Centralcasting presents The Son of West Branch and Sixty-Six Trips to Lansing, by Will Anderson
In this special double-feature, award-winning audio playwright Will Anderson presents a tribute to former US President Herbert Hoover.
THE SON OF WEST BRANCH: AMERICA'S GREAT HUMANITARIAN
The Son of West Branch: America’s Great Humanitarian is an historic dramatization looking at the pivotal moments of Herbert Hoover’s life from his early childhood up to the eve of the 1928 presidential election. It was written by Anderson during an artist residency at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in 2008. This performance, which stars Phil Proctor (of The Firesign Theatre) as Herbert Hoover, was recorded in front of a live audience of about 200 by the National Audio Theatre Festivals in July 2011 and received an Award of Excellence in the 2012 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts.
Directed by: Butch D’Ambrosio
Assistant Director: Sue Bilich
Technical Director: David Shinn
SFX Director: Tony Brewer
Live SFX Mixer: Renee Pringle
Music Mixer: Ben Taylor
Intro Credits: Phil Proctor & Robin Miles
Narrator: Madison Wiehe
Hulda Hoover: Suzan Lorraine
Announcer: Rich Fish
Tad Hoover: Terry Hampton
Herbert at age 2: Sue Bilich
Jesse Hoover: Peter Pollack
Dr. Minthorn: Phil Proctor
Sissy: Melinda Peterson
Toby: Tom Wiens
Mother: Sue Bilich
Conductor: Steve D’Onofrio
Herbert Hoover: Phil Proctor
Voter: Tony Brewer
Edith: Robin Miles
Martha: Toni Johnson
Charles: Michael Byers
Bewick: Jack Davids
Secretary: Suzan Lorraine
Jules’s Mother: Christy Jordan
Child: Sue Bilich
Colonel Schmidt: Rich Fish
German Aide: Lucus Keppel
Jules: Michael Byers
Blues Singer: Emily Carlson
Radio Announcer: Rich Fish
Mayor: Bill Chessman
Reporter: Lucus Keppel
Music Director: Dwight Frizzell
Master Mix: Kyle Harris
Guitar: Julia Thro
Drums: Pat Conway
Stage Manager: Jorda Ford
Recording Truck Engineers: Mike Konopa & Kerby Mitchell
Art Design and Layout: Kelly DeBoyer
Sampling Artist/Sound Effects Preproduction/Final Mixdown: Marc Wiener
SIXTY-SIX TRIPS TO LANSING
Inspired by the popular acclaim for the musical "Hamilton," this short comedy script follows the efforts of a professor attempting to get funding for a presidential-rock-musical based on the life of Herbert Hoover. This piece was recorded by actors in isolation during the 2020 pandemic lockdown and assembled in post. Sixty-Six Trips to Lansing was awarded a silver listening award by the National Audio Theatre Festivals at their 2021 Hear Now: Audio Fiction and Arts Festival.
The committee chair: Ted Clayton.
Vice chair: Jeffrey Weinstock
The applicant: Andrew Papa
Written by Will Anderson and edited by Lucas Nunn.
Episode 1 -- "Treasure Island", The Mercury Theatre On the Air
Based on the very positive response from our 2nd annual Christmas Special, Moonlight Audio is happy to present the full series of Old-Time Radio Essentials, a podcast wherein a specific episode from a selected OTR series is presented, and then discussed by three co-hosts: Pete Lutz, Jane St. John and Paul Arbisi; to determine whether or not it meets the following criteria:
1. Is it truly representative of that series? (Can anyone point to it and say, "Yes, that is what [NAME OF SERIES] was all about.")
2. Is it an episode worthy of inclusion in any and every OTR aficionado's private collection?
So with this in mind, we three bring you, as our first installment, the 2nd episode of Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre series, "Treasure Island", originally broadcast July 18th, 1938. We'll introduce the show, play it in its entirety, then discuss it at length. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoy it!
To comment or give suggestions for future discussions, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Watch for monthly releases of Old-Time Radio Essentials, right here on Moonlight Audio!
