Old Time Radio Theatre offers our very first holiday episode, “Holiday Affair” from Lux Radio Theatre! When a widowed comparison shopper attempts to return a toy train, a smitten store clerk is fired and she finds herself caught in a love-triangle during the Christmas season. SOLE TWIN AUDIOS
With the voice talents of Gina Moravec, John Farrington, Dorothy Farrington, Karl Werner, Jack West, Wyatt Henry, Alexxandra Macedo, Eleiece Krawiec, Jerry Kokich, Ever Lui, and Tiffany Perdue.
Incidental music was composed by Ross Bernhardt.
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THE NARADA RADIO COMPANY presents our third live performance of the great Lux Radio Theatre broadcast of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, performed on the stage of Port Aransas Community Theatre, Port Aransas Texas, between December 4th and 12th, 2021.
Ten voice actors created the town of Bedford Falls, bringing to listeners all of the familiar characters from the film. Live music and a mix of live and pre-recorded sound effects completed the illusion. Audiences were mesmerized by the imagery, and laughed their heads off during the commercials (all mention of Lux was deleted and new spots for a fictitious product were substituted, to great comedic effect), AND they went home satisfied.
We hope you enjoy this recording, and we wish you a very happy holiday season, plus a prosperous 2022!
Dana Gonsalves as GEORGE BAILEY
Michele Barnett as CLARENCE
Chuck Wilson as JOSEPH, POP BAILEY, RANDALL, and GOOD OL' REX THE WONDER DOG
Jessica Mathews as FRANKLIN, MARY BAILEY, MRS. THOMPSON and ZUZU
Pete Lutz as ANNIE, MR. POTTER, OLD MAN COLLINS, MR. MARTINI, NICK, THE BRIDGEKEEPER, and BERT THE COP
Aileen Corpos as DR. CAMPBELL, MRS. HATCH, MR. WELCH, a BANK EMPLOYEE, ED, CHARLIE and COUSIN TILLY
Jordan Bruster as A BOY, HARRY BAILEY, TOM, EUSTACE, SAM WAINWRIGHT and PETE BAILEY
John Bell as MR. GOWER, JOE, UNCLE BILLY, ERNIE THE TAXI DRIVER, THE ANGRY MAN, and THE SHERIFF
Dawn Robertson as a BOY, MRS. BAILEY, THE WORRIED WOMAN, a BANK EMPLOYEE, and JANIE BAILEY
Ross Bernhardt as THE BYSTANDER, HORACE, and MR. CARTER
YOUR ANNOUNCERS were John Bell and Dawn Robertson.
Festershield Cigarettes Commercials Cast:
Pete Lutz as the FESTERSHIELD ANNOUNCER
Aileen Corpos as MRS. SNAGWARIS
John Bell as THE CLERK and the DISPATCH VOICE
Dawn Robertson as THE DRIVER
Jordan Bruster as the TEENAGER and the CRYING KID
Michele Barnett as the MOM
Dana Gonsalves as THE TROOPER
Chuck Wilson as SANTA CLAUS ... and
Jessica Mathews, Chuck Wilson, Ross Bernhardt and Jordan Bruster as YOUR FESTERSHIELD QUARTET!
Music by Dr. Ross Bernhardt
Adapted for live performance and directed by Pete Lutz
WELCOME TO THE NORTH POLE! Here's "Santa's Inbox", a new podcast wherein good ol' St. Nick reads e-mails and letters from boys and girls all over the world -- and you get to see a little bit behind the scenes of Santa's North Pole organization. In this, our final installment, Santa's facing a problem that's quite common these days: Supply chain interruptions! Listen to how he and his faithful elf, Stinky, deal with them. With the voices of Pete Lutz and John Bell, plus a poem recitation; a song by C. E. Ayr, performed by Andy Brownlie; and an original children's story, written by C. E. Ayr, and read by Jenne Gray. Merry Christmas from the Narada Radio Company! (Simultaneously released on the Mutual Audio Network on 12/24/21.)
Art representing the story "The Little House Who Walked" by Carolina Sartor (top), and the song "I Like To Tickle And Be Tickled" by Phil Burns (bottom)
Written, produced and directed by Pete Lutz with major contributions by John Bell
WELCOME TO THE NORTH POLE! Here's "Santa's Inbox", a new podcast wherein good ol' St. Nick reads e-mails and letters from boys and girls all over the world -- and you get to see a little bit behind the scenes of Santa's North Pole organization. This time, Santa must deal with the interviews of three candidates who are applying for a rare vacancy within the elfin ranks, and these candidates are...unique, to say the least! With the voices of Pete Lutz, Jean Williams, and John Bell, plus an original children's story, "The Princess and the Dragon", written and read by C. E. Ayr. Merry Christmas from the Narada Radio Company! (Originally released on the Mutual Audio Network on 12/17/21.)
