Musical Adventure Boogie Woogie Radio Hour Opens January 11
“The show must go on” is a motto all people familiar with theatre are a custom to, however, this January 11 to the 28 the cast and creators of Boogie Woogie Radio Hour will put that slogan to the test.
Boogie Woogie Radio Hour is an original musical adventure by Hedgerow alum Sarah Gafgen, Shaun Yates, and Carl Smith. It’s 1948 and Radio WBGW is the biggest little radio station the biggest small town in Texas.
“The premise of the piece is that a small, scrappy radio station recruits a big New York troupe to join them for their first broadcast for a live audience and when things don't work out exactly as planned everyone has to work together,” said co-creator Gafgen.
The 10th Anniversary LIVE Radio Production is the hottest ticket in town, the high school gym is bound to be full to the brim and everyone it town is buzzing with excitement! There’s even a troupe from New York City scheduled to perform! But what happens when that troupe gets re-routed at the last minute? Will the anniversary celebration come to a screeching halt disappointing everyone? Who could possibly save the day?
“This show will have lots of fun, our goal is to bring lots of memories of these great classic songs and give the audience lots of opportunity for belly laughs,” said Gafgen, “this is a fusion of a classic radio play and a musical review, hopefully with some fun surprises.”
Featuring classic standards like "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Sentimental Journey," "What'll I do," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "Count Your Blessings," and of course "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"
“This show is a chance to turn back the clock to radio's heyday with a few unexpected twists along the way,” said Gafgen.
The first performance of Boogie Woogie Radio Hour is Thursday, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a Wednesday matinee on January 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and the show signs off Sunday January 28, at 2 p.m.
Adult ticket prices are $20. Prices include all fees and are subject to change. For reservations or more info, call 610-565-4211 or visit www.HedgerowTheatre.org. Hedgerow Theatre is located at 64 Rose Valley Road in Rose Valley (near Media).