IF YOU SURVIVE FRIDAY THE 13TH, YOU WILL EXPERIENCE THE HALLOWEEN SPOOKTAKULAR!

What is the REPS Halloween Spooktakular?  On Saturday ,October 14th,  the mysterious host will appear and take you on a journey into a strange new world . . . of audio drama . . . presented live on stage for your seasonal enjoyment.    Find your way to the Auburn Eagles Club, for on this one afternoon there exists another dimension which will take you into the world beyond.  In this world you will find that it’s Halloween and only moments away from midnight.   As the ominous clock tolls away at midnight, our ghostly hosts will appear and the adventure begins.   We’ll warm you up with a couple of choice Halloween songs and then the drama unfolds with three tales of Halloween Horror.  the first, an original tale of a mystery box containing something creepy and deadly from the pen of Roger Kim. Followed by a classic tale of revenge from the pen of Edgar Allen Poe.  Last but not least,  a special presentation performed courtesy of Campfire Radio Theater .  From the creative pen of John Ballentine, an original tale that begins with harmless pranks in peaceful suburbia but quickly turns dark when a young woman comes to fear that her majestic home which sits next to a graveyard just might be haunted.  We trust that you will have a fun experience as you watch live radio drama unfold on stage accompanied by crafty and creative live sound effects.     REPS, we make Halloween fun and for the lowest cost in town!

The REPS Halloween Spooktakular

Sat Oct 14 2:00-4:00 PM   Eagles Hall 702 M Street Auburn, WA

Free and Open to the Public

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THE MARTIANS ARE COMING OCTOBER 21st

On Saturday, October 21st at 2:00 PM, at St John’s United Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington, David Persson will present a re-creation of The Mercury Theatre’s presentation of H.G. Wells’ “The War of the Worlds,” originally produced by John Houseman and directed by Orson Welles.

This program was in the continuing tradition of The Mercury Theatre on the Air of adapting classic works of literature for a radio audience. Adapted by Howard E. Koch from the original story by Wells, this story was deliberately aimed at a modern radio audience by inserting news bulletins and on the spot news reporting into the framework of the story. Also, the story was moved from 19th century England to modern America.

As a self-sustaining show, with no commercial sponsor, The Mercury Theatre and Orson Welles had more freedom to push boundaries in terms of content and style. Welles’ reputation as a theatrical marvel on Broadway had opened many doors for him. His audacious and radical re-styling of Shakespeare’s plays had opened many eyes to the possibilities of re-setting classic dramas in contemporary political and social situations.

Originally broadcast on October 30th, 1938 by the Columbia Broadcasting System, the original script by Koch was rejected by Welles as being dull and tedious. He suggested that it be modernized and put in the format of news flashes and bulletins interrupting regular network programing. The locale was also changed from London to Grover’s Mill, New Jersey. Welles assembled a small group of actors – among which included Ray Collins, Kenny Delmar, and Richard Wilson – to play the variety of characters in the story. The actors spent many hours listening to acetate recordings of news reporting to get the right inflections and capture a sense of authenticity for the performance.

When the show was broadcast, a fortuitous event occurred. The Chase and Sanborn Hour was being broadcast at the same time on rival network, NBC. When the show changed pace from the comedy of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy to a song by Nelson Eddy, many listeners started dial twisting (the 1930’s equivalent to channel surfing with television) and came upon the War of the Worlds broadcast, missing the original opening of the show. For those who stayed to listen to the entire show, it soon became evident that it was a fictional show and not a true rendering of an actual event. However, those who missed the beginning of the broadcast were were fooled into believing that Earth was indeed being invaded by aliens from Mars.

For our REPS production of “The War of the Worlds,” obviously we will lack the advantage of surprise to captivate our listening audience. Our goal as a production team and a group of actors will be to deliver an entertaining live performance, as we recreate this well-documented and extensively researched broadcast.

The performance will be produced by David Persson and directed by Monica Chilton. Some of the performers will be familiar to our REPS audience, and others will be new to the club. I hope that many people looking for some spooky entertainment on the eve of Halloween will come to see some great performances and enjoy each other’s company.

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THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

Sat, Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm

5515 Phinney Ave N Seattle WA 98103

Free and Open to the Public

The REPS Radio Artists are back and are excited to present the infamous radio drama The War of The Worlds*! The legendary show broadcast in 1938 by Orson Welles and The Mercury Theater On The Air over the CBS Radio Network will be performed live onstage.  Join our cast of actors and sound effects artists as they recreate one of the most famous radio plays of all time – just in time for Halloween!

