Episode 3.18 Barnaby Druthers: Contralto

We return to the world of Barnaby Druthers, the Victorian era London detective series with the aforementioned Druthers and the incomparable Irene Adler. During the window in time when the world believed Sherlock Holmes had perished in Reichenbach Falls, society searched for another beacon of hope against the darkness of the criminal element and Barnaby appointed himself to the task. Fortunately for all concerned, Irene Adler joined him in the quest for justice and the truth in all things, except for truth in her mysterious past.

In today’s adventure, a significant part of Irene Adler’s past takes center stage. Prior to her adventures with Druthers, Adler enjoyed a successful career in the Opera world and now a missing persons case takes on high personal stakes as she searches for someone she once held dear.

We present Barnaby Druthers; CONTRALTO

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Barnaby Druthers: Contralto

Was written created and produced by J. Timothy Quirk

The program was recorded with production by Crystal Audio Entertainment

Barnaby Druthers starred Devon Richtmeyer as Irene Adler

And Humphry Rolleston as Barnaby Druthers

Featuring

Jeff Savage, Kayla Soule, Kristin Moresi, Rich Cyr, Kurt Boucher, Jerry Crystal and Jason Kulas.

Featuring music from Faust performed by Christiane Morel Olson

Original Music created and performed by Bob Eccelston

We hope you enjoyed your visit to Nutmeg Junction

And may all your journeys bring you back to a happy home

Episode 3.16 Spaceship Junction and Grey Whisper

Cadet Everett joins the Spaceship Junction team on an adventure to the moon. If the moon is made of cheese, will they pick up a few cups for Admiral Alyx? If they’re not in the milky way how will Captain Puffle stay away from the Space Cows?
Featuring Rich Cyr, Lana Peck, Kurt Boucher, AJ Lin, Laurel Briggs, Kristin Moresi and Cadet Everett!

–This was a special “quarantine” story as we created it to allow young listeners the opportunity to research science topics, in this case the moon, and then with their parents, be able to record with the Nutmeg Junction cast virtually. Were’ so happy Cadet Everett took up the challenge!

Then we present the studio version of The Grey Whisper story” Mystery of the Great Corn Wall! This was a story created and presented exclusively for a live show that was a benefit for the Cornwall, CT community. Featuring Jandi Hanna, Rich Cyr, Jason Kulas, Lana Peck, Eastlynd Bates and J. Timothy Quirk,

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Episode 2.36: Harriet Holmes, Malcolm MacDuff and Thank Your Lucky Stars!

HARRIET HOLMES THE LONG WEEKEND

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!

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MALCOLM MACDUFF GHOST LIGHT

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.

Episode 219: Fanny and Fred and the Telephone Company and MORE

 

There are three “station stops” on the Nutmeg Junction trolley for this episode.

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SYNOPSIS:
The first feature: Fanny and Fred and the Telephone Company. Your friends and mine Fanny and Fred from Locust Hollow have to contend with reaching a live person at the telephone company in this all too real scenario!
Starring Jandi Hanna and Jeff Savage as Fanny and Fred with Laurel Briggs, Kurt Boucher, Lana Peck and J. Timothy Quirk
The second feature: Thank Your Lucky Stars hosted by Jack Sheedy with Robert C. Fullerton. In What’s Kazoo With You, the world’s greatest kazoo club of Syracuse, NY entertain and inform. Starring Jack Sheedy and Robert C. Fullerton with Kurt Boucher, Olivia Wadsworth, David Robinson and Jandi Hanna
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Finally the third feature is the first Nutmeg Junction “short” entitled “The Choice” starring Laurel Briggs and J. Timothy Quirk
CREDITS
Nutmeg Junction Episode 219 was written, created and produced by J. Timothy Quirk (c)2019 and recorded at WAPJ Torrington Community Radio
Fanny and Fred and the Telephone Company
Starred
Jandi Hanna as Fanny
Jeff Savage as Fred
Laurel Briggs as Automated Attendant
Kurt Boucher as Spanish Automated Attendant
Lana Peck as Rich Cyr
J. Timothy Quirk as the Announcer
Thank Your Lucky Stars: What’s Kazoo With You
Starred
Jack Sheedy as himself
Robert C. Fullerton as himself
Kurt Boucher as Stu
Olivia Wadsworth as Sue
David Robinson as Lou
Jandi Hanna as Murgatroyd
Nutmeg Junction Short: The Choice
Starred
Laurel Briggs as Ms. Astor
J. Timothy Quirk as Sam

NUTMEG JUNCTION LIVE: 4/27/2019 (7:30PM) CENTER ON MAIN IN FALLS VILLAGE CT

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.

