The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Welcome To The Sonic Society!

Each week Jack Ward and David Ault are pleased to showcase the very best Modern Audio Theatre (Radio Drama) from around the world. From the days of Old Time Radio in the early 20th century until the modern age of broadcasts, podcasts, and streaming simulcasts, audio plays are movies for the mind!

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Sonic Summerstock Playhouse S10E05: Dark Shadows/ Wuthering Heights

Posted By on August 2, 2020

Welcome back to the Sonic Summerstock Playhouse 11th season! David Ault returns as your host with yet another double feature for this evening at the stage beginning with the pilot from Dark Shadows by Joshua Price and Lightningbolt Theatre of the Mind and “Wuthering Heights” from Rachel Pulliam!

Sonic Echo: 406 Western Adventures: The Northern- Challenge of the Yukon

Posted By on July 26, 2020

This month Jack brings a Northern- a western of the North- with “Challenge of the Yukon” to fellow amigos- Jeff and Lothar. Together they go digging into the golden mines of Old Time Radio.

Come Away Musical

James Gordon’s “Fields of Rock and Snow”

Sam Steele Heritage Minute

Wendigo

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Renfrew of the Mounted Police

Sgt. Renfrew and the Royal Canadian Air Farce

Sonic Summerstock Playhouse Season 11- Quiet Please/The Mark of Markus Hellfire

Posted By on July 26, 2020

Welcome back to the Sonic Summerstock Playhouse 11th season! Your host David Ault returns with a another double feature for this night at the summer theatre beginning with an episode of “Quiet Please” from the Narada Radio Company and “The Mark of Markus Hellfire” a radio drama-like sketch from David Cummings and the No Sleep Podcast!

Sonic Summerstock Playhouse Season 11- A Trio of Duos/Bob and Rae

Posted By on July 19, 2020

Welcome back to the Sonic Summerstock Playhouse 11th season! Your host David Ault returns with a double feature for this night at the summer theatre beginning with “A Duo of Trios” by John Bell from The Batfry and he is joined by Pete Lutz from Narada Radio Company for a sketch from “Bob and Ray”! Two great comedic presentations this Sunday!

Sonic Speaks 0503: Nightfall #3: Christopher Cutress

Posted By on July 12, 2020

In celebration for the 40th anniversary of the classic Old Time Radio series- Nightfall from the CBC, Jack reaches out to Chris Cutress, CBC audio editor and sound effects master to talk about his time in radio and his experience with Nightfall!

Sonic Summerstock Playhouse Season 11- Nightbeat “The Death of Riley”

Posted By on July 12, 2020

We’re back with our second great new recreation in the Summerstock Playhouse 2020 season. Host David Ault welcomes the Narada Radio Company and Pete Lutz with the classic “Nightbeat” and “The Death of Riley”!

Sonic Summerstock Playhouse Season 11- Mars Is Heaven

Posted By on July 5, 2020

It’s the amazing premiere episode of the Sonic Summerstock Playhouse 11th season! Your host David Ault opens the playhouse with an Amigo’s Audio Collective performance of the classic X-Minus One show “Mars is Heaven” from producer Jeff Billard. Tonight’s performance is dedicated to our amigo Bill Hollweg who continues to inspire us each and every day. When the first humans land on the moon they believe that Mars is heaven until..

Sonic Speaks 0501: Nightfall #2: Bill Gray

Posted By on July 5, 2020

In celebration for the 40th anniversary of the classic Old Time Radio series- Nightfall from the CBC, Jack continues his conversations, this time with Bill Gray, producer and writer of some of the most acclaimed episodes of the iconic Nightfall. Apologies for the quality of the sound recording interview

2020 Seneca Awards!

Posted By on June 30, 2020

Nominees for 3rd Annual Audio Theatre Central Seneca Awards™ Announced

Final Nominees in 11 Categories Have Been Released Today

PHOENIX, June 26, 2020 — The committee for the Audio Theatre Central Seneca Awards™ has announced the complete list of nominees in all 11 categories for the 3rd annual awards. Presented by Porchlight Family Media, the Audio Theatre Central Seneca Awards™ is an awards program to recognize excellence in the world of family-friendly audio drama. The awards nominees have been selected from all eligible productions released in the 2019 calendar year.

Categories include Best Script, Best Long Form Audio Drama, Best Short Form Audio Drama, as well as categories to recognize excellence in acting. The complete list of nominees is available at thesenecas.org.

The award winners will be announced next month, July 24, 2020, via a live-streamed audio broadcast on the awards website. The broadcast will also be recorded and archived on the site.

For more information about the Audio Theatre Central Seneca Awards™, you can visit thesenecas.org. Inquiries may be directed to [email protected]. You may also contact the awards committee chair, J.D. Sutter, at [email protected] or 623-252-5779. 

Sonic Society #652- The End of Madness

Posted By on June 28, 2020

In our season 15 finale Lions Den Theatre returns with Reefer Madness The Audio Play. A new adaptation of the seven-year-old adaptation of the 1936 film. Originally performed during the lockdown through Facebook Watch Party!