This year CBC hopes to once again bring some Christmas family fun to our community through the arts! Sign ups permitting, this years Christmas program is I’ll Be Home For Christmas, a musical about faith, family, and hope in the golden days of radio.
Set in late 1941, I’ll Be Home for Christmas is the story of the faith of a family, and a nation on the brink of World War II, preparing to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace. Most of the action takes place in the main characters’ home, with the choir providing music and drama as it is broadcast over the family radio. The music highlights the sounds of the ’40s, including swing, lush ballads, and big band songs interspersed with reenactments of radio broadcasts during that time. Original music mixed with familiar Christmas favorites form the backdrop for this memorable dramatic musical.
This period drama has moments of laughter, tears, and music that will take you back to simpler times. While the world surrounding the family mirrors todays climate of uncertainty, they are again reminded of the hope of Christmas.