NARADA AUDIO DRIVE-IN #4 (SPECIAL FEATURE) THIS EPISODE'S FEATURES: Turnbuckle Television Cartel Presents: "If Symptoms Persist", Jake Dimes - Range Detective Chapter Four: "Arrested!" and Pulp-Pourri Theatre S4 E4: "Arson Plus" by Dashiell Hammett. Narada Radio Company
NARADA AUDIO DRIVE-IN #3 (SPECIAL FEATURE) Happy Holidays! For your Seasonal entertainment, here's a nice mix of the old-and-new: Some original material and a few old-time radio remakes in the ol' Christmas spirit! We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it for you. THIS EPISODE'S FEATURES: Bill Bixby Book Review, Jake Dimes-Chapter 3, Scrooge and Marley’s Reunion, Robert Frost’s Stopping by Woods On A Snowy Evening, The March Sister’s Christmas, George Wither’s A Christmas Carol 1622 and the Bickerson’s Christmas Eve. Narada Radio Company
NARADA AUDIO DRIVE-IN #2 (SPECIAL FEATURE) (LANGUAGE) Welcome to Episode 2 of the Narada Audio Drive-In, the Pulp-Pourri Theatre Season Four Extra! In this special new format, we will present a triple-feature with every installment! So park your car, prop the speaker in the window, sit back, and enjoy the show! We've included some historic recordings from drive-in movies for your entertainment. THIS EPISODE'S FEATURES: The Consumer Review: Just in time for Christmas, our consumer reviewer, Armhurst Suyderhoud, brings to our attention a child’s plaything with potential hazards, Jake Dimes, Range Detective - Chapter 2: "Taming the Man-Killer" and Pulp-Pourri Theatre: "Black Roses", a study in terror. Written by Mark Slade. A group of friends and thieves steal a valuable object and unleash an ancient creature, who is rather hungry. Narada Radio Company
NARADA AUDIO DRIVE-IN #1 (SPECIAL FEATURE) (LANGUAGE) Welcome to the Narada Audio Drive-In! As a special new format for PPT Season 4, we will present a triple-feature with every installment! So park your car, prop the speaker in the window, sit back, and enjoy the show! We've included some historic recordings from drive-in movies for your entertainment. THIS EPISODE'S FEATURES: Insomnia Theatre: "Heroes' Haven", a spoof of Japanese anime, Jake Dimes, Range Detective - Chapter 1: "Meet Jake Dimes" and Pulp-Pourri Theatre: "Fingers", a study in horror. Narada Radio Company
SNOW WHITE – SPECIAL PREVIEW (CLASSIC FICTION) In this classic tale of good and evil, Snow White is pursued by a revengeful Queen who is jealous of her natural beauty and goodness. When the Queen learns of Snow White’s hiding place with the Dwarfs in the woods, she prepares a plan to poison her with an apple.
Join Snow White as she journeys into the world of the Evil Queen, Udo the Huntsman, the Magic Mirror, the Prince, Deidre the Dove, Albrecht the Owl, and the Deep Dark Woods.
Directed by Laura Van Veen and featuring Georgia Lee Schultz as Snow White and Mary Ellen Herder as the Evil Queen, this dramatized version features a full cast of characters, music, and sound effects. Adapted for audio by Diane Vanden Hoven. Voices In The Wind Audio Theatre
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MURDER CASTLE (SPECIAL FEATURE) Sonic Summerstock 2016 presents the Classic LIGHTS OUT Suspense Thriller, “Murder Castle” Performed by the No Sleep Podcast Players. Sonic Summerstock
DEATH ROBBERY (SPECIAL FEATURE) Sonic Summerstock 2016 presents the suspenseful Classic LIGHTS OUT episode, “Death Robbery” by Arch Oboler. A man tries to bring back to life his scientist friends wife who died in a car accident. They have forgotten something important. Performed by the No Sleep Podcast Players. Sonic Summerstock
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WILLING TO TAKE THE RISK (SPECIAL FEATURE) Herald Jones struggles to win back the affections of Belinda Goodall. He started the romance as his alter ego, Malik Fraser. Soon he was forced to reveal his secret identity to Belinda, who's had enough for both of them. In this season finale, Anvil Steel tries to break them up for good. As aired on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC 91.5 FM
TO GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE WE GO (SPECIAL FEATURE) In the rough and tumble streets of Concrete Falls, murder and revenge fuel a cycle of violence. Now, a grieving father seeks retribution for the murder of his only son. But for Herald Jones, vengeance isn't justice, even when the victim is a friend. As aired on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC 91.5 FM
A CUT ABOVE (SPECIAL FEATURE) Herald Jones gets the word on the street when he visits his favorite barber shop. Not all the news is good. The Mad Nabber's daring bank job right under the Pharaoh's nose is causing citizens to question his abilities. And the news gets worse for our unsuspecting hero. As aired on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC 91.5 FM