Art representing the story "The Princess and the Dragon" by Phil Burns
Written, produced and directed by Pete Lutz
EPISODE 4 LAUNCHES CHRISTMAS EVE!
WELCOME TO THE NORTH POLE! Here's "Santa's Inbox", a new podcast wherein good ol' St. Nick reads e-mails and letters from boys and girls all over the world -- and you get to see a little bit behind the scenes of Santa's North Pole organization. This time, some characters from the "Bell's in the Batfry" podcast, hoping to help Santa win the "War on Christmas", send him some unusual livestock. With the voices of Pete Lutz and John Bell, plus an original children's story, "The Hunchback Turtle of Bethune", written and read by C. E. Ayr. Merry Christmas from the Narada Radio Company! (Originally released on the Mutual Audio Network on 12/10/21.)
Art representing the story "The Hunchback Turtle of Bethune" by Carolyn Sartor
Written, produced and directed by Pete Lutz
WELCOME TO THE NORTH POLE! Here's "Santa's Inbox", a new podcast wherein good ol' St. Nick reads e-mails and letters from boys and girls all over the world -- and you get to see a little bit behind the scenes of Santa's wacky North Pole organization. With the voices of Pete Lutz and John Bell, plus an original children's story, "Jack the Little Giant", written and read by C. E. Ayr. Merry Christmas from the Narada Radio Company! (Originally released on the Mutual Audio Network on 12/3/21.)
Art representing the story "Jack the Little Giant" by Phil Burns
Mired in the havoc of the holidays and a contentious divorce, an exhausted single mother confronts a mall Santa who has concocted a frighteningly twisted plan. CAMPFIRE RADIO THEATER
Warning: Contains explicit language and graphic content.
Written, directed and produced by John Ballentine
Original music score by Kevin Hartnell
For the holidays, Project Audion, for its 25th production, turns to Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol."
There were many adaptations of this tale during the Golden Age of Radio, but one of the cleverest and most charming was when it was transplanted to the Old West for a Christmas episode of the Jimmy Stewart western "The Six Shooter" which aired from 1953 to 1954. The story of Eben and Jake - and how and why Stewart's character Britt Ponsett tells it - makes for a delightful half hour.
Originally broadcast on NBC, 12/20/1953. Our cast for this recreation is our most wide-ranging in both location and age:
BRITT PONSETT: Ric Spiegel, TX
JOHNNY CARVILLE: Austin Mosher, NY
EBEN SCROOGE: Stanley Dyrector, CA
BOB CRATCHITT: Chris Marcellus, UT
BELLE / MRS CRATCHITT: Rachel Pulliam, MO
AUNT MILLIE: Denise Cline, KY
NEPHEW: Ken Raney, TX
ANNOUNCER: Paul Arbisi, IL and
JAKE MARLEY: Joe Mendell, UK
GHOST: Richard Huitema, FL
Sound is by Ken Raney, with direction, production, & music by Larry Groebe
COMING THIS MONTH TO THE MUTUAL AUDIO NETWORK: Santa's Inbox!
Here's a promo for a special holiday podcast, which will start the day after (American) Thanksgiving: Friday, November 26th, and continue every Friday until Christmas Eve. Send your emails with Christmas Wish Lists, or special dedications to that certain someone, and Santa Claus will read them out loud, mentioning your first name only, and the city where you live (you can opt out of this bit).
Don't wait to get started -- send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org ! Parents should send their kids' messages on their behalf. Make sure you're subscribed to the Mutual Audio Network. Thanks from Santa and Stinky the Elf!
Kraft Music Hall w/Bing Crosby 44-12-21 Christmas Show
Philco Radio Time w/Bing Crosby 47-12-24 Christmas Show
Yes, it's a full hour of music and comedy when Bing and his special guests gather round the microphone for the holidays. In these two examples of Bing's standard Christmas fare, we'll hear the 1944 Kraft Music Hall show, and the one from Philco Radio Time in 1947.
We hope you've enjoyed these holiday selections, personally selected by Moonlight Audio Theatre's curators. OLD TIME-RADIO
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF NERO WOLFE: The Case of the Slaughtered Santas (CHRISTMAS)
Sydney Greenstreet stars as the title character, which originated in the novels by Rex Stout. Wolfe is reluctant to take on a strange case involving the murders of several bell-ringing, corner-standing Santa Clauses. Originally aired 12/22/50. OLD-TIME RADIO
THE SIX-SHOOTER: "Britt Ponset's Christmas Carol"
Welcome to Old-Time Radio Essentials, a monthly podcast dedicated to the discussion and evaluation of various episodes of Old-Time Radio. As our title suggests, we look for and try to select those episodes that truly represent a particular series, and belong in every OTR aficionado's collection. And so we present, as our 2nd annual Christmas Special, this episode of the Western series starring James Stewart, "The Six-Shooter". Join us for the full episode, and stay for the discussion afterwards! Co-hosts Pete, Paul and Dave have years of experience listening to classic radio shows and you'll have fun listening to the deconstruction.