*Written by Howard E. Koch, The War of the Worlds is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

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A look Back at Super Saturday: REPS’ Visit with Superheroes

On Saturday afternoon, September 9th, REPS presented a terrific program to launch the 2017-2018 REPS regular season.  The two  hour affair which centered on exploring the media origins of four featured superheroes – The Green Hornet, The Blue Beetle, Superman and Batman, was the brain child of Karl Frunz.  The event, as conceived by Karl,  was presented as a sort of Saturday Matinee of featured nostalgic entertainment, book-ended by stories of how the super hero first vaulted from a pulp fiction publication and onto the radio airwaves and the cinema screen.

At the outset of Karl’s presentation we were shown just how popular Superheroes are today.  Karl suggested that it was in fact the popularity of the superhero which was keeping modern Hollywood from going bankrupt.  Hollywood has made fourteen billion dollars off of just fifteen movies in the last five years.  That’s fifteen movies that have  featured people dressing up in latex suits , wearing capes, running around saving the world.  Beyond the movies, many current TV series are also featuring the exploits of one Superhero or another.  It’s a concept that hasn’t changed much since originally manifested in the pulp fiction days of the early 1930’s.  While younger audiences might believe that these current movies are the creation of modern movie producers, Karl maintains that there really is nothing new and in his presentation he attempts to create a time line by linking the modern superhero back to the beginning of the concept by spotlighting four characters created in the 1930’s who have been featured in more than one media.

The Green Hornet 

Karl decided to kick it off by exploring the origins of The Green Hornet because unlike other superheroes, The Hornet did not first appear in a comic book or pulp publication but was created specifically for radio (most likely in response to the rising popularity of the pulp fiction hero).  It was way back in 1936 when the Green Hornet premiered on WXYZ radio in Detroit.  The program was so popular that it was picked up and distributed by the Mutual Broadcasting System, a radio network of affiliated stations coast to coast.   Soon after,  Hollywood beckoned.  Universal figured that the listening public would flock to the movie theaters for the chance to see the radio hero in an action packed  feature.  At the time, Universal, Columbia and Republic were the three studios churning out movie serials.  Movie serials were an action packed motion picture, which were edited into chapters and exhibited in consecutive order at one theater, generally advancing weekly until the series was completed.  Each chapter generally ended with a cliff hanger in which the hero found himself in a perilous situation with little apparent chance of escape.  These cliff hangers were designed to bring the audience back to the theater week after week.   In 1940 Universal presented the Green Hornet as a 13 part movie serial starring Gordon Jones as Britt Reid aka  The Green Hornet.  On the original movie poster the serial was advertised  as “Radio drama more vivid on screen!” 

Faced with rising crime and increased racketeering activity, intrepid newspaper editor Britt Reid becomes the crime fighter the Green Hornet. Donning a disguise, the Hornet and his brilliant Korean inventor/sidekick Kato fight an infamous racket that’s menacing their city.

The first chapter of the 1940 Green Hornet movie serial was screened for the audience in attendance and ended as expected with the Green Hornet in dire peril.  Although the closing announcement at the end of the serial invited us to see “Thundering Terror, chapter two of The Green Hornet At this theater NEXT WEEK”   the REPS audience would not have that pleasure.  However, REPS may begin posting the subsequent chapters online in the near future.  The serial was typical of the action and plotting found in the standard  serial of the day.  This writer would have to agree with one reviewer who wrote, “In spite of its many-many flaws, its b-grade visual effects, its laughable dialogue, etc., etc., etc. – This vintage, b&w serial from 1940 (presented in 13 thrill-packed episodes) was still definitely about 10 times more entertaining and exciting to watch than was the likes of (that doofus) Seth Rogen’s disgustingly dismal and completely contemptible feature film adaptation of the Green Hornet character in 2011.”

More fondly remembered was the Green Hornet TV series which aired for one season on ABC TV in 1966 with Bruce Lee in the role of Kato.

