The 1940s Radio Hour
By Walton Jones
Directed by Rick Roemer
Nov 16 - 20, 2011
7pm | Wednesday & Thursday
8pm | Friday & Saturday
3pm | Saturday & Sunday
Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater, Sarofim School of Fine Arts, Southwestern University, Georgetown (click for map)
[image: Kristi Brawner, Nick Kellogg (photo by Rebecca Bennett for Southwestern University Theatre Department)]
It’s Christmas time in 1942. On a cold and snowy evening, a close-knit group of entertainers at a small New York City radio station-all heading somewhere else-are broadcasting the final holiday variety show for the troops overseas. Patriotic, sentimental, and overwhelmingly nostalgic, this holiday musical production is reminiscent of an era long since passed, but never completely forgotten.
Many local artists will be performing in this production.
Joey Banks is a Southwestern University 2007 alum. He has acted in Footloose, Zilker Summer Musical Theatre, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Austin Shakespeare, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Zach Theater, Hair! San Jose Repertory Theatre, Girlfriend, TheatreWorks, and The Madwoman of Chaillot, California Theatre Center.
Trumpet player Walter “Bud” Emmert resides in Sun City. In 1951-52 he was in charge of the Bergstrom Air Force Stage band. He has played in the Austin Symphony in 1951-52, the Lawrence Welk Show in 1948, and with Kay Kyser on a USO tour in 1945.
Clarinet player Pete Geiger resides in Sun City. He performed in many ensembles including, the United States Navy Band and Orchestra in Washington, D.C. from 1947-65, New York Queens Symphony, Paul LaValles Orchestra at Radio City Music Hall, and Sun City Texas Jazz Band. He has also performed on Broadway in Man of La Mancha and Fiddler on the Roof.
For information on our 2011-12 Season visit us at http://www.southwestern.edu/departments/theatre/productions/index.php
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