For more episodes of this series, search "Old-Time Radio Essentials" at naradaradio.libsyn.com
PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT LIGHTS WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS TREE, 1941 (CHRISTMAS)
In this historic broadcast direct from the White House, hear FDR's words as he lights the White House Christmas tree, just two weeks or so after the attack on Pearl Harbor. With greetings from the Girl and Boy Scouts of America, songs from a choir, and statements from both Pres. Roosevelt and special guest Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain, who was visiting Washington at the time. (OLD-TIME RADIO)
HOTPOINT HOLIDAY HOUR: "The Man Who Came to Dinner" starring Jack Benny (CHRISTMAS)
In this delightful radio adaptation of the famous Kaufman & Hart script, Jack Benny plays the curmudgeonly Sheridan Whiteside, who takes over the home of a wealthy family in an Ohio town, after he is injured in a fall. While the role wasn't written with Benny in mind, Jack's personality is infused with Whiteside's and the play truly becomes his. Enjoy! (OLD-TIME RADIO)
LUX RADIO THEATRE: Miracle on 34th Street (CHRISTMAS)
In this delightful adaptation of the classic Holiday film, Lux presents the story of Kriss Kringle, who gets hired as 'the best store Santa Claus ever" by Macy's Department Store in New York City. But is he truly old Saint Nick, as the children come to believe, or just a deranged old coot? Find out for yourself as you listen in delight to "Miracle on 34th Street"! Originally aired on CBS radio, 12-20-48.
SANTA'S STOLEN TOY SACK, A Jake Dimes Christmas Number
In this special Christmas Western adventure, Jake Dimes, Range Detective returns to tell a heartwarming tale of the Old West, so have a seat and lend us yore ears, pard'ners! Adapted, produced and directed by Pete Lutz, from a pulp Western story written by S. Omar Barker. Starring THE NARADA RADIO COMPANY.
Dana Gonsalves as JAKE DIMES
Glenn Hascall as MR. PINKELSON
Austin Beach as BRIAR BUCK
John Bell as POP JECKLIN
Owen McCuen as OLD JOE McGILLIS
Juan Perez as JACK JAQUEZ
Agnes McCuen as CAP
Eloise McCuen as KITTY
Aubrey Miller as MARTHA and
Sebastian Ruiz as EDDIE
with additional voices by Lisa Michaud, Philboyd Studge, Ana Ruiz, Evy Elizondo, Crosby Miller, Eva Huckaby, Ian Robertson and Jacqueline Robertson.
Music passages came from "The Winter's Passed" by Wayne Barlow, plus the traditional Christmas carols "Wexford Carol" and "The Holly and the Ivy".
The Jake Dimes Theme was composed by Pete Lutz, arranged and performed by Dr. Ross Bernhardt.
MIRACLE FOR CHRISTMAS (DRAMA)
It's the Narada Radio Company's 2nd of three very special holiday offerings for 2020, a loving remake of the classic radio drama, "Miracle for Christmas", from the Grand Central Station series, broadcast annually for several years. Our script is from the 12-24-1949 broadcast. In this heartwarming tale, a cynical ambulance driver resents having to work on Christmas Eve; but he soon realizes the importance of his job when the young doctor he is transporting from case to case appears to perform miracle after miracle. You will want to listen to this one again and again. NARADA RADIO COMPANY
ANNOUNCERS: Michele Barnett, Dawn Robertson
MAC: John Bell
DR. MASON: Dana Gonsalves
SWITCHBOARD GIRL/ELLIE: Jessica Mathews
DR. GARRETT: Chuck Wilson
DISPATCHER: Dawn Robertson
DRUNK/YOUNG FATHER: Pete Lutz
VOICE IN THE CROWD: Ross Bernhardt
MUSIC BY Dr. Ross Bernhardt
DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY Pete Lutz
Recorded via Zoom in November 2020.
PROJECT AUDION PRESENTS: "The Plot to Overthrow Christmas"
In this new production, the Project Audion players remake Norman Corwin's classic holiday tale, told completely in rhyme! We learn how the forces of evil want to destroy Christmas, and how a hero comes to the rescue!
