Re-Imagined Radio presents "Laugh Your Dial Off"
What is Re-Imagined Radio?
Start with a 1936 theatre. Re-enact historic radio dramas complete with voice actors and Foley sound artists. Garnish with digital SFX, music, and visual backdrops. Overlay student digital interpretations of the base narrative. Invite a live audience to watch, eat popcorn, and participate via social media. The result: Re-Imagined Radio—storytelling as never before heard, or seen.
On September 27th The Willamette Radio Workshop will perform LAUGH YOUR DIAL OFF, a collection of the best comedy shows and acts from the Golden Age of radio,
The performance is part of the Re-Imagined Radio project produced by John Barber, faculty member in Washington State University Vancouver’s Creative Media and Digital Culture Program.
The performance will feature performances made famous by Jack Benny, Fred Allen and Allen’s Alley, Fibber McGee and Molly, Abbot and Costello, Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen with W.C. Fields. Previously unreleased Vic and Sade episodes will be heard here for the first time. Plus commercials of the day, so true and yet so funny. You can’t make this stuff up.
Doors open at 6:00 PM. Show starts at 7:00 PM. This show is appropriate for all ages.
Radio was the perfect medium to bring the tradition of Vaudeville to the average American home. The quick talking word play and snappy comebacks merged with the quiet family situational comedies. The fresh open takes on the same family frustrations and foibles we face today make the works of these comic geniuses as funny today as they where in the Golden Age. The Willamette Radio workshop operates under the direction of Sam A. Mowry, the cast for this show includes fan favorites Todd Tolces, David Meyers, Erik James, Patt Blem, Sam A. Mowry and more. Live Foley sound effects and Fibbers Famous closet by David Ian and Dino de AElfweald. Sound Design by Martin John Gallagher.
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