Donate towards my web hosting bill!


Buy Our Stuff in our Online Store



Technorati

Add to Technorati Favorites



PodcastAlley.com Feeds

IDS Gear Shop!

IDS 426 Street Theatre Company’s AD Cathy Street

Posted in Episodes on March 2nd, 2015

This week I’m joined via Skype by Street Theatre Company‘s Artistic Director, Cathy Street, as we discuss STC’s recent move, 10th Anniversary Season, and their upcoming production of Memphis.  Enjoy!!

Cathy Street Executive Artistic Director, Street Theatre Company

Deep Fried Theatre:

Photo by Heavenly Perspective Photography (l to r) Lauren Jones, Phillip Morris, Leon Blandon, David Ridley, Curtis Reed

Got a thought about this IDS episode?  Let your voice be heard by calling 615-866-1282 (VM) or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com]

DONATE to the Inexplicable Dumb Show here!  Thanks!!

IDS 425 Paul B Crook SETC 2015

Posted in Episodes on February 23rd, 2015

This week I’m joined via Skype by Paul B. Crook, Actor/Director/Educator, as we discuss the upcoming SETC conference which will be held this year in Chattanooga, TN.  Enjoy!!

Deep Fried Theatre:

Paul B. Crook- Actor/Director/Educator/IDS’s resident Theatre Curmudgeon.

 

Got a thought about this IDS episode?  Let your voice be heard by calling 615-866-1282 (VM) or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com]

DONATE to the Inexplicable Dumb Show here!  Thanks!!

 

IDS 424 Becca McCoy in Man of LaMancha at The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum

Posted in Episodes on February 16th, 2015

This week I’m joined via Skype by Becca McCoy, actor, as we discuss her turn on stage as the Housekeeper in Man of LaMancha at The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum.  Enjoy!!

Paying the Rent:

Becca as “The Housekeeper” in the classic musical MAN OF LA MANCHA.

Got a thought about this IDS episode?  Let your voice be heard by calling 615-866-1282 (VM) or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com]

DONATE to the Inexplicable Dumb Show here!  Thanks!!

IDS 423 Valentine’s Day 2015 Special

Posted in Episodes, Plays on the IntraWebs on February 9th, 2015

The IDS wishes all the IDSers out there a wonderful Valentine’s Day!! The IDS offers you an Valentine’s Day episode of Fibber McGee and Molly called Valentine Candy from Feb 10 1942.  Enjoy!!

From Generic Radio Workshop:

“The Johnson Wax Program with Fibber McGee and Molly” (the show’s full spoonsored name) is one of the rare radio programs which has achieved a kind of immortality. Well after the series petered out in the mid-1950s, people still respond to the words “Fibber McGee’s Closet,” even if they’ve never heard the original.

Jim and Marion Jordan honed their comedy timing early on, first in small-town vaudeville, and later local Chicago programs like “Smackout.” Fibber McGee and Molly also had to evolve — a listen to the very first show from 1935 reveals an almost unrecognizable set of characterizations. It took a year or two for the couple to settle in Wistful Vista, and a few more years to bring out the supporting cast (like the Great Gildersleeve) and the recurring gags (the closet didn’t appear until 1940) that would make it a weekly favorite.

Listeners today will find the show a time capsule, full of corny jokes, dated references, and as many now-obscure topical moments as any wartime Looney Tunes cartoon. But there are also genuine good feelings and a true sense of happiness in the episodes. The fact that one man, Don Quinn, singlehandedly wrote most of the episodes is a real achievement.

The Cast:

John Mauldin as Fibber McGee and Messenger.

John Mauldin as Fibber McGee and Messenger.

Brad Oxnam as Harlow Wilcox, Old Timer, Mayor LaTrivia, and Wallace Wimple.

Darci Wantiez as Molly, Mrs Uppington, and Announcer.

Got a thought about this IDS episode?  Let your voice be heard by calling 615-866-1282 (VM) or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com]

DONATE to the Inexplicable Dumb Show here!  Thanks!!

 

IDS 422 Nashville Rep The Whipping Man

Posted in Episodes on February 2nd, 2015

This week’s discussion is about Nashville Rep‘s upcoming production of The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez featuring former Tennessee Titan Eddie George as well as Matthew Rosenbaum, and James Rudolph.  It runs at Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s (TPAC) Johnson Theater, February 7-21, 2015 with previews Feb. 5-6.

Deep Fried Theatre:

Cast of The Whipping Man (L to R): James Rudolph (John), Eddie George (Simon), Matthew Rosenbaum (Caleb) Photo by Justin Sienkiewicz Photography.

Per Nashville Rep:

In the post-Civil War South, three men are tied to each other by history and faith, but are also bound by secrets. A badly wounded Jewish Confederate soldier stumbles home at war’s end to find his family has fled to the countryside. Remaining behind to greet him are two of his family’s former slaves… and a cobbled together Passover Seder. The three men unite to celebrate the holiday, even as they struggle to comprehend their new relationships at a crossroads of personal and national history.

Got a thought about this IDS episode?  Let your voice be heard by calling 615-866-1282 (VM) or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com]

DONATE to the Inexplicable Dumb Show here!  Thanks!!

IDS 421 Jeffery Ellis Theatre Critic

Posted in Episodes on January 26th, 2015

This week I’m joined via Skype by Jeffery Ellis (Critic and Founder/Executive Producer, The First Night Honors) as discuss Theatre Critique, Nashville Theatre History, First Night Awards and much more!  Enjoy!!

