“When Radio Was King: A Throwback to the Sixties” at Monmouth


Karen Lipovsky, left, as Helen Trent, and Danny Gay as Brett, as Helen Trent continues. Photo added

Monmouth Community Players plans to present ‘When Radio Was King: A Return to the 60’s’ from February 18-20 at Cumston Hall, 796 Main St. in Monmouth. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Before there was Netflix, Hulu and cable TV, families crowded around the radio to listen to their favorite shows. The Monmouth Community Players invite the public to travel back in time to the 1960s and experience a live radio broadcast in their fifth annual production of ‘When Radio Was King’. This production is directed by Josie French of Lewiston, produced by Danny Gay of Monmouth, with Ginger Smith of Winthrop as box office manager and Kyle Mansur of Auburn as light and sound operator.

Audiences can expect to see an authentic old-fashioned radio show, complete with old vaudeville comedy routines, sketches and commercials including sound effects – just as they would if they were in the audience. a real radio program. If you had a problem, how would it compare to Helen Trent’s? Would you like a trip to the zoo with Popeye and his friends? Can you solve the 5 minute mystery? Come and enjoy these sketches accompanied by beautiful songs of the time.

The cast is a mix of voice and comedic talent, ages 13-70+, consisting of: Andy Tolman of Readfield; Greene’s Jane Mitchell; Danny Gay of North Monmouth; Karen Lipovsky of Monmouth; Jocelyn Curtis of Lisbon Falls; Debby and Ken Mansur of Auburn; Deb Kramlich of Gray; Cade Parker of Augusta; Shawn Jiminez of W. Gardiner; Jeff Fairfield of Farmingdale; Patrick and Amy Hamlin from Wales; Amy Griswold of Winthrop; Kathryn Ross of Gardiner; Jennifer White, Adam Dawes and Josie French of Lewiston.

The public will be required to wear masks in the building.

Tickets are $18 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors.

To order tickets or for more information, visit monmouthcommunityplayers.org or call 207-370-9566.

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