By Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick
Directed by Bonnie Heckman Foust
"RADIO GALS" is a musical by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick, set in the late l920's, and concerning an enterprising woman, Hazel Hunt, of Cedar Ridge, Arkansas who, upon her retirement as the town music teacher, receives a Western Electric 500 watt radio transmitter and begins broadcasting as radio station "WGAL". What comes out over the local airwaves is a small town diary, calendar, and stream of consciousness -- sort of a Molly Bloom crossed with the Farmers' Almanac -- with generous dollops of singing and playing by Hazel's "all-girl" orchestra, "the Hazelnuts", and that lovesick flapper Gladys Fritts. However, due to Hazel's habit of "channel wandering", herbroadcasts are not always so local, as listeners as faraway as Montreal and Manhattan could testify. Enter O. B. Abbott, Federal Radio Inspector, intent on rescuing the airwaves from gypsies like Hazel Hunt. However, Mr. Abbott soon falls prey to the blandishments of the Hazelnuts, and the Shangri-La that is Cedar Ridge. One wouldn't be surprised to hear that said Inspector has a fine tenor voice, plays the accordion, falls for the flapper, and ...
Produced by Mighty Richland Players Dinner Theater at Masonic Hall, 203 W. High Street, Orangeville, IL
Performances: March 28 - April 13, 2008
Performance Times: MAR 28-30, APR 4 & 6, APR 12 & 13. FRI and SAT theater opens 6 PM, meal at 6:30 PM. SUN theater opens noon, meal at 12:20 PM.
Ticket Prices: Tickets $40. Reservations required
Call 815-819-1310 for reservations or more information.