The Blue Beetle

This superhero character is far less known than the other iconic heroes presented.  The Blue Beetle is the perfect example of a character who first premiered in a pulp publication.  Created by Charles Nicholas, The character was featured  in the comic book Mystery Men #1, published by Fox Features Syndicate in 1939.   The Blue Beetle radio program would spring into action over the airwaves in 1940 with little fanfare and only lasted for about four months.  Sources indicate that the series was carried over the CBS radio network but to this listener, recordings of the program suggest that the program was more likely a syndicated feature rather than a program originated over the CBS network. We’ll have to research further.   The Blue Beetle radio program was pretty faithful to the comic character and featured the exploits of Dan Garrett, a rookie patrolman who, by wearing bullet-proof blue chain mail, transformed himself into the mysterious Blue Beetle, a daring crusader for justice. The radio series was entertaining and had a different vibe than the standard radio program of the day which featured superheroes.  As Donald Motley wrote in his review “This is not one of your “fun” superhero shows. It’s deadly sober and serious with not a hint of irony or comic relief. It’s well written and acted, and there’s lots of violent action and sound-effects.”    For REPS Super Saturday, a full cast performed an episode of the Blue Beetle titled Death Rides on Horseback.  It was a thrill  presenting the radio drama live before an audience (featuring creative sound effects and Roger Kim providing live music).  I had never given much interest in listening to episodes of the Blue Beetle but this live radio performance truly piqued my interest.  It was truly enjoyable.  We only have audio of the radio re-creation  so for the video, REPS has added pictures, derived from comic book sources to create an an audio comic book feature.  The audio comic book is  fun and can be found at the  30:45 point in the video presentation How Superheroes Escaped Their Pages.

Initially, The Blue Beetle did not have a long run in radio or in comic books but he did return in the mid 1960’s in  comic book form and once again in 2008.  In 2008 a new publisher re-envisioned  the Blue Beetle with an entirely modern look for 2008 comic book readers.  Who knows that the future holds? Movies? Television?  Only time will tell.

Superman

Superman was introduced to the American public via comic book in 1938-39 feature in action comics.  The character became so popular that he was featured in his own comic book a few issues later.  Not long after, radio producers were wanting to adapt the comic book character as a daily series.   The series came to radio in 1940 over station WOR in New York city.  Similar to the Green Hornet,  the Superman radio program was picked up by the Mutual Broadcasting Network and broadcast coast to coast.  The radio series would run until 1951 when it gave way to the legendary television series starring George Reeves which ran from 1952-1958.   Prior to radio series going national, a gentleman named Max Fleischer produced a series of Superman cartoons released in technicolor by Paramount pictures.  The initial eight cartoons were released in 1941 and 1942.   The first cartoon in the series, simply titled Superman, a.k.a. The Mad Scientist, was released on September 26, 1941, and was nominated for the 1941 Academy Award for Best Short Subject: Cartoons. The voice of Superman for the cartoon series was initially provided by Bud Collyer, who also performed the lead character’s voice during the Superman radio series. Joan Alexander was the voice of Lois Lane, a role she also portrayed on radio alongside Collyer. Music for the series was composed by Sammy Timberg, the Fleischers’ long-time musical collaborator.  The Superman cartoons till this day are considered to be “beauty beyond compare” in terms of the way that they were done.  It was REPS pleasure to be able to screen one of these amazing animated features for the Saturday audience.

Superman has stayed a part of the American culture for many, many decades.   Launched as a comic book feature, he leaped onto the radio airwaves and into movie serials, television, cartoons and feature films.  What has he not done?

Batman

Batman first appeared in Detective Comics in May 1939.  This one appearance started a phenomenon.  Batman’s popularity would bring him to the radio airwaves in the 1940’s as a part of the Superman radio program.  He wouldn’t generally appear with Superman, the characters would rotate story-lines.  For a period ,from tine to time, the Man of Steel would break from the action and the story line would center around the exploits of the caped crusader, Batman.    In 2016 Superman and Batman would appear together in a big budget motion picture Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Many were ecstatic thinking that this was the first time the two had ever appeared together ( and maybe it was as far as appearing in a major motion picture).  However, the the two iconic characters famously  appeared together in the Saturday morning cartoon The Super Friends in the 1970’s and going back to the 1948 there was was one story line on the Superman radio series that brought the two characters together.  From March 10, 1948 thru April 1, 1948 Superman was forced to call on his friend, the famous Batman,  to aid him in The Mystery of the Stolen Costume.   Superman had just returned to Metropolis from his adventure in the Kingdom Under the Sea. He received a shock when he entered the apartment he occupied as reporter Clark Kent. Something so great had happened that the Man of Steel required the help of Bruce Wayne, alias Batman. The secret panel in which Superman kept his spare costume had been opened. Worse yet, the red and blue suit was missing.  Had someone discovered Superman’s greatest secret?  The REPS audience has the opportunity to sit back and tune in on a radio program from long ago as the REPS Radio Artists stepped to the microphone to present part one of The Mystery of the Stolen Costume.  

