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.  Now looking forward, we are very excited in anticipation of the Holiday production of I’ts A Wonderful Life to be performed at the REPS Holiday Party on December 3rd.  We hope to see you there.  It is proving to be another fine program.

    

Listen to the Halloween Trilogy containing three unique and riveting audio thrillers 

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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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REPS Summer Celebration – Sunday 8/14

The REPS Summer Celebration will be held at the fabulous Sixty-01 Club House overlooking the pool and lake with both indoor and outdoor patio areas. Includes pool table, ping pong and piano. Beautiful site, lots of parking and we will set up plenty of tables and seating.

11:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday August 14th, 2016

6001 140TH AVE NE REDMOND

This is a gated community and we must enter thru the left side of the main gate and push the PHONE picture on the information box by the drivers side of the car and “99” to get security to open the gate.

Ann Brown 503-563-3003 cell if any problems arise.

You are invited to this year’s REPS Summer Celebration and it’s going to be a lot of fun!!

Bring your favorite potluck dish to share. 

Soft drinks and bottle water provided by REPS.

Anyone who brings a friend or two will receive a Starbucks giftcard.

Also, SPECIAL PRIZES -> including gift cards from ARCO, RED ROBIN and MORE!

1PM Entertainment

Featuring songs and laughter. 

2PM YOUR IDEAS!

Join the REPS Board and bring your ideas to help us plan for the coming year. The REPS Board is seeking input for future guests, meetings and event ideas.

The REPS Summer Celebration will be held at the fabulous Sixty-01 Club House overlooking the pool and lake with both indoor and outdoor patio areas. Includes pool table, ping pong and piano. Beautiful site, lots of parking and we will set up plenty of tables and seating.

We want to thank REPS Member Ann Brown, resident and member of the 6001 140th AVE NE Condo Association for providing the venue.

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No July Program!

Just to remind everyone, there is no REPS program in July. The next time we will get together will be for the August celebration and potluck on Sunday 8/14. Stay tuned for more information regarding the picnic. A map and information will also be included in the next issue of the Air Check newsletter.

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June Program – LET GEORGE DO IT! 6/4

Live Performance of of the Mutual- Don Lee Radio network drama series Let George Do It originally heard from 1946 to 1954.  “Danger’s my stock in trade. If the job’s too tough for you to handle , you’ve got a job for me.” featuring live sound effects and a fun cast.

Saturday June 4th 2pm at the St John United Lutheran Church.

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Writers Contest Winners

The results are in! Here are the winners from our first annual REPS Writers Contest.

Congratulations to all of our contestants. We hope you all enter again! We’ll be posting official rules soon and accepting submissions for our 2nd Annual REPS Writers Contest.

#4 Camp Chick-A-Maka by Jeanine Ollivier

 

#3 Frank’s Barber Shop by Bart Goft

3rd Place Winner Bart Goft

 #2 Fibber’s Missing Tux by Bob Mills

2nd Place Winner (Not Shown) Bob Mills

#1 Prairie Blossom by Roger Kim

1st Place Winner Roger Kim

Prairie Blossom will be performed this year at Showcase 2016 April 15th-17th at the Bellevue Coast Hotel. Great job Roger!

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REPS December Program

Silver Bells, Silver Bells

Information regarding our December program on 12/5. There’s a lot to remember!

  • The program will begin at 1PM.
  • We will have a potluck. Please bring a dish to share. Don’t bring a dessert item. It is Sharon’s birthday and she will be bringing a sheet cake to share with all of us. Wish Sharon a very Happy Birthday!
  • Bring your ballots. We will be electing new officers.
  • Toys for Tots. We need unwrapped gifts to donate to children in need. We want there to be enough to warrant having the marines come and pick them up.
  • Raffle Baskets! Winners for the Coffee Basket and Wine Basket will be chosen. There will still be tickets available for sale at the beginning of the meeting.
  • Holiday Entertainment:   Music and Old Time Radio sketches
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REPS Writing Contest Announcement

Hello Radio Enthusiasts! We have something new and exciting to announce. REPS is holding a script writing contest. That’s right! We know there are some very talented writers out there and we’d like to give YOU a chance to strut your stuff. You don’t have to be a member of REPS to enter the contest, anyone, anywhere, any age can join.

