In this inaugural episode of the breakout series from Nutmeg Junction, Barnaby Druthers and Irene Adler are a crime solving duo in present day central Oregon. In the first chapter of this story, Druthers arrives in the fictional town of Bear Oregon and settles in at River Walk, the conference center with a view of Mount Bachelor. But a convention of the Gryfter Grocery Chain leadership goes awry and Barnaby Druthers and Irene Adler are on hand to help solve the mystery: who murdered Algernon Gryfter!
We have three fun short stories to share with you on our trolley ride of imagination. Our first story is Justice Abby Trary. Order in the Court with “The Case of the State vs. Onus Culpritt”. Our second and third stories are shorts taking place in the land of Oz. There’s “The legend of Oz-fit” and “Lilith the Life Coach” Original music by J. Timothy Quirk.
The program stars Kurt Boucher, Jerry Crystal, Rich Cyr, Robert C. Fullerton, Melissa Gabehart, KJ Johansen, Kristin Moresi, Christiane Olson, Lana Peck, Jeff Savage, Olivia Wadsworth
CREDITS Nutmeg Junction Season 3 Episode 6
Nutmeg Junction Season 3 Episode 6 was written, created and produced by J. Timothy Quirk
Abby Trary Theme, The Witch’s Theme, Fairyland Theme written and performed by J. Timothy Quirk
Nutmeg Junction 2020 Theme adapted by J. Timothy Quirk from the original theme written and created by Robert. C. Fullerton
Nutmeg Junction Theme instrumental by Robert C. Fullerton
Abby Trary Cast:
Judge Abby Trary Kathy Johansen
Flo Bono (for the Defense) Lana Peck
Prosecutor Petey Fogger Kurt Boucher
Bailiff Melissa Gabehart
Onus Culpritt Rich Cyr
Ms. Alibi Christiane Olson
Redmond Herring Jeff Savage
Foreperson Olivia Wadsworth
The Legend of Oz-Fit
Diamond Fluffernutter Kristin Moresi
Narrator Jandi Hanna
Dorothy Olivia Wadsworth
Scarecrow Rich Cyr
Tin Man Robert C. Fullerton
Cowardly Lion Jerry Crystal
Lilith the Life Coach
Lilith Christiane Olson
Wicked Witch of the West Lana Peck
The program was recorded at WAPJ Torrington Community Radio.
Nutmeg Junction Episode 2. 36 (season 2 episode 36) features three stories on our trolley ride of imagination. First is Harriet Holmes: the Long Weekend. Then we return to the world of Malcolm MacDuff Theater Detective in Ghost Light. Finally DH Robbins is the guest host for Thank Your Lucky Stars in The Miracle Mind! Please enjoy!
Harriet Holmes and the Long Weekend featured Olivia Wadsworth, Kayla Soule, Kristin MoreAYsee, Jandi Hanna, DH Robbins, John Fabiani. With Music by Bob Eccelston
Malcolm MacDuff: The Ghost Light featured Jeff Savage, Dan Willey, Rich Cyr, AJ Lin, Devon Richtmeyer, Robert C. Fullerton, and David Robinson with music by Robert C. Fullerton.
Thank Your Lucky Stars featured DH Robbins and David Robinson with Tiffy McKay and Lana Peck
We hope you enjoyed your visit to Nutmeg Junction and may all your journeys bring you back to a happy home.
Inspector Trompe-Loieil and Mademoisellet Quossont return to Nutmeg Junction starring Jandi Hanna and Olivia Wadsworth featuring an all star cast in our who-dunnit called “Til Murder Do We Part” With theme music by Robert C. Fullerton
Narrated by Jack Sheedy, Inspector Trompe-Loeiel stars Jandi Hanna as Inspector Trompe-Loeil, Olivia Wadsworth as Harriet Holmes, Rich Cyr as Nibbles, Lana Peck as Aunt Maggie, Kurt Boucher as Sidney Danforth, Dan Willey as Bartholomew Trilby, Deborah Goodman as Ferrari Maneteau, AJ Lin as Portia Manteau, Kristin Moresi as Mavis Manteau, introducing Kayla Soule as the Concierge and Jerry Crystal as Alex.