Batman, like Superman, has been an important part of American pop culture for all these decades since the character’s creation in the 1930’s as a feature in a comic book.  After first premiering as a comic book creation and appearing on radio, Batman was also adapted as a movie serial in 1943 which spawned a sequel in 1949.  Batman moved on to television in 1966 starring Adam West in the title role.  This television series is so iconic that you would be hard pressed to find someone who has not seen it.   The TV series lasted until 1968.  The character was brought back as a feature film starring Michael Keaton in the late 1980’s and subsequent Batman films have been released regularly ever since with various A-list actors in the role.  In 2014 a series titled Gotham premiered on FOX. Originally the series would have related only Commissioner Gordon’s early days on the Gotham City Police Department, but the series subsequently included the Wayne character and the origin stories of several Batman villains.    In May 2017, Fox renewed the series for a fourth season, which premiered on September 21, 2017.  It appears that Batman is going to be with us for some time to come. 

Summary 

Superheroes continue  to be featured in comic books and major motion pictures right up until this today.   These industries employ thousands of people and entertain millions.  Whether we are someone who does or does not like superheroes, we need  to understand their impact, popularity and influence on popular culture. In the next year alone, the major studios plan to release into theaters, seventeen movies based on superheroes.  On television, the upcoming season promises viewers seventeen returning programs and four new series based on superheroes.  From the 1930’s until today, superheroes remain with us and as popular as ever.

How Superheroes Escaped Their Pages
We have uploaded the September 9th presentation for your enjoyment.
The online presentation contains the following:
1.) Audio of Karl’s featured talk accompanied by Karl’s slide show presentation
2.) The complete and unedited first chapter of the 1940 Green Hornet movie serial released by Universal
3.) Live re-enactment  of a Blue Beetle radio program in an episode titled Death Rides on Horse Back first heard May 31, 1940
(Pictures from Blue Beetle comic books accompany the audio from the live performance basically creating an audio comic book).
4.) Fleischer Studios Superman cartoon The Mechanical Monsters first released November 28, 1941.
5.) The September 9th, 2017 Live radio performance of The Adventures of Superman “The Mystery of the Stolen Costume” first heard March 10th, 1948

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SUPERHEROES ARRIVE SEPTEMBER 9TH

 

When Karl Frunz first unveiled his idea for a “Super Saturday” program exploring the origins and media debut of four iconic superheroes, we knew immediately that the making of a special program was being created.  Karl, you see, is a great presenter and everyone listening knew that the stories he would  feature would be both intriguing and entertaining.  However, Karl was not finished conveying his idea and he went on to clarify  “I don’t envision a two hour lecture” he said “but rather two  hours of nostalgic entertainment book-ended by stories of how the featured super hero first vaulted from a pulp fiction publication and onto the radio airwaves and the cinema screen.”   The basic program ,as Karl conceived it,  would be along the lines of a Saturday Matinee (like those of  by gone days) featuring a chapter from a classic movie serial and most certainly live performances of programs from 1940’s radio. As the program developed, four superheroes were selected to be featured –  The Green Hornet, The Blue Beetle, Superman and Batman.   As Karl focused on compiling interesting tidbits about each of the heroes, he turned to Roger Kim to produce two live radio performances as part of the day’s attraction.   Roger selected the programs but scripts of the original radio shows could not be obtained.  To proceed, someone would need to transcribe scripts from the original recordings.  This was ultimately done by Roger himself and dependable volunteer , Randy Clawson.  Once the transcribing was completed and with scripts in hand, Roger then proceeded to assemble the actors, a sound effects team, and  a keyboardist to play the musical bridges (an essential part of radio adventure serials).   The preparations and planning continue with the rehearsals scheduled.  This crack team of radio enthusiasts have just a few weeks until the big day when they step before the live microphones on the REPS sound stage as two pulp heroes will once again vault from their publications and on to the radio airwaves as REPS presents The Blue Beetle and the Adventures of Superman!

The Blue Beetle was a 1940 series on CBS Radio and based on the popular DC Comics character.   Between May 15 and September 13, 1940, Blue Beetle aired.  Just as in the comics, Blue Beetle was a young police officer who saw the need for extraordinary crime fighting. He took the task on himself by secretly donning a superhero costume to create fear in criminals.   The 13-minute segments were usually told in two-part episodes.   On September 9th, Roger and his team will present part one and part two of a selected story so that those in the audience can experience the adventure  from start to finish.