Here’s how:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL TEMPLATE

  • We’d like all submissions to follow this audio script standard. Clearly mark which characters are speaking and sound effects used. Instead of Actor Name you can indicate gender, age or characteristics so we have an idea who to cast (Adult Male, Cranky or Female, 20s, Shy or Teenage Boy).
  • The first page of your submission should contain just your name, the title of your script and your contact information. DO NOT put your name on your script. Your script will be assigned a number when being reviewed by the judging panel to limit personal bias.
  • Submissions should be at least 5 minutes and no more than 15 minutes long. Remember, 1 page equals roughly 1 minute of speaking. If we have an enthusiastic turnout for this contest we will consider longer sketches next year.
  • Try to keep your cast to around 6 actors or less. We’re going to assemble a crack team of our best performers to read the top three finalists scripts so there is no bias when it comes to performing. The final three scripts will be voted on my REPS members based on being the most entertaining script. Not who gave the best performance.
  • You may invent brand new characters or invent new situations for old favorites. Match up characters from completely different shows! It can be a drama, a comedy, a mystery or any genre you can imagine. Modern or period piece, it’s your choice. If we get a huge number of submissions we may separate them into different categories to make the judging fair.
  • Submission deadline for all scripts is November 30th  2015- 10PM PST. No exceptions. Email your final draft in .pdf format to our REPS president, Jenn Ollivier at theredheaddiva@gmail.com. Subject: REPS WRITING CONTEST. Include your name, contact information and script title in the body of the email.
  • Board members will read all of the scripts and pick the top 3 by the January 2016 meeting. Finalists will be notified by email as well. Those 3 scripts will be performed at the February meeting and voted on that day by REPS club members in attendance. All performances will be recorded and put on our website for the world to enjoy.
  • Doesn’t matter if you don’t live in the Seattle region. Out of area contributions are very welcome. You do not have to be present at the meetings to win.
  • By the fact of entering, entrants attest that the work submitted is their own original composition, that they own the copyright, and that the work has not at time of entering been published or performed elsewhere. Entrants will retain the copyright to their own submitted work and are free to submit it at any time for publication elsewhere, or for entry in other competitions.
  • Of course there are prizes!!!
    • THIRD PLACE: $10 Starbucks gift card
    • SECOND PLACE: $25 Barnes and Noble gift card
    • FIRST PLACE: $50 Amazon gift card AND a chance for your script to be performed at the 2016 REPS Showcase in Bellevue!
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SUMMER CELEBRATION POTLUCK

11:00AM to 4:00PM

Sunday August 9th, 2015
6001 140TH AVE NE REDMOND 98052

Food, Entertainment and Fun!

The REPS Summer Celebration will be held at the fabulous Sixyty-01 Club House overlooking the pool and lake with both indoor and outdoor patio areas. Includes pool table, ping pong and a piano. Beautiful site , lots of parking and we will set up plenty of tables and seating. A time to mingle, enjoy great food and entertainment and just have a whole lot of fun.

Bring your favorite Potluck Dish to Share.

Sign up at Perfect Potluck to find out what to bring.

Soft Drinks and bottled water provided by REPS

Anyone who brings a friend or two  will receive a Starbucks gift card

Also, Special Raffle and Prizes -> including gift cards from ARCO, RED ROBIN and more.

A time to mingle, enjoy great food and entertainment and just have a whole lot of fun.

1PM ENTERTAINMENT
Featuring songs and laughter.

Comedy vignettes include:
Abbott and Costello
Fred Allen (Allen’s Alley) (with Larry Albert as Fred Allen)
Junior the Mean Widdle Kid
& BLONDIE !

2PM YOUR IDEAS!
Join the REPS Board and bring your ideas to
help us plan for the coming year.
The REPS Board is seeking input for future
guests, meetings and event ideas and more . . .
REPS will be bringing a special celebrity guest to the December Holiday program. Who would you like that to be?

We want to thank REPS Member Ann Brown, resident and member of the 6001 140TH AVE NE Condo Association for providing the venue.

PLEASE JOIN US SUNDAY AUGUST 9th

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