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.