In a brilliant feat of either spot-on casting or impressive trolling – likely depending on your particular political leanings – 620 WTMJ talk show host Charlie Sykes will play the classic Christmas crank Ebenezer Scrooge in the station's upcoming radio show rendition of "A Christmas Carol."
The show will be performed and recorded at 7 p.m. in front of a live audience on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Turner Hall Ballroom. The performance will then be replayed throughout the Christmas season on 620 WTMJ and the station's website.
Several other WTMJ voices and Wisconsin icons will join Sykes in the production, including Packers play-by-play man Wayne Larrivee as the story's narrator, Gene Mueller, Jeff Wagner, John Mercure, Greg Matzek and more.
And even if you disagree with Sykes' opinions, there's no disagreeing with the mission here: charity, as the proceeds from the event will support Kids2Kids Christmas, WTMJ and Kapco Metal Stamping's annual charity drive aimed at teaching kids the value of helping fellow kids less fortunate during the holiday season.
General admission tickets cost $20 and are on sale at The Pabst Theater Group's website.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.