

For almost a decade, Bricolage’s Midnight Radio has delighted audiences with Foley sound effects, commercial spoofs, and a dizzying array of vocal acrobatics all done in the series’ signature 1940’s radio format. The company’s annual holiday edition is a particular fan-favorite with box office sellouts like Its a Wonderful Life and Yinz’r Scrooged. This December, Midnight Radio takes on one of the most beloved holiday classics of all time, A Christmas Story. Bricolage will hold auditions for this production August 13 and 14.

Based on the 1983 motion picture written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark, A Christmas Story is a clever, heart-felt comedy written by Philip Grecian. Set in the 1940’s, this semi-autobiographical narrative centers on 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the perfect Christmas gift: a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Using inventive Foley effects and a handful of Pittsburgh’s best vocal performers, Bricolage’s Midnight Radio recreates all the most iconic moments from the movie, including Raphie’s “pink nightmare” bunny pajamas and “The Old Man’s” prized leg lamp. Directed by Bricolage’s Artistic Director Jeffrey Carpenter, this witty comedy promises to deliver holiday cheer, nostalgia, and a cross-generational experience that will entertain the whole family.

Patrons can also look forward to the company’s increasingly inventive pre-show Happy Half-hour featuring a cozy themed lobby, interactive holiday games, and free drinks.

Midnight Radio: A Christmas Story runs December 7 - 23 at Bricolage’s theater on 937 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA. The doors open 30 minutes before show time for Happy Half-hour. Tickets are $35 with discounted rates available for students, children, and groups. Tickets will go on sale September 1 and can be purchased at or by calling 412-471-0999. This production is family friendly.

Dec 7 • Thursday • 8pm
Dec 8 • Friday • 8pm
Dec 9 • Saturday • 8pm
Dec 14 • Thursday • 8pm
Dec 15 • Friday • 8pm
Dec 16 • Saturday • 2pm & 8pm
Dec 20 • Wednesday •7pm
Dec 21 • Thursday • 8pm
Dec 22 • Friday • 8pm
Dec 23 • Saturday • 2pm & 8pm

All Midnight Radio performances feature Braille and large print programs. Audio Description will be available December 14. Bricolage’s space at 937 Liberty Avenue is designed for wheelchair access, featuring accessible all-gender restrooms and integrated wheelchair seating. Companion seating is also available with advance notice. Bricolage is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all patrons. They encourage patrons to identify any specific accommodations that would make their experience more enjoyable in the comments section when purchasing tickets or by calling their offices at 412.471.0999.

Auditions will be held at Bricolage’s theater on 937 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA on Sunday, August 13, from 12:00pm-6pm and Monday, August 14 from 6:00pm-9pm. To schedule an appointment, performers must send their name, phone number, and preferred audition time to Bricolage is an equal opportunity employer and encourages artists from all backgrounds to apply. Characters range in age from 6-60, but vocal quality matters more than age or image. Full audition details are available at

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