Nutmeg Junction Episode 228 was written created and produced by J. Timothy Quirk
The program was recorded at WAPJ Torrington Community Radio
Nutmeg Junction will perform our first full live production of three complete episodes of our old time radio style audio theater show with 8 unique scripts (7 never before heard on the program) involving some of the most beloved Junction characters on Saturday 4/27/2019 at 7:30pm at the Center on Main, 103 Main Street, Falls Village, CT.
It’s been an amazing journey just to get to this point.
Nutmeg Junction is recorded at WAPJ, Torrington Community radio station and it airs on 14 stations in 4 states and online. Starting the program out was an adventure. The first three episodes were recorded on one night at the end of January, 2018. The studio was abuzz with excitement and activity. An early concept for the show included not just an audio theater portion of the show but also a musical component and interview portion so Belle of the Fall and Elizabeth Victoria were in the studio to perform and guests State Rep Michelle Cook and Rich Cyr were there. By this time, Rich Cyr had already been invited to join our cast so he had the rare distinction of being a special guest and cast member. Quality photos by LSG Original Photography captured the moment. The evening captured some extraordinary performances and we learned from the experience as we moved forward.
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photo by lsgoriginal
photo by lsgoriginal
With these episodes recorded and subsequently edited, we had the “proof of concept” to submit to radio stations including WAPJ. WAPJ and the Robin Hood Radio Network which included multiple stations, wanted the show and had a timeslot for it. On March 31st, 2018 11am the Nutmeg Junction show aired on the Robin Hood Radio network and on April 1, 2018, the program aired on WAPJ.
At the beginning days of the show one of the formative ideas was to eventually perform the show live at least once that year and then do “more” in 2019. We achieved the initial goal when we performed live on December 2nd 2018 as part of the SpeakEasy program, where we would be the featured “speakers” among many speakers that night for the Poetry/Spoken word event. We performed an Inspector Trompe-Loeil story, a Space Sentries story and an original script called “Thoughts Before Brunch”. It was a lot of fun to do and this spurred more interest to do a full live production of Nutmeg Junction.
It’s an interesting challenge to produce a live production; it’s certainly very different from the creation of an in-studio recording. Being a part of the SpeakEasy event was a wonderful experience because our role was to show up and perform and we had unique stories no one had yet heard. We did promote the show and there was an article in the paper and there were opportunities to talk about it on the air and the end result was that the evening was the largest turn out for the SpeakEasy event they had had for the year. Still on the whole, our focus was on the performance itself and we enjoyed the opportunity to present stories in front of an audience.
Many old time radio programs were performed in front of a studio audience and there’s something extraordinary about the immediate feedback on the material. And some modern examples of this consistent audio theater in front of a live audience includes the formerly titled “Prairie Home Companion” and the LA Based “Thrilling Adventure Hour”. But both of these shows were performed in large cities with other beneficial factors unique to their shows built in, specifically national recognition of the show and/or the stars who performed on the show. But for us in 2019, one night a year to be directly producing a show is perfect. Once again we’re doing 3 episodes, just like we did in January, but this time it’s for an audience, and it’s live!
We are performing at The Center on Main. It’s a wonderful theater in the heart of a picture-perfect community of Falls Village.
I enjoyed the opportunity to talk about our upcoming 4/27 live show in a number outlets including Denver Underground radio with fellow Nutmeg Junction-eer Kurt Boucher.
Here’s the audio!
we had a wonderful spot on KBJB radio
Here’s the audio!
I enjoyed a wonderful conversation with Marshall Miles on Robin hood radio
I enjoyed a wonderful interview with Barrie Soucy (audio to be uploaded soon).
I also enjoyed talking with Jacque Williams on the feel good show (sadly it wasn’t recorded!)
And an interview with Shaw on his podcast Shaw and Tell!
As the day approaches, I’m looking forward to sharing these fun stories and the exceptional vocal talent of the voice actors on the show with the audience. The event will be a benefit for the Lee H. Kellogg School (all donations will be for the benefit of the school).
This is the only planned live event we will produce as a specific Nutmeg Junction show so it is a very special engagement. We encourage all to come and support the show, support the Lee H. Kellogg School and enjoy quality entertainment on 4/27/2019 at 7;30pm at the Center on Main in Falls Village, CT!
Introducing Malcolm MacDuff: Theatre Detective. Jeff Savage stars in the title role and with his faithful associate Concord (Dan Willey) investigates a plot that occurs within a Shakespeare Festival.