NIETCHZE'S SPAWN (SPECIAL FEATURE) Herald Jones is hoping to relax after busting a violent band of radical patriots. Alas, he will face once again the merciless cyborg Anvil Steel. This monstrous machine-man menace gets the Pharaoh's attention when he threatens our hero's friend Henry at Henry's Stop N' Go. As aired on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC 91.5 FM
INTENTIONS OF PATRIOTS (SPECIAL FEATURE) Last week, crime-fighting took a back seat to Herald's troubled love life. Now that he's revealed his secret identity to Belinda Goodall, the Pharaoh is back, and there's no time to lose. Right-wing terrorists, filling with Islamophobic hatred are threatening the security of Concrete Falls. As aired on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC 91.5 FM
LOVE DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (SPECIAL FEATURE) Things aren't going well between Malik Frasier and the woman he loves. Belinda Goodall has been stood up once too often. But she doesn't know that our humble bookstore clerk broke those dates on a hero's mission, playing his part as the Jade City Pharaoh. Malik's only hope is to reveal his secret identity, but will he do it, and can it save a failing romance? As aired on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC 91.5 FM
SANCTUARY (SPECIAL FEATURE) As a crime fighter, Herald Jones knows not every moment of a heroes life is filled with adventure. Sometimes he has to run errands just like the rest of us -- except he can fly and we can't. But even a simple trip to the bank can turn to danger for the Jade City Pharaoh. As aired on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC 91.5 FM
LAST CALL (SPECIAL FEATURE) In our last episode, our hero chased The Beef Cooka and his driver to a fiery crash at a police roadblock. But somehow, the wily Beef Cooka escaped. Now, the search for the sinister fiend must wait as the green-caped avenger, the Jade City Pharaoh, embarks on a personal crusade to save his detective friend from destroying herself. It's a quest that threatens a budding romance. As aired on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC 91.5 FM
THE CHASE (SPECIAL FEATURE) We left our hero in the hospital, recovering from a brutal attack by his arch nemesis, The Beef Cooka. Though he survived, the Pharaoh fakes his death in hopes his enemy would get careless. For six months, he helped Detective Martina McCoy build a case. Now, the wait is over. It's time to take the fight to the very headquarters of The Beef Cooka. As aired on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC 91.5 FM
HARD TO KILL (SPECIAL FEATURE) At the end of Season One, our hero Herald M.F. Jones (aka The Jade City Pharaoh) was gravely wounded by his arch nemesis, The Beef Cooka. In this episode, Herald's closest friend, Supreme Intellect ('Preme) and police detective Martina McCoy wait anxiously at Herald's bedside as our hero pays an out-of-body visit to his long-deceased mentor. As aired on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC 91.5 FM
WE’RE ALIVE – A ZOMBIE STORY OF SURVIVAL (SPECIAL FEATURE) Burt, Saul, and Angel meet with Michael and return to the tower to find it under siege. Using supplies from Burt’s secret stash, they turn the tides and go to find their friends inside.
WE’RE ALIVE – A ZOMBIE STORY OF SURVIVAL (SPECIAL FEATURE) A slip-up causes the survivors of the tower to be noticed. Michael scrambles to keep everyone safe while Saul and Angel discover a dying old man, Burt, out amongst the ruins.
WE’RE ALIVE – A ZOMBIE STORY OF SURVIVAL (SPECIAL FEATURE) Saul and Angel are scavenging for supplies, but are coming up short. A new group of survivors are drawn to Peg’s “We’re Alive” sign hanging outside the tower.
WE’RE ALIVE – A ZOMBIE STORY OF SURVIVAL (SPECIAL FEATURE) COARSE LANGUAGE Lizzy, Riley, and Datu are trained to shoot. Pegs struggles to find a purpose as she refuses to use a gun. The other soldiers prepare the hummer for recon missions.
WE’RE ALIVE – A ZOMBIE STORY OF SURVIVAL (SPECIAL FEATURE) COARSE LANGUAGE Access to the lobby has been lost and needs to be sealed in case more come to the tower for refuge. The rest search the rooms for food and supplies, but find something else living in the tower.
WE’RE ALIVE – A ZOMBIE STORY OF SURVIVAL (SPECIAL FEATURE) COARSE LANGUAGE The tower lobby is secured, but only for so long. Survivors on the outside try to find refuge in the tower, attracting threats to their front door.