The Adventures of Superman had a long life as a popular radio serial  originally airing from 1940 to 1951.

Up in the sky! Look!
It’s a bird!
It’s a plane!
It’s Superman!

Professional stage and voice actors will lend their talents to  to bring the magic of radio back to the Pacific Northwest.  Featured in the cast will be Dean Moody, Nick Wrycha, Bryan Hendrickson, David Persson, Randy Clawson, and Elly Muller.

HOW SUPERHEROES ESCAPED THEIR PAGES!

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A Super good time! Through Film, Animation and Live radio Theater (featuring Live Sound Effects  and music )  an adventure awaits you as you experience how superheroes first vaulted from their pulp fiction publications and onto radio airwaves and the cinema screen.

Historian, Karl Frunz will explore the origins and media debut of The Green Hornet, The Blue Beetle, Superman and Batman.

Featured Attractions:

  • First Chapter of an Exciting  Green Hornet Movie Serial
    Newspaper publisher Britt Reid, secretly The Green Hornet, and his Korean valet Kato investigate and expose several seemingly separate rackets. This leads them into continued conflict with the Chief, the criminal mastermind behind the Syndicate and the individual crimes.
  • Live Radio Performance of a thrilling Blue Beetle adventure
  • Vintage Superman Cartoon adventure
    The Fleischer Superman cartoons are a series of animated short films released in Technicolor by Paramount Pictures in 1941 and making them his first animated appearance.
  • Live Radio Performance of the Radio Adventures of Superman featuring an appearance by Batman

Saturday, Sept 9th 2-4 pm
5515 Phinney Ave N Seattle
St. John United Lutheran Church

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GROUCHO’S GRANDSON IN PERSON TO REMEMBER COMEDY LEGEND – MARCH 11

 We will salute the comedy legend at the March 11th REPS program.  Steve Marx, Groucho’s grandson, joins us live and in person to share stories of the life and career of the one and only . . . . Groucho!

But first, we will dust off an old Marx Brothers radio script from the early 1930s  and open the program with a performance of Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel.

Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel was a 1932 NBC radio show starring two of the Marx Brothers, Groucho and Chico. The program depicted the misadventures of a small law firm, with Groucho as attorney Waldorf T. Flywheel and Chico as Flywheel’s assistant, Emmanuel Ravelli. The series was originally titled Beagle, Shyster, and Beagle, with Groucho’s character named Waldorf T. Beagle, until a lawyer from New York named Beagle contacted NBC and threatened to file a lawsuit unless the name was dropped. Many of the episodes’ plots were drawn from Marx Brother’s films.  The program aired Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. on the NBC Blue Network to thirteen network affiliates in nine Eastern and Southern states. Twenty-six episodes were made, which were broadcast between November 28, 1932 and May 22, 1933. Each episode was introduced by the Blue Network announcer and featured about fifteen minutes of drama and ten minutes of orchestral music between acts. For years no recordings of the show were known to exist, however, a number of years back, three recordings of Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel were found , including a five-minute excerpt of Episode 24 , a fifteen-minute recording of Episode 25 and a complete recording of Episode 26.    In 1988 scripts for 25 of the 26 episodes were found at the Library of Congress and published in a book.   In 1990 the British Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio 4  aired a version of Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel. The original scripts were adapted by the BBC for a modern British audience.  Each episode incorporated material from two or three different original episodes, and occasionally included additional jokes from Marx Brothers’ films.  The BBC radio adaption proved popular with audiences in the U.K. and many episodes were released commercially and are available for listening today.   On Saturday, March 11th, the REPS Radio Artists will perform one of the hilarious episodes of Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel on the REPS Radio Sound stage and you could be a part of the live studio audience.   Admission is free.

Join us for 30 minutes of zany Marx brothers humor followed by a conversation with Groucho’s grandson, Steve Marx.

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The Old Time Radio Quiz Program

Come on down! You’re the next contestant on  – The Old Time Radio Quiz Program!

Mark your calendars: Saturday, January  7th at 2pm.  

ENTERTAINING AND “Hi-LARRY-ous” AFTERNOON with master of ceremonies, Larry Albert.

***WIN PRIZES***    ***WIN PRIZES***     ***WIN PRIZES***

We’ll have the usual two panels of experts who will compete in a game of knowledge to determine who can score the most points but did we mention that we have expanded on the games created last year to focus on audience participation?

Yes, the old time radio quiz show will be fun for all and you do not have to be an expert to win!

