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1940s Radio Hour, The - Full Length Musical

1940s Radio Hour, The

Walton Jones

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Full Length Musical

10m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573681509

"Totally exhilarating hour of singing, dancing and funny commercials."-- The New York Daily News

"This is fun with a capital fun." -- ABC TV.

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Description

Full Length Musical

90 minutes

Time Period - 1940s / WWII

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Audience Participation/Interactive, Local Celebrity Cameo, Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music

Interior Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

Book by Walton Jones
Based on an idea by Walton Jones and Carol Lees
Music by various composers

 

A different time is evoked in this marvelously theatrical and winning show, a live broadcast of a The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor's Algonquin Room on December 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 in this 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 mike, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller. The delightful holiday musical sequel is also available: A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol

"Totally exhilarating hour of singing, dancing and funny commercials." - The New York Daily News

"This is fun with a capital fun."" - ABC TV

THE 1940'S RADIO HOUR was first presented at the St. James Theatre on October 7, 1979. It was directed by Walton Jones.

Characters

CASTING

10m, 5f

CONNIE MILLER: (RANGE: A4-D5)
B.J. GIBSON: (RANGE: Bb3-D4)
NEAL TILDEN: (RANGE: C#3-D4)
ANN COLLIER: (RANGE: F3-Bb5)
GENEVA LEE BROWNE: (RANGE: G3-D5)
BIFF BAKER: (RANGE: C3-D4, Saxophone Player)
POPS BAILEY
STANLEY
ZOOT DOUBLEMAN
WALLY FERGUSON
LOU COHN

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SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Large

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway, Jazz

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

10 Piano/Conductor Scores

Reed I (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
Reed II (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
Reed III (Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)
Reed IV (Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)
Reed V (Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone)
Trumpet I
Trumpet II
Trumpet III
Trumpet IV
Trombone I
Trombone II
Trombone III
Drums
Guitar
Bass
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  • 1940's Radio Hour

Author

Walton Jones

Walton Jones, who joined the CSU Theatre program in 2006, is a 1975 graduate of the Yale School of Drama. As a teacher of acting and directing, he has served on the faculty at Yale School of Drama, and University of California, San Diego. He has directed twice on Broadway, six plays off-Broadway, including the American premiere of Howard Barker’s No End of Blame at Manhattan Theatre Club, and over ... view full profile

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