When Radio Was King III - Back to the 50's

Before there was Netflix, Hulu and cable TV, families would crowd around the radio to listen to their favorite shows. The Monmouth Community Players invites audiences to take a trip into the 1950’s and experience a live radio show in the third annual production “When Radio Was King.” This production is being directed by Josie French of Lewiston.


The audience can expect to see an authentic old-time radio show, complete with old vaudeville comedy routines, sketches and commercials including sound effects — just like they would experience if they were in the audience of a real radio program. If you had a problem would you turn to the Lone Ranger or do you, perhaps, think the police of Dragnet would suffice? Can you solve the 5 Minute Mystery? Come see us as we present these and other sketches and entertain you with some of the beautiful songs of the era.


The cast is a mixture of vocal and comedic talent, ages ranging from 13 to 70+, consisting of: Andy Tolman and Elaine Katz of Readfield; Gregor Smith of Belgrade; Ginger Smith, Cindy Dunham, Amy Griswold and Peggy O’Kane of Winthrop; Josie French, Jeff Fairfield and Nancy Keneally of Lewiston; Brittany Bazinet, Dan Allard, Shane Stevens and Meredith Stevens of Greene; and David Marshall, Karen Lipovsky, Danny Gay and Megan Record of Monmouth.


The show will be performed at the historic Cumston Hall in downtown Monmouth. The show runs one weekend, February 15-17, 2018 at 7:30 pm Friday, 2pm and 7:30 pm Saturday and at 2pm on Sunday. Tickets are $14 for General Admission and $12 for Students and Seniors. To order tickets, or for more information, please visit MCP’s website at www.monmouthcommunityplayers.org, or call (207)370-9566.


The Monmouth Community Players are thrilled to announce the inaugural show of their new MCP Kids! Program, in which they will be working to provide theater education and opportunities for acting and technical theater experience for area youth. This first show being produced is titled The Great American Talent Show by Joseph Robinette and is produced through special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc, Denver, CO. The performances will be held at historic Cumston Hall on Friday February 22nd at 7pm and Saturday February 23rd at 2pm. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for students. The show is being helmed by local thespian, Danny Gay, whom you may have seen in MCP’s The Foreigner, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and more. Gay is very excited to be able to bring a children’s theater program to the area.

This show was a chance for the Monmouth Community Players to gauge area interest in a children’s theater program and it was met with overwhelming success. MCP will be thrilled to continue their offerings for students in future seasons, so please stay tuned for more information about that. In addition, they are thrilled to announce the cast for their first show, The Great American Talent Show.

The cast includes Brady Black of North Monmouth, Caroline Corgan, Riley Fyfe, Cole Montgomery and Anna Whitestone of Winthrop,  Juliann Fylstra of Wayne, Nicholas Harper, Hannah McAdam, and Greer Slater of Kent’s Hill, Josie Charland of Fayette, Brock Rancourt of Lewiston, Mila Barnes-Bukher and Greta Barnes-Bukher of Vienna, and Amara Beganny of Litchfield.

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