Saturday, January 7th, 2pm
ST. JOHN UNITED LUTHERAN CHURCH
5515 Phinney Avenue North Seattle, WA 98103
Across the street from the Woodland Park Zoo.

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REPS HOLIDAY PARTY – SAT DEC 3rd

Mark your calendars for December 3rd as you will not want to miss the REPS Holiday party.

Holiday Potluck at 1 pm

One wonderful afternoon beginning with a Holiday Potluck ( bring a dish to share and if you need ideas on what to bring , we can provide a little assistance ).  Also consider bringing an unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots ).

It’s A Wonderful Life – Live Radio Performance 2:15 pm 

Followed by a performance of the classic holiday film featuring all of your favorite characters.   A Captivating and heartwarming story featuring all of your favorite characters from the film returning through the magic of radio with live and imaginative sound effects.  The captivating story of one man, who in order to help others, gives up his own dreams and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence.  Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
United St. John Lutheran Church
5515 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle, WA

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Behind the Scenes – The Halloween Trilogy

The Halloween Trilogy featuring the talents of Tommy Cook, Justin Tinsley, Larry Albert and others was all around entertaining and excellent spooky Halloween Fun.  The three stories in the trilogy were each different in their own right but while different in style and content, each had you on the edge of your seat waiting for the gripping climax.  The performances were outstanding and the theater was kept in darkness to heighten the  feeling of night terror and it worked splendidly.   All part of REPS’ vision to produce quality entertainment in the style of vintage radio theater for a modern audience.   The addition of Tommy Cook to the cast ( who was a veteran actor in popular radio shows from the Golden Age ) increased the enjoyment even further.  Tommy proved that he is still an incredible actor and makes you yearn for more audio theater. With talent like Tommy still available, it makes you wonder as to why some ambitious, and well known producer has not continued to create and produce high quality and highly promoted audio entertainment until this day.  It was David Persson who found the script and would Produce and Direct the program.  When David presented the idea to the REPS  team everyone knew immediately that The Halloween Trilogy was the show they were looking for.     David compiled the music cues and gathered the sound effects team which was led by Curtis Takahashi ( who is a consummate sound effects artist ). And then he went about assembling the cast – each of whom had years of theater and or voice over experience.  The performance  was offered free to the public so the production was operating on a shoestring budget.  Therefore, rehearsal time was very limited.  There was a two hour read-through on the Friday night beforehand followed by another two hours for a full blown technical rehearsal on the morning of the show.   And that was it.  Every team member had to come prepared so that the show came off without a glitch.  A great program indeed.  We are so looking forward to the Holiday production of I’ts A Wonderful Life produced for the REPS Halloween Party on December 3rd.  We hope to see you there.  It is proving to be another fine program.

    

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October Program – Halloween Trilogy Starring Tommy Cook 10/15

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Spooky audio fun coming up on October 15th at 2pm!

Veteran voice actor Tommy Cook will be appearing in The Halloween Trilogy:

“The Mark of the Beast” by Rudyard Kipling
“The Canterville Ghost” by Oscar Wilde
“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe

Also featuring radio’s “Harry Nile” star Larry Albert, Jenn Ollivier and some of Seattle’s best voice talent.

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Sat October 15th 2pm-4pm

St. John United Lutheran Church
5515 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Tommy Cook has been voice acting for over 70 years and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to see one of the best in the world at his craft. Tommy appeared on many radio programs (Red Ryder as Little Beaver, Blondie, Lux Radio Theater and Arch Obler Plays)…he appeared in the movies (including playing Kimba in “Tarzan and the Leopard Woman” in 1946)….and he also had voice-over roles on animated series such as Kid Flash on The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure, Augie on The Funky Phantom and Biff on Jabberjaw.

Don’t miss one of the greatest voice actors of all time rock the microphone like no one else can! Admission is FREE!! Bring a friend. May be too scary for kids under 11 years.

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September Program – Pearl Harbor 75 Years Later 9/10

Presented by John Jensen, former Radio Station Broadcaster and Historian.  Much has been written and shared about the December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor.  Information recently released through the Freedom of Information Act has shed new light on the controversy of just who knew what, when and where. Did FDR have a hidden agenda to get America into the war? Was the attack that morning really a surprise? How did radio broadcasts at the time convey the possibility of war and the covering of those first turbulent days? Through rare audio and video clips you’ll see and hear the intrigue that took place within the United States and Japan and discover just what it was like to live not only on the mainland but in Hawaii during those turbulent times.

Special Presentation by John Jensen at St. John’s Church (5515 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103) starting at 2PM.

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