The 1940s Radio Hour

1992 Holiday
Played December 2 - December 18, 1992 Evenings at 8pm • Sunday matinees at 2pm

The 1940s Radio Hour


A different time is evoked in this marvelously theatrical and winning show, a live broadcast of a The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant “Strike Up the Band” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” (both are in this show) is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mike, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.


James L. This
Pops View
George Dougherty
Stanley View
David Westbrook
Wally View
Andrew Gordon
Clifton View
Don Martin
Lou View
Scott Stilson
Johnny View
Kathleen Gallagher
Ginger View
Tracy Beck
Connie View
Jeff Kingsbury
Neal View
Troy Fisher
B. J. View
Jana Tyrrell
Ann View
Alan Fuller
Biff View
Rebekah Allison
Geneva View


Joe Baque
Musician View
Syd Potter
Musician View
Dan Fullerton
Musician View
Alan Fuller
Musician View