CCU Department of Theatre: The 1940’s Radio Hour


1940s Radio Hour


CCU Department of Theatre presents The 1940’s Radio Hour, featuring the CCU Jazz Ensemble. Music and mayhem ensues during a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The spirit of a bygone era, when the world was at war and pop music meant Strike Up the Band and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, (both in this show), is captured as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mike, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.

The 1940’s Radio Hour show dates and times:

Week 1

Wednesday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Week 2

Tuesday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Performances take place at 79th Ave Theatre in Myrtle Beach. Admission is $17. To purchase tickets, visit the website here.

Additionally, there is a Command Performance & Reception with a pre-show lecture on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $50, and the proceeds benefit the scholarship opportunities in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. To purchase tickets, call (843) 349-6985.