Gualala Arts Theater announces the production of the musical, Radio Gals. Book, music and lyrics by Mike Graver and Mark Hardwick. Brian Holderman, who has directed community theater for over 30 years in Chico, Ca and just completed directing duties for the Sea Ranch Thespians, will be directing. The cast calls for 6 women and one or possibly two men.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, August 28, 4:00 p.m. at Gualala Arts with performances scheduled for the last two weekends of February. Late afternoon rehearsals are to begin in October, with time off during the holidays. For further details, please contact Brian at email@example.com.
The play: In the twenties when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, music teacher Hazel C. Hunt received a transmitter as a retirement gift and station WGAL was born in Cedar Rapids, Arkansas. A wacky quintet of singer/musicians gather daily in her parlor to set hearts thumping and toes tapping with rib tickling songs, homey chat and plugs for a rejuvenating tonic that owes its kick to the still out back. Hazel’s habit of wave jumping to find a clear channel brings a government inspector to shut her down.
“The magic of RADIO GALS is in its loving re-creation of America’s innocent musical past. Hardwick and Craver have brilliantly recaptured the spirit of smalltown America in the ’20s with a remarkable sense of authenticity. This is a fun, moving tribute to the pure, light hearted innocence that was once America, and may still be lurking somewhere deep in our hearts.” Hoyt Hilsman, VARIETY.
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