Boogie Woogie freely and Strike Up the Band to this musical rendition of a vintage radio show that plucks all the right heartstrings. The 1940’s Radio Hour hits the stage at Patio Playhouse November 18-December 18 (excluding Thanksgiving weekend) in Escondido.
Escondido, CA – Patio Playhouse Community Theater is proud to present The 1940’s Radio Hour, a holiday musical production evoking nostalgic eras past. Audiences will be transported back in time to the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room and a live broadcast by WOV. As the close-knit group of entertainers prepare and perform their final holiday variety show for troops overseas, we live vicariously through tunes of the era performed ably by the harassed producer, 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 a trumpet-playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.
The cast of this fan-favorite musical includes Jenianne Fortney as Ann Collier, Jeremy Williams as B.J. Gibson, Andre Urbano as Biff Baker, Patrick O’Connor as Clifton Feddington, Taylor Jacob as Connie Miller, Roslyn Woodard as Geneva Lee Browne, Caitlin La Mar as Ginger Brooks, Jacob Hatch as Johnny Cantone, Ryan Payne as Lou Cohn, Taylor Jackson as Neal Tilden, Jim Clevenger as Pops Bailey, Josh Michael as Stanley, Alex Contreras as Wally Ferguson, Bill Lamden as Zoot Doubleman, and Geoffrey A. Cox as Understudy (Clifton/Pops).
Returning for an encore season after a well-beloved 2014 run, audiences will be charmed once again by The 1940’s Radio Hour, running November 18-December 18, 2016; Fri & Sat, 8:00pm; Sun 2:00pm with the exception of Thanksgiving weekend (dark Nov. 25-27).
Tickets: All shows will be presented at Patio Playhouse, located at 116 South Kalmia Street, Escondido (between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli). Tickets for this production are available for the cost of $20 for Adults, $18 for Senior, Military, and Student, and $12 for Youth 16 and under. For reservations, contact the Patio Playhouse box office at 760-746-6669, email, or via the website at www.patioplayhouse.com. Directed by Evelyn Lamden. Assistant Directed by David Guthrie. Co-produced by Kelli Harless, Deborah Zimmer, and Connie Boyd. Music Direction by Bill Lamden.
About the Company: Patio Playhouse is Escondido’s only community theater. Established in 1967, Patio Playhouse is located in the heart of Escondido and puts on a full season of entertaining, varied performances, including musicals, adult dramas and comedies, and a unique fee-free youth theater model which introduces live theatre to children through performance/crew opportunities and school performances. Patio Playhouse is an independent, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To find out more about Patio Playhouse, please visit www.patioplayhouse.com or find us on social media.