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The 1940’s Radio Hour


Book by Walton Jones
Music by various composers

Directed by Evelyn Lamden
Produced by Kelli Harless

Performances: November 18-December 18, 2016; Fri & Sat, 8:00pm; Sun 2:00pm
Venue: Patio Playhouse, 116 S Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025
Between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli

Synopsis: A different time is evoked in this marvelously theatrical and winning show, a live broadcast of a The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor's Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant "Strike Up the Band" and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (both are in this show) is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the microphone, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.

Cast List

Ann Collier...Jenianne Fortney
B.J. Gibson...Jeremy Williams
Biff Baker...Andre Urbano
Clifton Feddington...Patrick O'Connor
Connie Miller...Taylor Jacob
Geneva Lee Browne...Roslyn Woodard
Ginger Brooks...Caitlin LaMar
Johnny Cantone...Jacob Hatch
Lou Cohn...Ryan Payne
Neal Tilden...Taylor Jackson
Pops Bailey...Jim Clevenger
Stanley...Josh Michael
Wally Ferguson...Alex Contreras
Zoot Doubleman...Bill Lamden
Understudy (Clifton/Pops)...Geoffrey A. Cox

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Ticket Prices: $20 Adult  •  $18 Senior/Military/Student  •  $12 up to age 16