Continuing our special run of Christmas and holiday shows, we proudly present this episode of Pulp-Pourri Theatre, A CHRISTMAS CORNUCOPIA. Originally launched in 2016, this comes from Season Four of that series. Enjoy and have a very merry holiday season! NARADA RADIO COMPANY
PULP-POURRI THEATRE S4 E3: A CHRISTMAS CORNUCOPIA
1. SCROOGE & MARLEY'S REUNION (Live recording):
Pete Lutz, Micah Blain, Jason D. Johnson, Ross Bernhardt, Julio Herrera
2. Robert Frost's STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING:
3. BIX BIXBY BOOK REVIEW 1 (Dickens's "A Christmas Carol"):
Melody Gaines, Nick Wommack, Austin Hanna, Pete Lutz
4. THE MARCH SISTERS' CHRISTMAS (Live recording):
Pete Lutz, Victoria Fancki, Jessica Matthews, Paige Walker, Debby Leal-Ramirez, Wendy Sauer, Merilee Robinson, Richard Robinson
5. George Wither's A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1622)
Austin Hanna, Geri Elliff, George Hatfield, Kristy Glick
6. THE BICKERSONS' CHRISTMAS EVE:
Dana Gonsalves, Victoria Fancki, Pete Lutz
7. BIX BIXBY BOOK REVIEW 2 (Better Homes & Gardens Cook Book):
Pete Lutz, Nick Wommack
Continuing our special run of Christmas and holiday shows, we proudly present the Narada Radio Company and their solitary holiday offering -- but it's a lulu, kiddies!
Based on the hit stage play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, and adapted for radio several times in the 1940s (and from two of which productions ours is derived), The Man Who Came to Dinner is a rollicking comedy that tells the story of a tyrannical celebrity who gets injured around Christmastime in a small town in Ohio; and of his eventual comeuppance by his friends and loved ones. Filled with colorful characters and comical situations, this is a Holiday Treat that can't be beat.
Adapted from the 1949 Hotpoint Holiday Hour and 1950 Lux Radio Theatre broadcasts, directed and produced by Pete Lutz. For entertainment purposes only, no infringement is intended. Our Narada Radio Company players were...
Darren Rockhold as Your Announcer
Les Marsden as Sheridan Whiteside
Victoria Fancki as Maggie
Rhiannon McAfee as Lorraine Sheldon
Geri Elliff as Mrs. Stanley
Duane Noch as Mr. Stanley
Rachel Pulliam as Miss Preen
Stephanie Stearns Dulli as Sarah
Bob Beaumont as Dr. Bradley
Jessica Mathews as Harriet Stanley
Dana Gonsalves as Bert Jefferson
Tom Konkle as Beverly Carlton and
Pete Lutz as Banjo, Radio Voice, Michaelson, Expressmen, and Westcott
Music was by Dr. Ross Bernhardt
Continuing our special run of Christmas and holiday shows, we proudly present the KCAL Old-Time Radio Troupe, in live performance earlier this month, performing an episode of Our Miss Brooks, entitled “Christmas Gift Mix-Up”. This program originally aired 12/20/53.
CAST (in order of appearance):
Announcer: Steve Watts
Miss Brooks: Connie McDonald
Mrs. Davis: Denise Cline
Walter: David Damron
Conklin: Doug Fain
Boynton: Norman Cline
Harriet: Galisa Watts
Mr. Stone: Steve Watts
Directed by Doug Fain. The KCAL troupe performs in their own theater in Jessamine County, Kentucky.
Continuing our special run of Christmas and holiday shows, we proudly present this episode of Pulp-Pourri Theatre, "Karpen".
Orig. rel. 12/18/14, "Karpen" was adapted from the Pulp Fiction story by Robert Neal Leath. This was Episode 3 of Season 2 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre, an anthology audio series. This is a contemporary retelling of the 16th-century "Wandering Jew" legend, set during Christmastime, 1938. Adapted, Directed and Produced by Pete Lutz, and starring the Narada Radio Company. All materials such as sound effects and incidental music in this production were sourced from the public domain.