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.

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Nutmeg Junction performing as a part of SpeakEasy Dec 2, 2018

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.

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The Center on Main 103 Main Street, Falls Village, CT

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

Here’s the link!

Robin Hood Radio interview with J. Timothy Quirk

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!

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Harriet Holmes: Sleep of Angels-the Conclusion

Private Eye Harriet Holmes is in deep in her investigation of the charismatic Congressman Jack Vindle. Discovering just how Vindle is holding illicit communications outside the public eye, Holmes has to take steps to discover the truth but can she do it in time? And what steps will Vindle take as he learns more about Holmes? Is that Vindle outside her door? Tune in to the thrilling conclusion of Harriet Holmes: Sleep of Angels.
Starring Olivia Wadsworth as Harriet Holmes
and Nick Bourne as Congressman Jack Vindle
with Jandi Hanna, Robert C. Fullerton and J. Timothy Quirk.
Written by J. Timothy Quirk

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SHOW NOTES:
This 3 part Harriet Holmes story was a departure from our usual parody/comedy style and we enjoyed the challenge of presenting a more adult concept. We determined hereafter that when we do more adult themed/serious stories that we will do so under the Nutmeg Junction Underground banner so there is no confusion.

Robert C. Fullerton composed and performed the new Harriet Holmes theme which is very exciting.

We didn’t take any new photos the week we recorded this, I believe a lot of us were not 100% as it relates to health.

In conclusion we will do more serious stories in the future, just under the new Underground banner and we hope you enjoyed the tone of this three episode arc!

Credits

Season 2 Episode 8: Harriet Holmes: Sleep of Angels 3-the Conclusion

was written, created and produced by J. Timothy Quirk (C) 2019

Starring

Olivia Wadsworth as Harriet Holmes

Nick Bourne as Congressman Jack Vindle

with

Jandi Hanna as Muffy Danvers

Robert C. Fullerton as Pierce

Dan Willey as Muscle

J. Timothy Quirk as Otis

Nutmeg Junction Theme composed, performed by Robert C. Fullerton (c) 2018 all rights reserved.

The Harriet Holmes Theme composed, performed by Robert C. Fullerton (c) 2019 all rights reserved.

Harriet Holmes: Sleep of Angels Part 2

Private Eye Harriet Holmes continues to investigate the charismatic Congressman Jack Vindle. Her client, wealthy socialite Muffy Danvers, believes Vindle is having communications outside of the public schedule and she wants to know what they are. Holmes attempts to unlock the mystery that includes discovering the motives of her client.

Starring Olivia Wadsworth as Harriet Holmes with Nick Bourne as Congressman Jack VIndle.  Also starring Jandi Hanna, Robert C. Fullerton, Dan Willey and J. Timothy Quirk.

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SHOW NOTES

This series features the original music by Robert C. Fullerton who composed and performed the Harriet Holmes theme.  Musician Robert C Fullerton also acts as Mr. Pierce in our story.

This story is a departure from the usual parody story we often share, it is a darker story and has elements of the Raymond Chandler/Dashiell Hammet school of detective/noir thrillers. With Nutmeg Junction, we celebrate the world of Old Time Radio (audio theater) and there are a plethora of genres that entertained the listening audience. We’ve focused on the comedic aspects of the medium but we can do stories of all varieties and we decided to flex our dramatic muscles with this three part story.

The story was intended to be shared in four or five segments but when our lead actor Nick Bourne had an opportunity to head to the Big Apple, we decided to put the entire story in three episodes. This is why this particular story is only 20 minutes (and we added “Thoughts before Brunch” as a bonus to the episode, but the final chapter (chapter 3) will be the full 30 minutes.

