Closed 1h 20m
Ghosts of Christmas Past
Greenwich V
78

Ghosts of Christmas Past NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(29 Reviews)
Positive
79%
Mixed
21%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Slow, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

About the Show

Radiotheatre presents its annual telling of yuletide hauntings set in downtown Manhattan. Stories are performed like an old-fashioned radio show, with orchestral music and sound effects.

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Member Reviews (29)

75
Clever, Resonant, Edgy, Melodramatic

See it if you enjoy scary stories dramatically told. Radiotheater specializes in effective dramatic readings with sound effects, music and lighting.

Don't see it if you are expecting a full theatrical production. Of the 5 stories 4 lack satisfying conclusions although all are well told.

63
Disappointing, Great concept, Slow, Stilted

See it if You want to hear Christmas ghost stories told in an atmospheric setting. You enjoy radio-style stories.

Don't see it if You want to hear interesting stories with well-developed characters. You want ghost stories w/a surprising, spooky twist at the end. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

December 17th, 2013

"A unique holiday show that resurrects the art of live Christmas storytelling...Their approach utilizes storytelling, enhanced by a musical score, sound effects, and minimal visuals...I would have enjoyed more of the Dickens since those phantoms are meant to truly terrify...Although I was expecting more chills with the spectral visitors, it was a novel way to experience storytelling and old fashioned entertainment."
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December 21st, 2013

"Radiotheatre features fine actors who have clearly studied the style: acting with only their voices, facial expressions, a few hand gestures at most, and supported only by shafts of light that let us see their faces, with meticulously arranged and timed music and sound effects to stretch and heighten the tension. And tension is what drives this particular set of tales...It’s radio acting at its lush best: thrillingly, terrifyingly overblown while at the same time precisely calibrated."
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