The 1940’s Radio Hour – August 3, 7pm
Please join us at the Performing Arts Center (1670 Nectar St.) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, to read through the musical “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” written by Walton Jones with Music by various composers of the era.
This play will be the LALT November production with auditions on August 14 and 15. Please see the auditions page for more information.
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 mike, 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 10 male 5 female (with possible playwright-allowable adaptations)