ANNOUNCER: Lisa Ayala
JOHN ALBERTSON/KARPEN/STURMER: Pete Lutz
JACK MURPHY: Christian Ferris
SILVERSTEIN: Jack Ward
BRENDA KARPEN: Tanja Milojevic
ELEVATOR BOY/COP: Kyle Bauer
BAHKMETEFF/CALLIERI: Dana Gonsalves
TAGUCHI: Skeeter Ullman
TELEPHONE VOICE #1: Nancy Gaugler
TELEPHONE VOICE #2: Bubba Jones
Continuing our special run of Christmas and holiday shows, we proudly present the latest release from our friends at Project Audion: My True Story: A Christmas to Remember.
Project Audion's December classic radio recreation is a lost episode from a virtually-lost series - how’s that for a Christmas present from the past! “My True Story" was on the air from 1943 to 1962 on three networks, but it's all but forgotten today, as maybe 10 vintage recordings survive from perhaps 5,000 original broadcasts!
A daily cousin to the daytime soap operas, "My True Story" produced a nearly hour-long complete drama five days a week - an astonishing achievement. Our Christmas Eve 1958 episode (#3,833), also titled "The Orphan In The Auditorium," asked the question, "What happens to a child who unexpectedly meets Santa Claus?"
It's full of poignant, heart-tugging emotion for the holidays, and was recreated from an original script saved by the 10 year old actress who played “Dot,” with a far-flung Zoom-based cast performing live…
Wendy: Holly Adams, NY
Dot: Rachel Pulliam, MO
Momma / Mother Sams: Sharon Grunwald, NJ
Santa: Ken Raney, TX
Announcer: John Bell, AL
Rachel Pulliam directed, and Larry Groebe created the music and handled production
Continuing our special run of Christmas and Holiday-themed shows, we are proud to present: The Holiday Spirit by Will Anderson
Synopsis: During an argument between two hobos, Clay and Hobo Joe, about Clay’s claims of having been a country music star, Clay’s dog, Tyger, gets injured. In steps a vet who takes Tyger to his clinic. The celebration of successful surgery is interrupted when local business bully Snerdly storms in, demanding the rent payment for the clinic by five o’clock that evening. Will the formerly famous Golden Voice of the High Plains be able to save the clinic – especially after Snerdly informs them of an injunction by Song-Pluggers Incorporated, against Clay playing his old material? Make a great new family tradition with this fun, heartwarming (and slightly subversive) Holiday tale!
Rating: AD General/Suitable for all audiences
Cast (in order of appearance) :
“Golden Voice of the High Plains” Clay McGruder: Eric Chercover
Hobo Joe: Josh Brewer
Tyger, Clay’s loyal canine companion: Bernie Cesena
Kindly veterinarian Monty Morton: Steve Coon
Snerdly the evil landlord: Jeffrey Weinstock
Cadwalls the eviler well-heeled one percenter: Ted Clayton
Safeley’s sunflower cooking oil ad interstitial
Martha, 1940’s housewife: Bernie Cesena
Lois, Martha’s across-the-fence neighbor: Shelly Hinck
Winslow, Martha’s husband: Ted Clayton
Safeley’s sunflower cooking oil pitchman: Josh Brewer
The Holiday Spirit was written by Will Anderson, directed by Stacey Pattison, and recorded and edited by Jim Bollella.
Music performed by Eric Chercover and Will Anderson.
Title art designed by Kim Patishnock.
To kick off the holiday season, MINDSTREAM PLAYERS PRESENT: The Haunting of Ebenezer Scrooge, or: The Festivus Incident
Original Script Written by Tom Konkle and Kurtis Bedford
Jude Gerard Prest
and carolers Jim Blanchette and Lisa Wyett
Sound mix by Vince Colavitti
Directed by Tom Konkle