The 1940s Radio Hour
by S.T.A.G.E. Bulverde

Feb. 19 (2017)

Fabled WOV, a seedy little New York radio station takes to the air at the beginning of World War II, this time to record a broadcast for the troops overseas.

The narrative concerns the harassed producer whose leading singer is often drunk, 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.


Musical Numbers

  1. I Got a Gal From Kalamazoo - Clifton, Chorus 
  2. Pepsi Cola - Neal, B.J., Connie, Ginger 
  3. Daddy - Connie, The Band 
  4. Love Is Here To Stay - Johnny 
  5. That Old Black Magic - Ann 
  6. Ain't She Sweet - Biff, All 
  7. How About You - B.J., Connie 
  8. Blue Moon - Neal 
  9. Chiquita Banana - All Girls 
  10. Rose of the Rio Grande - Geneva, Men & The Band 
  11. I'll Never Smile Again - Johnny, Quintet (Neal, B.J., Ann, Ginger, Connie) 
  12. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - B.J., Connie, Ginger 
  13. Blues in the Night - Ginger, Men 
  14. Jingle Bells - All (except Johnny) 
  15. I Got It Bad - Geneva 
  16. You Go To My Head - B.J. 
  17. The Five O'Clock Whistle - Connie, The Band 
  18. Merry Little Christmas - Ann 
  19. Strike Up The Band - Full Company 
  20. I'll Be Seeing You - Full Company 
  21. Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade - Full Company

Times: Sunday, February 19, 2017, 4 pm
Scheduled show dates are April 27, 28, 29, 30, May 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13

Director Lou Garza will hold open auditions for the S.T.A.G.E., Inc. 2016-2017 Season production The 1940's RADIO HOUR, a musical by Walton Jones. Auditions will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Krause House Theatre, 1300 Bulverde Road in Bulverde.

Location: 1300 Bulverde Road , Bulverde, Texas, 78163-0575
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Contact Persons: Mona Klein/Charlotte Miniard (830) 438-2339


Characters Needed: 

“Pops” Baily Over 60. The traditionally wizened, crotchety, miserable, crusty, foul-tempered stage door keeper.

Lou Cohn  About 40. Big Shot. Stage Manager.  

Clifton A. Feddington is the band leader, announcer, general manager, head-of-everything at WOV.

Neal  Tilden is the comic who drives a cab.

Ann Collier the old standard in Clifton’s Cavalcade; she’s been there since it started I 1936.

Geneva Lee Browne is a beautiful, high-class, black singer from Kansas City. Is a songwriter and plays piano.

Biff Baker started with Zoot when the band was only a six-piece combo in 1936 on WOV.

Connie Miller is the seventeen-year-old bobbysoxer from Ogden, Utah.

Johnny Canton is the featured vocalist with the Cavalcade, who is on Sinatra’s bandwagon.

Ginger Books is the bubble-headed waitress-turned-star discovery of Lou/s.

B.J. Gibson Tall, preppy, about twenty; a student at Yale.

Wally Ferguson is the poodle-eyed young hopeful from Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Zoot Doubleman is the bandleader and plays the piano. About 50, tired.

Stanley is about twenty. Not too bright.



[image via South Valley Civic Theatre, 2016]