Then we continue the Space Sentries: Additional Lineage story The Vector Theorem Part II. On the Salisbury, Ensign Puffle, (Rich Cyr), Lieutenant Laurel Yanny (Lana Peck) and Security Chief Ace Grimsely (Olivia Wadsworth) must deal with the Space Brigand invasion (Robert C. Fullerton and Jeff Savage) with the assistance of Admiral Alx (Kurt Boucher) and Hologram Admiral Complication (Phil Hall).
One of the original ideas for Nutmeg Junction that I had yet to write was the Theatre Detective, a Detective that played in to the Theatre tropes of backstage shenanigans. with puns galore.
I finally had the opportunity to write the script and put, if not every Shakespeare pun, certainly everyone I could think of.
We then continued the story of Space Sentries. I asked which actors would be available and then tailored the second part of the story to include those characters.
Nutmeg Junction was written, created and produced by J. Timothy Quirk (c) 2019
The program was recorded at WAPJ Torrington Community Radio and is available to all
community radio stations.
Malcolm MacDuff Theatre Detective starred
Jeff Savage as Malcolm MacDuff
Dan Willey as Concord
Kurt Boucher as The Director
Olivia Wadsworth as Tamora
Rich Cyr as Nick Bottom
Lana Peck as the Prop Master.
and Robert C. Fullerton as Sampson
Malcolm MacDuff Theme Song written, performed by Robert C. Fullerton (c) 2019
Nutmeg Junction Theme Song written, performed by Robert C. Fullerton (c) 2019
Space Sentries: The Additional Lineage= The Vector Theorem part two
Jeff Savage as Space Brigand II
Robert C. Fullerton as Space Brigand I
Dan Willey as the Narrator
Kurt Boucher as Admiral Alx
Olivia Wadsworth as Ace Grimsely
Rich Cyr as Ensign Puffle
Lana Peck as the Laurel Yanny
Nutmeg Junction: New Old Time Radio Show 2019 In Season 2 Episode 10 (air date 3/30/2019) Professor A: Adjunct Professor to the Multi-verse receives an assignment to track down Dean Hewland, the “Dean of Death”. A beacon from the pod that Hewland had previously used has been activated on a deserted planet Earth in a time line very close to the PRIME time line. Is Hewland still alive and if not, who has activated the beacon?
Listen to the program HERE:
There are no photos during the recording of this episode as we recorded the Space Sentries story first. The Dean of Death is a two part story and Kurt Boucher had to record his lines remotely and Tiffy McKay recorded her narration remotely so when we recorded this story, we focused on the recording aspect only.
Jeff Savage appears as a character in part two of the story.
Private Eye Harriet Holmes takes a case to document the comings and goings of a popular Congressman for a mysterious client. Following a car from the Congressman’s home, Holmes and her assistant Otis discover there may be more to the case than meets the eye in this noir style thriller.
In this episode we present the first part of a ‘noir” inspired narrative “Harriet Holmes and the Sleep of Angels. This story is a departure from our usual lighthearted fare.
The story was intended to be a three chapter arc but we found that one of the key actors in the story, Nick Bourne who portrays Congressman Jack Vindle, will be pursuing theater in the city that never sleeps (and we’re rooting for him!) so we will share the part two of the story next week.
Olivia Wadsworth as Harriet Holmes
NIck Bourne as Congressman Jack Vindle
Hunter Reese as Otis
with Jandi Hanna, Dan Willey and J. Timothy Quirk
We begin Season 2 of our audio theater golden-age-of-radio style program by paying homage to the work of the great humorist PG Wodehouse in our loving parody that posits the question, how would the aristocratic world of a gadfly nephew and his gentleman’s gentleman handle an apocalyptic world filled with vampires, werewolves, zombies and more. The answer is found in our two part episode entitled “Giles and Brewster and the Monster Apocalypse” This is PART ONE
Giles and Brewster and the Monster Apocalypse was written, created and produced by J. Timothy Quirk
The program was recorded at WAPJ, Torrington Community Radio
The program starred:
David Macharelli as Woodrow Brewster
Josh Newey as Giles
Lana Peck as Gloria Chennington
Shannon Sniffin as Gwenivere Chuttle
Jandi Hanna as Aunt Agnes
Kurt Boucher as Toppers
Olivia Wadsworth as Lady Chennington
Robert C. Fullerton as Lord Chennington
And J Timothy Quirk as Butterby and Gussie Knitfottle