Calliope’s holiday show this year is The 1940’s Radio Hour, a musical by Walton Jones that features songs from the Golden Age of Radio.
Set in December of 1942, this musical recreates a live radio broadcast of a variety show from that bygone era when the United States was in the midst of WWII, and pop music meant Strike Up the Band and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.
The 1940‘s Radio Hour is a replete with stock characters, including a sound effects man, a beleaguered general manager, a crotchety stage doorman, a delivery boy who aspires to be on radio, and a talented cast of vocal and comedic performers.
Appearing in this production are Cameron Call, Jon Dano, Erik Gladwin, John Goodale, Chris Harris, Larry Loring, Linnea Lyerly, Anthony Masciangioli, Tom Miller, Merrisa Murtha, Meg Norton, and Robin Shropshire – all under the direction of Linda Oroszko, with music direction by John Leslie, and choreography by Karen White.
The 1940’s Radio Hour will be presented on December 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11. Thursday through Saturday evening shows are at 7:30 pm; Matinee performances at 2:00 pm on both Sundays, as well as on Saturday, Dec. 10
Tickets are $20 for regular admission, and $17 for seniors and students. Reserve your tickets by calling Calliope at 508-869-6887 or visiting www.calliopeproductions.org