Washington State University will be presenting the Willamette Radio Workshop’s performance, A Radio Christmas Carol as part of the Re-imagined Radio series at the Kiggins Theater (1011 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660). Doors open at 6pm.
Admission = FREE with food donation for Clark County Food Bank.
And a $5.00 donation per person to support future performances suggested.
The Willamette Radio Workshop presents a “live radio style” performance of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol, adapted by Cynthia McGean from the source and the Campbell Playhouse versions. The classic Christmas story of Scrooge and Tiny Tim finds it’s natural home in the radio medium, the theater of the mind. A ghost story told to remind mankind of the perils of greed and isolation at a time of the year when our community needs more help than ever. This years cast includes Curtis Hanson as Scrooge, Cynthia McGean, Renee Boutin King, Patricia Blem, Chris Porter, Todd Tolces, Tim McKennie and Sam A. Mowry. Music provided by The Holly Jolly Radio Singers under the direction of Bennett Bailey. Plus in the tradition of the Golden Age of Radio, live Foley by David Ian and Dino de AElfweald. Plus Magic Lantern projections by Joe Medina. Live sound by Martin John Gallagher. Stage Manager Max Moss. The show is an hour in length and suitable for all ages.
The award winning Willamette Radio Workshop wants to help preserve the history of Radio Theatre and to this end our work includes re-creations or re-imaginings of Classic Radio programs like The Campbell Playhouses Christmas Carol with Orson Welles and Lionel Barrymore. We also just love to put on a great show and that’s what we’ve done here.
Get ready for an Old Time radio broadcast day as we all get ready for Christmas with the Civic Theater Guild’s Christmas Show Tuesday the 6th of December at 10:30 The Willamette Radio Workshop is back on the stage with a holiday episode of The Shadow- “The Stockings Were Hung”. Then Vic and Sade with “Vic’s Christmas Card List” and Suspenses’ take on the holiday with “The Night Before Christmas”. Plus 2 special Christmas songs by Kurt Misar, sung by the lovely Leah Yorkston. Plus Live Foley sound effects, a few special shorts and some of those classic Old Time Radio Commercials. Everything old is new again.
Our cast includes Chris Porter, Alyson Ayn Osborn, Todd Tolces, Curtis Hanson, Leah Yorkston and Kurt Misar on the piano.
Live sound by Martin John Gallagher. Directing and lending a voice is Sam A. Mowry.
Readings are presented at The Sanctuary 1785 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232. Coffee at 10:00 AM, Performance at 10:30AM with Single tickets $8.
Here are the parking details: The entrance to their new parking lot is on NE 18th between Glisan and Irving. It is a block and a half from the theatre. Be aware that there are 2 lots on that block. Only park in the lot that has the PARK HERE sign with balloons or you will be towed for being in the wrong lot. There will have a parking attendant at the entrance to the lot starting at 9:30 am so it will be clear where to park. If you have any problems finding the lot, someone will be outside by the front door of the theatre with a map to guide you as well. There are plenty of spaces available (100) so no need to rush.
Willamette Radio Workshop presents: Dracula, A Live Radio Drama. 4 performances at 3 venues. The Kiggins Theater in Vancouver on Thursday October 27th at 7pm for $5, at the Venetian Theater in Hillsboro on Sunday October 30th at 7pm for $10 and Halloween night at the Kennedy School Movie Theater at 4pm and 5:30pm. Free and open to all ages.
VENETIAN– 253 E Main St, Hillsboro, OR 97123
KENNEDY SCHOOL– 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211
WRW brings the ultimate story of the supernatural to the McMenamins Empire. First published in 1897, the novel Dracula by Irish author Bram Stoker has never been out of print. It has been reissued in over 300 editions, including dozens in foreign languages. The figure of Count Dracula has dominated twentieth-century culture, from movies to cereal boxes to radio.
This is the original radio adaptation by Orson Welles and John Houseman. It was the first broadcast of the Mercury Theater on the Air, the greatest of all radio companies and the inspiration for forming the Willamette Radio Workshop.
“Welles got the rights to it at the last minute — he was going to launch the season with ‘Treasure Island,’” Mowry says. “He and John Houseman sat in an all-night cafe cutting up seven copies of the book and gluing pages together to make the script. They argued around the clock for 36 hours, eating and drinking the whole time, then dropped off the pages at the typing pool and left Welles’ secretary to pay the bill.”
Bram Stoker, wrote the story in 1897 and made vampire a household word. Vampires continue to enthrall 100 years later, immortalized in movies and television.
