Many Christmas stories look fondly at the past and New Village Arts Theatre’s production of The 1940’s Radio Hour is no exception. Former Carlsbad resident Walton Jones’ 1979 script to the Broadway play with music pays homage to tunes and entertainment from the first half of the 20th century.

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There’s been general consensus that the New York theatre season has been a middling one. Little of a groundbreaking nature opened on Broadway, though some interesting work appeared off-Broadway. Nevertheless, even a mediocre season on Broadway produces enough of interest to keep one busy over what amounted to a long weekend (shows Friday evening, three on Saturday, and two the following Wednesday)…

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