Sonic Summerstock Presents: Narada Radio Players

quietpleaseA ghost of a tale starts this season of Sonic Summerstock with Pete Lutz’s Narada Radio Players performing the classic Quiet Please with “Good Ghost”. Sit back in the playhouse as your host David Ault gets us into audio drama time!

Sonic Workshop 1- Star Plot from Jeff Musick

Sonic Workshop is a special series designed to listen to audio drama with a more collegial critical ear. A group of experienced audio producers and writers talk about an audio production with aim of helping to improve and support new works. In our inaugural episode we present Star Plot by Jeff Musick. Thanks so much Jeff, for letting us into your playground!

Acting Tips: Worst Things in Audition

Richard Edmonson, director of the Summer Stock play "To Kill a Mockingbird" holds auditions for his production May 26 in the COAS.  Auditions will continue June 6.

Richard Edmonson, director of the Summer Stock play “To Kill a Mockingbird” holds auditions for his production May 26 in the COAS. Auditions will continue June 6.

As we gear up for another great session of recordings here at EVP we look into some of the ideas that make and break good acting auditions.

According to this Green Shirt Studio articlethe worst thing you can do is not let your own light shine in the audition. Check out the thoughts from the author and give us yours! What’s the dos and don’ts of auditioning in the audio world? Is it very different from the stage?

Lord of the Audio

t0627tarzan-5-660x313Tonight my eldest took me out to see The Legend of Tarzan. Tarzan’s been a favourite of my father’s, and it’s great to see the Edgar Rice Burroughs pulp star still having life after all these years. Inquirer.net has a nice summary on the Ape-Man’s resurrection in the theatres. The flick was pulpy fun. Solid performances. Hard to believe that there were many radio dramas done in the past. They are pretty out dated and could use a new fresh look. Anyone up to making Tarzan adventures in audio again? In the meantime, enjoy the show!

Final Act Playhouse in July!

2B9C959C8-BE0F-56E8-D8441199FEE5A637If you’re living in the Des Moines area, now’s your time to get tickets for the upcoming summer playhouse live radio drama there. Final Act Ensemble is bringing back many of your OTR favourites. Check out this Broadwayworld article:

The Des Moines Community Playhouse’s Final Act Ensemble presents their annual summer showcase, an evening of radio shows, 7:00 PM, Tuesday, July 19. Tickets are $10 for all ages and available online at www.dmplayhouse.com and at The Playhouse ticket office, 515-277-6261.

The Final Act Ensemble returns for another installment of nostalgic radio programming, presented in two acts. The first half of the program consists of old-time radio fun with episodes like “Fibber McGee and Molly on Election Day,” “Gracie (Allen) Runs for President,” and “George Frumple Runs for Town Council.” Also on the program: period songs, an installment of “The Shadow” and the return of Dick Tracy, this time solving “Murder at the Mike.”

Go get your tickets today! Make sure you tell ’em “The Sonic Society sent me!”