Elgin Theater Company, for the fifth year in a row, presents for your viewing and listening pleasure, three totally new original radio scripts from the 1950s focusing on the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays!

With the pandemic brewing before, we had to deliver these hilarious and heartwarming shows for a few years only as recordings on WRMN, Elgin’s local radio station.

But for the 2021 holiday season, you’ll once again have live radio studio-style presentations here in Elgin. So grab your masks and proof of vaccinations or negative COVID-19 tests and join these hilarious Golden Days of Radio events, a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit!

The three shows this year are:

• “Thanksgiving With Bernice” is another great episode of “Our Miss Brooks” that made Eve Arden famous from the late 1940s to the 1950s when it finally became a TV show. It’s Thanksgiving week and there’s only $ 5 in cash available to purchase a turkey for the celebratory dinner. Most of the staff and teachers at Madison High have already solidified their plans, but Connie Brooks hasn’t even thought about it until now. The wonderful humor starts here and gets even funnier as the day goes on. Original advertisements provided by Colgate Toothpaste and Luster-Creme Shampoo.

• “The Christmas Present” Lucille Ball was first made famous on radio for her portrayal of the woman in My Favorite Husband. Her original thoughts and actions are echoed here, as in later episodes, when she decided to find out what kind of a present her husband, George, was actually giving her for Christmas. You will have a laugh for a minute in this offer. The sponsor of the show is Jell-O Pudding.

• “A Visit from St. Nick” is a heartwarming story about what happens on Christmas Eve when a human mother and mother mouse each try to put their children to sleep in bed. Then Santa Claus could pay a visit. Included is a snippet of how Santa and the Elves are busy at the North Pole getting ready for the great sleigh ride filled with gifts!

“Elgin Old Tyme Holiday Radio Show 5,” directed by Julie Price, will be performing November 12-14 and 19-21 at the Elgin Art Showcase on the 8th floor of the Elgin Professional Building, 164 Division St. in downtown Montreal. ‘Elgin. Friday and Saturday performances start at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances start at 2 p.m. Sunday performances will be performed for the hearing impaired.

Tickets cost $ 20 and $ 18 for seniors and students. Group rates for Elgin Theater Company productions are also available.

To book or get more information, call (847) 741-0532, email [email protected] or visit www.elgin-theatre.org to purchase tickets online.

Some parking lots are located on Division Street, as well as a large number of parking lots in the Town of Elgin parking lot at the corner of Division Street and Douglas Street and in the Town of Elgin parking lot at the corner from Spring Street and Highland Avenue.

This program is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.