“We accept the idea of vampires today, but when the story was written, nobody knew what they were. Here’s this great story: Basically, a real estate salesman goes to close a deal in Eastern Europe — and instead this evil is loosed on the world!”
Welles’ script runs 55 minutes and the adaptation rushes along, with foley sound effects creating the atmosphere of doom.
Halloween horror stories are perfect for radio drama, It’s the power of suggestion. Everybody carries their own private hell with them.
Our Cast includes James Dineen, Patricia Blem, Scott Jamieson, Carole Dane, Atticus Welles Mowry and Sam A. Mowry. Live Foley by David Ian and Dino Deaelfweald. Original Music by Martin John Gallagher and Sound Design by Gallagher and Mowry. Magic Lantern Imagery by Joe Medina. Webmaster and Merchandizing by Jamie Lawson. Live Sound by D. Neil Blake. Live Sound at the Kiggins and Venetian by Joe Reed.
Halloween at McMenamins Kennedy School.
Monday October 31st 4 & 5:30pm | Free admission | All ages welcome
Come celebrate the spookiest of holidays with us! Kids in costumes are invited for Trick-or-Treating! Bring those pumpkin buckets for gathering treats from 4:30 p.m. ‘til 6:30 p.m. in the hallways.
Live music by:
Freak Mountain Ramblers
Willamette Radio Workshop presents: Dracula in the Movie Theater! at 4pm and 5:30pm.
Kennedy School | Monday, October 31, 2016
Live music 7 p.m. ’til 10 p.m.
DRACULA AT THE KIGGINS Presented by Re-Imagined Radio and John and Dene Barber
Thursday October 27th at 7pm, doors open at 6:30. $5 tickets.
DRACULA AT THE VENETIAN Presented by Martin John Gallagher
Sunday October 30th @ 7pm Tickets $10
Welcome to McMenamins’ UFO Festival, called the 2nd-largest alien festival in the United States. WRW has been producing high quality audio drama for the past 15 years and the UFO Festival is always a highlight of the year. This year we bring you BOOKS IN SPACE a compendium of 15 minute section of some of literatures greatest classics. Macbeth, Count of Monte Christo, The Tell Tale Heart and Sweeney Todd. All are materfully adapted in to a far distant future in a galaxy unknown to us by William S. Gregaory. Mr. Gregory is an award winning playwright and radio dramatist and he has created a unquie experience for you all to share. Live Foley SFX by David Ian and Dino de AElfweald, Digital SFX by Marc Rose and original music by Bennett Baily. The cast includes James Dineen, Patt Blem, Bruce Miles, Phil Rudolph and Douglas Mitchell. Phillip Bursch is our live sound engineer and merchandizing by Jamie Lawson and Joe Medinda (be sure to drop in and say HI.jamie
The whole menagre is directed and produced by Sam A. Mowry and he won’t leave the stage, so he plays a few roles as well.
“From our hosts:
McMenamins UFO Festival is a 4 day event being held from 12th May to the 15th May 2016 at the McMenamins Hotel Oregon in McMinnville, USA. This event showcases products like the “Ground Zero” radio show, a parade, an alien pet costume contest (with the first chicken entrant), live music, a fun run, a specially brewed Alienator Ale, luncheon and breakfast with speakers, McMenamins Passport stamps, expert speakers, live music and more, along with a UFO costume parade, alien pet costume contest, live music and beyond etc.”
See you there!
Our final presentation of this years Re-Imagined Radio Project brings two of radios greatest crime fighters to center stage, The Shadow and Matt Dillion in Gunsmoke.
The performance takes place at 7 p.m. May 4 at the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver, located at 1011 Main St., Vancouver, Washington 98660. Doors open at 6pm.
It is free and open to the public.
Directed by Sam A. Mowry, the dramas are episodes from the radio series “Gunsmoke” and “The Shadow.” 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.
“These radio dramas were written and performed long before there was a name for or understanding about PTSD,” Barber said, “but the effects were real and provided the basis for great storytelling and critical thinking.”
Broadcast for 480 episodes between 1952 and 1961, “Gunsmoke” is one of the longest-running radio series and went on to 20 years on TV as well. The performance features an episode titled “Bloody Hands,” in which Marshall Matt Dillion, faced with too much killing and fearing he has lost his edge, quits his job. Dodge becomes an open town and when a murderer comes to town, Matt has some tough choices ahead of him.
