PANIC: Behind the scenes of the War of the Worlds Broadcast

By Stephen Dolginoff

Directed by Catie O'Donnell

Join MTM for a reading of a fun new musical!

On October 30, 1938, 23 year old Orson Welles oversaw a broadcast that would become the most infamous in radio history. When charged with dramatizing HG Wells' "The War of the Worlds", Welles and writer Howard Koch created a script that resembled an actual radio newscast, causing listeners to believe that aliens were actually invading Earth! PANIC, with book, music and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff, looks at what might have happened behind the scenes on that fateful night, which secured Orson Welles' standing as an entertainment legend.

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Produced by Music Theatre of Madison at TapIt/New Works Studio Theater, 1957 Winnebago St.

Performances: October 6, 2012

Performance Times: October 6 at 7:30 pm

Free admission

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