Town and Gown presents The 1940s Radio Hour

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

The Fairmont State University Town and Gown Theatre presents “The 1940’s Radio Hour” a musical theatre production. The play will be performed in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the campus of Fairmont State on June 15, 16, 21, 22, and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 304-367-4240.

Based on the book by Walton Jones, “The 1940’s Radio Hour” captures the spirit of the era. The play is set in midst of World War II as a different time is evoked in this marvelously theatrical and winning show, a live broadcast of a The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor's Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant "Strike Up the Band" and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (both are in this show) is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, 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.

Escape to a historical time by making live entertainment at Fairmont State part of your late spring and summer plans! “The 1940’s Radio Hour” will be performed in the Wallman Hall Theatre on June 15, 16, 21, 22, and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 304-367-4240. For more information please contact Susan Cato-Chapman at scato@fairmontstate.edu.