Episode 2.41 Phantom Flamingo, Doctor Keen P2 and more!

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The Phantom Flamingo, Leominster Massachusetts own pulp hero, is featured in her first solo adventure. The villain “8-Track” has hypnotized our hero into only hearing 80’s musical references.

Then the serialized story of Doctor Keen and the Phenomenal 50: The Wizard of Gallows Hill continues with part two! Doctor Keen’s seaplane is crashing toward Long Island sound! If they survive the crash, will they survive an encounter with Prince Asmodious and his demon henchmen?

Then we enjoy an encore presentation of Agent Berke: What’s in a name?

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Episode 2.40 Doctor Keen and the Phenomenal 50, Fanny and Fred and Space Sentries

We present three stories from three of our favorite series on our trolley-ride of imagination

DOCTOR KEEN WIZARD OF GALLOWS HILL

We begin a serialized story Doctor Keen and the Phenomenal 50: The Wizard of Gallows Hill

This is followed by Fanny and Fred: Wilberforce

Finally we present a stand-alone Space Sentries story: What’s in a Name.

Music by Kurt Boucher, Robert C. Fullerton, J. Timothy Quirk and John Philip Sousa.

 

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Notes on Doctor Keen:

Doctor Keen and the Phenomenal 50 is an 8 part serialized story that begins with this episode. This is part 1.  We had originally attempted this story in 2018 but our way of doing the story (a concept we called the”Budget” version and the joke was that there was no music or sound effects and references were in relation to how the show was on a “budget” was funny as a concept but the subject deserved our traditional method of story telling. Further, it was written by Shelby Peck, Lana Peck’s father, as a serialized story so we took that as our cue to make it a serial here.

The music is John Philip Sousa, the request of Lana. I had written a mysterious melody but the character is more triumphant and one is hard pressed to find a more triumphant musical element than a Sousa march. I did create the organ background while Doctor Keen says the “Oath of Righteousness”, a particularly fun word salad.

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Fanny and Fred

We performed “Wilberforce Stands Alone” at the Torrington Historical Society. It was written specifically for an event at the Historical Society, inspired by the photo of a dog standing on a plant stand in Torrington.  The original live performance featured Jason Kulas in the role of Flubs.  Both versions were a lot of fun.

SPACE SENTRIES CAST

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This story was performed live in April for Falls Village, it was such a fun story we wanted to present the studio version.

 

Episode 2.39 Moby Dick (Part 2 of 2)

“Moby Dick: The Radio Play.” Part Two. This production is based on the Herman Melville novel and has been adapted for radio by Phil Hall. The original music score and sound effects are the work of Bob Eccleston. Additional music was performed by Robert C. Fullerton.

Moby Dick Part 2 featured the voices of:

Rich Cyr as Ishmael,

Phil Hall as Captain Ahab

Danny Saed as Queequeg and Daggoo.

Jandi Hanna as Mrs. Coffin and voice in the church

Jeff Savage as Father Mapple and Starbuck,

Olivia Wadsworth as Pip and voice in the church

Lana Peck as Elijah and voice in the church

Robert C. Fullerton as Stubb,

Kurt Boucher as Flask and the Carpenter,

Jack Sheedy as both Tashtego and the Captain of the Rachel,

Jerry Crystal as Captain DeVere,

J. Timothy Quirk as Peleg

 

The production of this radio play, was directed and produced by J. Timothy Quirk and recorded WAPJ, Torrington Community Radio in Torrington, Connection.

This is a presentation of “Nutmeg Junction.”

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Episode 2.38: Moby Dick Part 1 (of 2)

Moby Dick: The Radio Play Adapted by Phil Hall was an idea offered by Phil Hall in July 2018 and through tenacity and determination, the concept became a reality, airing December 1st, 2019. Through many rehearsals and rewrites and multiple recording sessions throughout 2019. The first draft of the first section of the story written by Hall in October 2018 with a subsequent rewrite that December. After the April Nutmeg Junction celebration, more focus was placed on Moby Dick. A second draft was submitted in July 2019 and then after more rewrites, the third version was ready in August and the majority of the show was recorded in September.  After Nutmeg Junction performed two more live shows (one in October, one November), the editing process commenced.

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editors note: It took 14 hours to produce this half hour first half of Moby Dick.

 

“Moby Dick: The Radio Play.” Part One.

This production is based on the Herman Melville novel and has been adapted for radio by Phil Hall. The original music score and sound effects are the work of Bob Eccleston. Additional music was performed by Robert C. Fullerton.

Moby Dick stars Rich Cyr as Ishmael and Phil Hall as Captain Ahab.

And features, in order of appearance, the voices of

Danny Saed as Queequeg and Daggoo.

Jandi Hanna as Mrs. Coffin and voice in the church

Jeff Savage as Father Mapple and Starbuck,

Olivia Wadsworth as Pip and voice in the church

Lana Peck as Elijah and voice in the church

Robert C. Fullerton as Stubb,

Kurt Boucher as Flask and the Carpenter,

Jack Sheedy as both Tashtego and the Captain of the Rachel,

Jerry Crystal as Captain DeVere,

J. Timothy Quirk as Peleg

 

The production of this radio play, was directed and produced by J. Timothy Quirk and recorded WAPJ, Torrington Community Radio in Torrington, Connection.

This is a presentation of “Nutmeg Junction.”