“The Shadow” centers on Lamont Cranston, a young man with a mysterious power to “Cloud mens minds”. The episode to be performed, “The Silent Avenger,” is from 1938, when Orson Welles voiced the The Shadow. The Shadow confronts a man facing a death sentence who has manipulated his brother, a World War I sniper suffering from PTSD, to kill everyone responsible for his pending execution. The Shadows speech at the shows conclusion will shock you to realize it was written 78 years ago.
The Willamette Radio Workshop creates original studio productions and reimagines historic radio programs in front of live audiences. Winning major awards for their work.
Our cast and crew include James Dineen, Patt Blem, Phil Rudolph, Scott Jamieson, David Ian, Dino de AElfweald and Sam A. Mowry.
Live Foley by David Ian and Dino de AElfweald
Live Music and Sound scape by Martin John Gallagher
Magic Lantern Show by Joe Medina
Merchandizing by Jamie Lawson
Special Thanks to Marc Rose, Cynthia J. McGean, Washington State University in Vancouver, The Creative Media and Digital Culture program, The Cougs Parents Fund, Dan Wyatt and the staff at the Kiggins Theater.
Producer of this series, John Barber.
And the always remarkable Dene Grigar.
Concessions, beer and wine will be available for purchase. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St., Vancouver, Washington 98660.
About WSU Vancouver
As one of four campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations.
Hello! Saturday the 27th we are performing for the Mighty Women Dragon Boat team fund raiser. We are happy to present our second foray into the wonderful world of 79 Wistful Vista, the home of Fibber McGee and Molly (Or Fibber Shane and Jeanie as the case may be). Come check us out and support a great group of women.
Come celebrate with Mighty Women! Bid on a variety of exciting Silent Auction items from local and regional restaurants and businesses. Enjoy classic comedy and adventure with a performance by the famous Willamette Radio Workshop.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Portland Brewing, Highland Room, 2730 NW 31st Ave., Portland 97210
$25 advance ticket includes buffet dinner and 2 drink tickets (beer or wine)
Tickets at the door will be $30, space permitting.
We did the show last year and we all had a blast. Hope you can join us. Us being Cindy McGean, Mary Thomas, Phillip Bursch and Sam A. Mowry as the Beaver.
Willamette Radio Workshop’s Radio Christmas Carol will be broadcast on Oregon Public Broadcastings radio stations across all Oregon and Southwest Washington this Thursday evening the 24th (of all the good old days of the year, Christmas eve!) at 9pm on 91.5 fm. And streaming from: http://www.opb.org/radio/
For many years, members of the Willamette Radio Workshop have given special performances of “A Christmas Carol” for audiences around the Portland metro area who might not otherwise have had any holiday entertainment. We took this tradition to the next level with a live performance, open to the public, to benefit our local Food Bank. We are very excited to now be able to share it with the whole state. We also ask that if you have the resources, that you continue to support the food banks in your area, all year round.
This “live radio” performance of “A Christmas Carol,” was adapted by Cynthia J. McGean from the Charles Dickens story and the Campbell Playhouse version. The show was recorded at First Christian Church in Portland, Oregon in front of a live audience. While admission was free, we asked for the donation of two cans of non-perishable food per person or an appropriate cash donation to the Food Bank. Envelopes were available for cash donations.
The cast for this performance included Tim McKennie, James Dineen, Greg Alexander, Alan King, Cynthia McGean, Renee Boutin King, Mary Thomas and Sam A. Mowry. Live music and carols provided by The Holly Jolly Radio Choir, directed by Bennett Bailey and featuring over twenty singers!
Recorded and Mastered by D. Neil Blake.
Holiday Radio Hour with the Willamette Radio Workshop, directed by Sam A. Mowry, will be the December reading for the Portland Civic Theatre Guild’s Readers Theatre season, Tuesday December 1, at The Old Church. The event begins at 10:00 am with complimentary refreshments followed by the play at 10:30. The Old Church is located at 1422 SW 11th. Tickets are $8.00 and available at the door.
Warm up the Philco and gather round as Willamette Radio Workshop ushers in the spirit of the holidays with a selection of stories presented in the style of an old time radio show. Hear your favorites, including The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert W. Service, The Plot to Overthrow Christmas by Norman Corwin, and Fibber Paints a Christmas Tree by Don Quinn and Phil Leslie.
Director Sam A. Mowry has assembled an outstanding cast for the reading. The actors are Alyson Ayn Osborn, Michele Mariana Todd Tolces, Phil Rudolph, David Meyers, and Atticus Welles Mowry, as well as Sam A. Mowry as Santa! Get ready for laughter, thrills and sound effects!