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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Dial Up "The 1940s Radio Hour"

Tomorrow a musical takes the stage in Huntington. It's set during World War II - but as you'll see in this story by Beth Hendricks in today's Herald-Dispatch, it's a fun show for all ages:
If just a dab of Christmas cheer will do you, Arts Resources for the Tri-State has your number.

The 1940's Radio Hour, a musical Christmas card light on Santa, reindeer and elves in toy workshops, will tickle your funny bone and your ears - with comedy, swing dancing and a Big Band sound.

The show will be presented with a preview at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, as well as Dec. 11-13. All shows will be at the Renaissance Theater, located at 900 8th St. in Huntington. A matinee performance at completes the slate at 3 p.m. Dec 14. Tickets are $15 and veterans are admitted free.

The two-hour show centers on a small radio station in New York City in 1942 as the employees rally to help the soldiers overseas know that all is well back home.

"This is my favorite show ever and it's my fifth time to do it. Every time I do it, I just love it more," said director Bruce Rous. "I think it's especially fitting for where we are now in our country. Times are tough, everybody's broke and there's a war going on.

"I think Tri-State audiences will be as thrilled as I am with the talented bunch of people working on this project."

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