Project Audion was created in 2020 by Larry Groebe of Generic Radio Workshop and this is their 13th production, bringing actors from all over the United States, plus a few from Canada, together via Zoom to re-create the classics of Old-Time Radio. Find more productions (with video included!) at YouTube: search "project audion larry groebe".
'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (COMEDY)
Lovingly remade by the Narada Radio Company, this is Radio City Playhouse's adaptation of Paul Gallico's short story, originally broadcast 12/25/49 on NBC Radio. A newspaperman and his photographer are shanghaied on Christmas Eve by the Editor's bossy wife to find and deliver two goats and a red wagon. Hijinks and hilarity ensue as they reluctantly take on this challenge.
Pete Lutz as PERRY BROWN
Dana Gonsalves as AL VOGEL
John Bell as TEX COURT and MR. PETTINGSOLL
Jessica Mathews as RUSTY
Michele Barnett as ANNOUNCER and MRS. BUANACASSA
Dawn Robertson as THE WAITRESS, MRS. PETTINGSOLL and THE BOY
Chuck Wilson as THE BUTLER and THE WAITER
John Bell, Jessica Mathews and Chuck Wilson as THE GOATS.
Music was by Dr. Ross Bernhardt.
Direction and post-production by Pete Lutz
Recorded in Zoom in November 2020.
THE LAST WIGWAM CHRISTMAS (SUPERNATURAL/CHRISTMAS)
"Uncanny County" is an anthology series featuring stories of the supernatural, the weird, and the macabre; sometimes the stories are touching, other times they're humorous. But they're always extremely well-made and entertaining.
In "The Last Wigwam Christmas", an Indian-themed motel on a deserted stretch of road is seeing an unusual amount of traffic on Christmas Eve. In Uncanny County, anything can happen, and it usually does.
Alison Crane, Todd Faulkner, Emily Edwards, Matthew Hammond, Ron Sanborn, Monah Yancy, William Franke
Written by Allison Crane, adapted from her play.
Uncanny County created by Todd Faulkner & Alison Crane
Produced by Todd Faulkner, Alison Crane and William Franke
Executive Producer: Jessica Walker
A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843 and illustrated by John Leech.
A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, and then three other spirits, all in hopes of transforming Scrooge into a better man.
This production is brought to you by Studio Severn, produced and directed by Gareth Severn. It is an adaptation of the 1939 radio play starring Lionel Barrymore, whom some say was the best and only Ebeneezer Scrooge.
Narrator/Belle's Husband/Second Gentleman – Gareth Severn
Ebenezer Scrooge – Glenn Hascall
Bob Cratchit – Rocky Westbrook
Fred (Scrooge's Nephew) – Ted Wenskus
Gentleman (Collector for charity)/Tiny Tim – Steven Walker
Ghost of Marley – Pete Lutz
Ghost of Christmas Past – Larry Oliver
Ghost of Christmas Present – Dexter Herron
Fezziwig – Owen McCuen
Belle/Fran/Girl – Zoe Jenkins
Mrs Cratchit – Julia Eve
Martha Cratchit – Sarah Pinel
First Gentleman – Tom Fellas
Mrs Dilber – Natalie Winter
Charwoman – Lillian Rachel
Undertaker's Man – Cary Michel Ayers
Old Joe – Terry Cooper
Scrooge's Niece – Natalie Chisolm
The Cratchitt Children - Zoe Jenkins, Gareth Severn, Joanie and Chloe Denhart
WENCE UPON A TIME (CHRISTMAS) Just in time for Christmas a New Holiday treat from a radio drama group based out of Kelowna, BC Canada. Find out what surprise awaits Good King Wenceslas and his loyal page when they venture out into that cruel and frosty night on the Feast of Stephen. Start a new Christmas tradition; cozy up with friends and family around the 'radio' and set your imagination free with this funny and heart-warming Christmas tale. Wence Upon A Time radio play script written by Andrew Smith, Tami Smith and Avery Smith. Original songs written by Andrew Smith © 2015 Andrew Smith (SOCAN) – Lake Studios
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS DAY (CHRISTMAS) Is an uplifting and humorous story filled with an inspirational message of hope. John, a stressed-out working father, embarks on a journey of reconnection with the true meaning of today’s Christmas. This full-cast dramatization features vivid sound effects accompanied by unforgettable original music. A new holiday tradition for the whole family to enjoy together! Includes the Sequel: The Week After It’s Christmas Day.
VOICES IN THE WIND AUDIO THEATRE
A WHITE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (CHRISTMAS) To anyone young or old who is nostalgic for Christmas’s past. Here’s a Christmas show the whole family can gather around and enjoy. Featuring Bing Crosby singing his most famous song ‘White Christmas’. Originally aired on December 20, 1953. SEASONS GREETINGS EVERYONE! Old Time Radio