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.
- I Got a Gal From Kalamazoo - Clifton, Chorus
- Pepsi Cola - Neal, B.J., Connie, Ginger
- Daddy - Connie, The Band
- Love Is Here To Stay - Johnny
- That Old Black Magic - Ann
- Ain't She Sweet - Biff, All
- How About You - B.J., Connie
- Blue Moon - Neal
- Chiquita Banana - All Girls
- Rose of the Rio Grande - Geneva, Men & The Band
- I'll Never Smile Again - Johnny, Quintet (Neal, B.J., Ann, Ginger, Connie)
- Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - B.J., Connie, Ginger
- Blues in the Night - Ginger, Men
- Jingle Bells - All (except Johnny)
- I Got It Bad - Geneva
- You Go To My Head - B.J.
- The Five O'Clock Whistle - Connie, The Band
- Merry Little Christmas - Ann
- Strike Up The Band - Full Company
- I'll Be Seeing You - Full Company
- 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.
“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]