Judson Theater Company and Muirfield Broadcasting announce a special radio show of classic baseball history “Angels in the Outfield”, airing this weekend.
The hour-long show will air Saturday, October 30 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on STAR 102.5 FM and from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on WIOZ 550 AM, with a replay the next day, Sunday, October 31, from 1 to 2. pm on STAR 102.5 FM and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on WIOZ 550 AM. The public can also listen live on www.star1025fm.com.
“We’re back with our third JudsonRADIO series partnership with Muirfield Broadcasting with ‘Angels in the Outfield’,” said Daniel Haley, artistic director of Judson. “This free performance is a weekend treat of the JTC and Muirfield Broadcasting World Series for listeners in the Sandhills area.”
“Angels in the Outfield” is the surprising and heartwarming comedy about a guy named Guffy and the angel of his life. Pittsburgh Pirates manager “Guffy” McGovern was a loud, proud guy who lived alone and loved it. Summoned by the prayers of an adorable orphan named Bridget, an angel says “hello” to Guffy one night and offers to work miracles for the pirates, but only if he changes his behavior. When reporter Jennifer Paige turns angelic visions into national news, hilarity ensues.
Originally a story by Father Richard F. Grady, this beloved story full of humor, happiness and heart has been adapted for radio and film several times over the decades.
The cast of 14 actors from across the country includes a trio of actors who have traveled to the Sandhills to appear on the JTC stage: James Cougar Canfield, Tim Garner and Kelly Hackett. Local favorites Matthew Butler, Julia Golden, Chris Waldrop and Joe Brown (BPAC executive director) also appear in the program. Danny Adams and Cody Davis lend their voices to another JudsonRADIO event, and make their JTC debut with DJ Canaday, Kevin Gilligan, Jake Lesh, Kyle Stocker and Molly Wetzel.
“As with our other radio plays, the actors recorded their roles remotely from New York, Los Angeles, North Carolina and across the country,” said Morgan Sills, executive producer of JTC. “Our sound engineer Damien Figueras again supervised and coordinated the recording and added the music and sound effects. We had never done a sports-themed show at JTC and thought “Angels in the Outfield” would be an excellent choice for the radio game format.
Judson Theater Company is a non-profit 501c3 arts organization and professional theater company in residence at the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center (BPAC) on the campus of Sandhills Community College. Members of the public wishing to purchase tickets for upcoming live performances at the Owens Auditorium, including the special event “An Evening on the Lanai: Remembering The Golden Girls” (November 14) and the premiere at the Regional Theater of the holiday comedy “Yes, Virginia” (November 18-21) can purchase tickets at JudsonTheater.com or by calling (910) 585-6989.