Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tucson: Old Time Radio Theatre-Feb 16 at Beowulf Alley Theatre


From: Beth Dell []
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 8:42 AM
Subject: Press Release: Old Time Radio Theatre-Feb 16


Old Time Radio Theatre

Fun for the Family!


(Tucson, AZ)  Beowulf Alley Theatre’s Old Time Radio Theatre presents an exciting series of live presentations of old radio shows from the golden age at the theatre, 11 South 6th Avenue, 85701(Downtown between Broadway and Congress) in the first and third week of each month.  Performances are at 7 p.m. General tickets for each evening are $8 for ages 12 and older.  The first two children in each family, ages 6-12 are $5 each, additional children in a family are free.  Admission is cash at the door with no reserved seating.  The box office phone number is (520) 882-0555.


The Old Time Radio Theatre Program Team is directed by Sheldon Metz and supported by the sound genius of Mike Saxon. The cast includes Jacob Brown, Janet Bruce, Joel Charles, Geri Courtney-Austein, Sydney Flynn, Vince Flynn, Audrey Ann Gambach, Barbara Glover, Bill La Pointe, Steve McKee, Joan O’Dwyer, Jeff Scotland, Ina Shivack, Jared Stokes, Pat Timm, John Vornholt, and Brian Wees. Cast members are selected to fill the roles as needed for each live presentation of some of the finest radio shows of the 30s, 40s and 50s.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010


We will present two rousing productions. The first, a very funny November 17, 1950 episode of The Life of Riley: The Riley’s First Date followed by the December 12, 1937 presentation of The Shadow: The Death Triangle.


The original Life of Riley began as a radio sketch comedy in 1941 with Lionel Stander in the starring role, and ran as part of other shows until 1946, It had nothing to do with the ABC radio show, starring William Bendix, which started January 18, 1944. In 1945, it moved to NBC and ran until 1951. It debuted on television in 1949 with the role of Riley portrayed by Jackie Gleason and later by Bendix in 1951. “What a revoltin’ development this is.”


"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" The Shadow was one of radio’s oldest and longest running serialized dramas, beginning July 31, 1930.  The show came into its own in 1937 and ran until 1954. The lead character, Kent Allard, evolved over many years from simply the storyteller on Detective Story Magazine into the dark hero. After faking his death in South America, he returns under various aliases, mainly that of Lamont Cranston, running until the Shadow possessed "...the power to cloud men's minds so they cannot see him., Remember, "The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay.... The Shadow knows!"


The cast includes Jacob Brown, Janet Bruce, Joel Charles, Vince Flynn, Audrey Ann Gambach, Bill La Pointe, Steve McKee, Mike Saxon (special effects), Jeff Scotland, Ina Shivack, Jared Stokes, John Vornholt, and Brian Wees.


Join us for these fun-filled evenings as we re-live stories that made us laugh, cry and hold on to the arms of our chairs.  Great stories brought to you by a team of terrific storytellers are waiting to entertain you!

Old Time Radio Theatre is also available for events and fundraisers.


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