Coming Soon - "The 1940s Radio Hour"
Here's a press release from ARTS about the group's upcoming show, The 1940s Radio Hour
: December 1942. The country is at war. Economic times are terrible. A small radio station in New York City rallies to help the boys overseas know all is well back home.
Arts Resources for the Tri-State presents a musical Christmas card - The 1940s Radio Hour beginning December 4. The show is a live “Broadcast” from radio station “WOV – The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade.” Featuring some of the most beloved music of the Big Band era, comedic commercials, swing dancing, a big band, and a cast a zany characters, The 1940s Radio Hour is sure to offer something for everyone!
The artistic team is comprised of several who presented George M! at Marshall this past October. According to Bruce S. Rous, Director, “I had so much fun working with Gene and Connie Anthony on George M!, but never imagined they’d agree to work on 1940s. What amazing choreography they have brought to the show. I have never seen so much laughter during dance rehearsals.”
Lang Reynolds is the lighting designer who designed George M! According to Rous, “With Gene and Connie on board, I thought ‘why not ask Lang, as well?’ I mean, the man is an award-winning lighting designer and he agreed to do our little show.”
“The cast is made up of some perennial favorites,” says Rous. “I am really lucky to be working with a group of people this great. 1940s is a very special show to me - this is my fifth production of it, and I think Tri-State audiences will be as thrilled as I am with the talented bunch of people working on this project.”
Shows are Dec. 4-6 and 11-14 at the former Huntington High School, 900 8th Avenue. Tickets are $15, and Veterans will be admitted free, with the appreciation of the company.
For reservations or more information, please call Arts Resources for the Tri-State at 304-733-ARTS. Dinner is available.