Deep Fried Theatre:

Jeffrey Ellis, Theatre Critic for broadwayworld.com

Jeffrey Ellis, Theatre Critic for Broadwayworld.com

  • The First Night Honors Facebook page can be found here.

Got a thought about this IDS episode?  Let your voice be heard by calling 615-866-1282 (VM) or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com]

DONATE to the Inexplicable Dumb Show here!  Thanks!!

IDS 420 Mark Cabus in One Slight Hitch at Georgia Ensemble Theatre

Posted in Episodes on January 19th, 2015

This week I’m joined via Skype by Mark Cabus, actor, as we discuss his role of Doc Coleman in Lewis Black’s play, One Slight Hitch, which is being produced at Georgia Ensemble Theatre.  Enjoy!!

Deep Fried Theatre:

Mark Cabus as Doc Coleman in One Slight Hitch by Lewis Black at Georgia Ensemble Theatre.

  • Tickets can be found here.

Got a thought about this IDS episode?  Let your voice be heard by calling 615-866-1282 (VM) or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com]

DONATE to the Inexplicable Dumb Show here!  Thanks!!

 

IDS 419 Nashville Shakespeare Festival Twelfth Night

Posted in Episodes on January 12th, 2015

This week I’m joined in Studio 1103 by Denice Hicks, Artistic Director, and Robert Marigza, Operations Manager, of Nashville Shakespeare Festival.  They brought with them a special guest…Madeline Fendrick who plays Viola in this production.  Enjoy!

Deep Fried Theatre:

Photos by Jeff Frazier  Santiago Sosa (Orsino) / Madeline Fendrick (Viola / Cesario) / Tamiko Robinson (Olivia)

Photos by Jeff Frazier
L to R: Tamiko Robinson (Olivia) / Madeline Fendrick (Viola / Cesario) / Santiago Sosa (Orsino)

Got a thought about this IDS episode?  Let your voice be heard by calling 615-866-1282 (VM) or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com]

DONATE to the Inexplicable Dumb Show here!  Thanks!!

IDS 418 Donate

Posted in Episodes on January 5th, 2015

This week as we take a small breather to recover from the Holidays, the IDS needs a little help from you dear IDSer.  Please follow the link “Hosting Donations Accepted” over on the left hand side of the IDS webpage or follow the link at the bottom of the show notes for this episode or click on the big image below to make a donation.  Monies raised go directly to help cover the cost of keeping the IDS on the intrawebs!  Thanks you for your thoughtful donation!!  IDSers rock!!!

Got a thought about this IDS episode?  Let your voice be heard by calling 615-866-1282 (VM) or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com]

DONATE to the Inexplicable Dumb Show here!  Thanks!!

IDS 417 Happy New Year Special 2015

Posted in Episodes, Plays on the IntraWebs on December 29th, 2014

The IDS will like to wish all the IDSers a “Happy New Year” with its take on this special episode of Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel entitled “The Kidnapping“.

From Generic Radio Workshop:

In the fall of 1932 the Standard Oil Company combined forces with Colonial Beacon Oil to sponsor a radio series that would promote Esso gasoline and Essolube motor oil. Since archrival Texaco was enjoying vast success with its new Texaco Fire Chief Program, starring vaudeville comic Ed Wynn, the Standard Oil Companies were naturally interested in carving out their own territory over the airwaves. The result was the Esso Five Star Theater, a variety series that offered a different program each night of the week, Monday through Friday, all to dramatize Esso gasoline’s five unique properties, including something called “hydrofining.”

The shows featured music, comedy and even some interviews. And each show included a dramatization. These ranged from Charlie Chan to light opera. But the jewel of the enterprise was Monday night’s entry, Beagle, Shyster and Beagle, Attorneys at Law. The series was about a malpracticing attorney and his bumbling assistant. The program was created to showcase the talents of Groucho and Chico Marx, half of the four Marx Brothers. The talents of Zeppo and Harpo Marx did not lend themselves well to radio.

Beginning with the fourth show of the series, the name was changed to Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel after a New York lawyer named “Beagle” called and threatened a lawsuit if the name was not changed.

For 26 shows, the two Marx Brothers were paid a princely sum to stand in front of the microphone for 15 minutes each week to read from a script they barely bothered rehearsing. True, they also had to spend 60 seconds hawking Esso products. But that was O.K. Imagine in 1932-33 they received $6,500 per episode!

The first show was on Monday, November 28, 1932, 7:30 p.m. eastern time. It continued for 26 weeks, broadcasting both from NBC in New York and NBC in Los Angeles, depending on the weather. After the May 22, 1933 broadcast, Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel went off the air for the summer. It never returned. The reasons were that the Four Marx Brothers were ready to return to films, coupled with the fact the show never garnered the same ratings as Ed Wynn did for Texaco, although it did have a very loyal following.

 

The Cast:

John Mauldin as Waldorf T. Flywheel, Salesman, Crookley, and Bailiff.

John Mauldin as Waldorf T. Flywheel, Salesman, Crookley, and Bailiff.

Brad Oxnam as Announcer, Emmanuel Ravelli, Bertram Bardwell, Slim, Policeman, and Judge.

And introducing:

Oriia Loreena Oxnam as Ms. Dimple, Clerk of the Court, D.A., and Esso Dealer.

Got a thought about this IDS episode?  Let your voice be heard by calling 615-866-1282 (VM) or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com]

DONATE to the Inexplicable Dumb Show here!  Thanks!!