 

HARRIET AND VINDLE PART 2C

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Nick Bourne as Congressman Jack Vindle and Olivia Wadsworth as Harriet Holmes

 

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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.

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Olivia Wadsworth as Harriet Holmes with Hunter Reese as Otis

 

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.
Starring
Olivia Wadsworth as Harriet Holmes
NIck Bourne as Congressman Jack Vindle
Hunter Reese as Otis
with Jandi Hanna, Dan Willey and J. Timothy Quirk

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Season 2: Episode 1 Giles and Brewster and the Monster Apocalypse

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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

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CREDITS

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

Nutmeg Junction theme song created and performed by Robert C. Fullerton ©2018

Additional music and sound courtesy of youtube royalty free music

Please tune in next time for the conclusion, part two of Giles and Brewster and the Monster Apocalypse

Season 2 we will continue to bring you more unique adventures including more of The Grey Whisper, Space Sentries, Tex Bijou and all of your favorite characters.

Until next time, we hope you enjoyed the ride and may all of your journeys bring you back to a happy home.

Episode 30: And Then There Was “One”

Inspector Trompe-Loeil and her able assistant Mademoiselle Quosonnt receive an telegram invitation to a dinner party at a strange house above the cliffs of the Wasteland Hills over Smugglers Bay where five furtive strangers who have received the same invitation are gathered.  A note is discovered that threatens the guests “one by one”.  ill anyone get out alive?

Then  a short poem by Sunshine the Cat as voiced by Lana Peck

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SHOW NOTES

This episode was a send up of Agatha Christie’s work, most notably a certain French speaking detective matched with an “And Then There Were None” set up.

The concept was initially conceived for our actors who would be available for a live show which will occur this Sunday 12/2/2018. Just as we recorded “Thoughts Before Brunch” with three members of the cast, this piece would feature other members of the cast. This live event at the SpeakEasy on Dec. 2nd would then be the precursor to a full live show in February and then a gala event in April, our first anniversary as a radio show/audio theater company.

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I also wanted to write these characters and “try them out” because I planned to write a script for Connecticut’s The Lipstick Project (CT) for their company to record our New Years Eve episode, that would be our first joint venture with another theater company. I wanted Trompe-loeil and Quosonnt to be the featured characters for that New Years Eve story.

So after writing this script, I did write a Trompe-Loeil full episode mystery entitled “Three Hours to Midnight” that  is a New Years Eve mystery that takes place at a jazz supper club called “Nothing But Treble” and that will be recorded in mid December and will air as the last show of the year for us.

I was feeling under the weather and so I did not take numerous photos in the recording studio but Kurt Boucher took some extraordinary photos with the green screen and I could not imagine a more fun promo-title card for the characters.
I’m going to hold most of those photos back so that we can use them when we return to those characters again with OUR cast.

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Additionally Lana Peck, who has been cast in an upcoming Warner Stage Company production of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ was able to record the narration and then a separate poem I had written, or transcribed really, based on my cat Sunshine’s unhappiness upon finding food late to the bowl and then, horrors of all horrors, the food was a new brand.

 

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CREDITS

This has been episode 30 of Nutmeg Junction which was created, written and produced by J. Timothy Quirk copyright 2018 and rehearsed and recorded at WAPJ studio in Torrington, CT.

And Then There Was One, an Inspector Trompe-Loeil Mystery

was narrated by Lana Peck

and starred

Jandi Hanna as Inspector Trompe-Loeil

Olivia Wadsworth as Mademoiselle Quosonnt

With

Kurt Boucher as Carlyle

Nick Bourne as Pennimere

Rich Cyr as Chexington

David Robinson as Gadfly

Jack Sheedy as Couplet

 

A Poem by Sunshine the Cat

Was transcribed on behalf of the feline by J. Timothy Quirk and performed by Lana Peck.

Nutmeg Junction theme was created and performed by Robert C Fullerton c 2018

Additional music and sound courtesy of Youtube royalty free music and we thank them for that.

 

If you have comments or suggestions you are welcome to share them with the creators or with the station airing the program.

Nutmeg Junction can be found online at www/nutmegjunction.com

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We hope you enjoyed Nutmeg Junction and may all your journeys bring you back to a happy home.