1940s Radio Hour
Center for Art & Theatre, Black Box Theatre
Friday, November 9, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Directed by Lisa L. Abbott with musical direction by Dr. Michael Braz.
A different time is evoked in this marvelously theatrical award-winning show, a live broadcast of a The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor's Algonquin Room on Dec. 21, 1942.
The spirit of that bygone era, when the world was at war and pop music meant "Strike Up the Band" and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (both are performed in the show) is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mic, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.
Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for faculty/staff and general admission.
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