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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.

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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)

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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!!!

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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.

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IDS 416 Christmas Special 2014

Posted in Episodes, Plays on the IntraWebs on December 22nd, 2014

The IDS celebrates Christmas with a classic episode of The Bickersons.  The commercial material in this episode is from another radio series entitled Suspense but somehow felt apropos for this endeavor.  Enjoy the egg nog and this episode!  Thanks!

The Cast:

John Mauldin as John Bickerson and Hap.

John Mauldin as John Bickerson and Hap.

Cassie Hamilton as Blanche Bickerson and Operator.

Cassie Hamilton as Blanche Bickerson and Operator.

Brad Oxnam as Wilcox and Announcer.

 

Some music selections from the album Jingle Bells by Jingle Bells which is available through iTunes here. http://www.bickersons.com is the official website, and offers scripts in book form. Wikipedia has an excellent appraisal of the show.

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IDS 415 Nashville Rep A Christmas Story

Posted in Episodes on December 15th, 2014

This week I’m joined in Studio 1103 by Cecilia Lighthall, Stage Manager, as we discuss Nashville Rep‘s Annual Holiday production of A Christmas Story.  Enjoy!

Deep Fried Theatre:

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IDS 414 Mark Cabus A Christmas Carol 2014

Posted in Episodes on December 8th, 2014

This week I’m joined in Studio 1103 by Mark Cabus, Theatre Hyphenate: Actor-Director-Writer-Educator, as we discuss his annual one-man Holiday offering of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol which will be performed in Nashville at the First Unitarian Universalist Church (1808 Woodmont Blvd.) on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.  And also in Atlanta, GA at The Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA, 30319; 8:00 p.m. December 19-21. More info at bottledlighting.net

There is also a sample of his work in this episode…Enjoy!!

Paying the Rent:

 

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – Trailer from Bottled Lightning on Vimeo.

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IDS 413 Becca McCoy A Not So Silent Night 2014

Posted in Episodes on December 1st, 2014

This week I’m joined via Skype by Becca McCoy, actor/singer, as we discuss her collaboration with James Weaver…A Not So Silent Night.

James Weaver & Becca McCoy

James Weaver & Becca McCoy

From Becca’s Website:

DECEMBER 5, 2014  – A NOT SO SILENT NIGHT
First Unity Church, 460 46th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 

Becca will present the 2014 concert version of A NOT SO SILENT NIGHT for one performance only.  This one-hour show combines holiday classics, contemporary favorites, and music from Becca’s album A NOT SO SILENT NIGHT, interwoven with excerpts from beloved holiday literature in a seamless program that engages and inspires.  It is a traditional, family-friendly holiday treat guaranteed to get you in the spirit, and allow you to experience the music of the Nativity as if for the first time. With James Weaver on piano. For more information on the show, visit http://www.firstunity.org/

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IDS 412 Turkey Day Special 2014 The Great Gildersleeve

Posted in Episodes, Plays on the IntraWebs on November 24th, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the IDS!  Enjoy your Tryptophan induced coma with all the cranberry and stuffing that goes with it!  The IDS offers you The Great Gildersleeve Thanksgiving Special (which originally aired on 11/22/1942) as an extra treat this holiday!  Enjoy!

The Cast:

John Mauldin as Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve.

John Mauldin as Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve.

Cassie Hamilton as Ms. Fitch, and Birdy.

Cassie Hamilton as Miss Fitch, Woman 2, and Birdy.

Brad Oxnam as Judge Hooker, Man, Leroy, and Mr. Peevey.

Evelyn O’Neal Brush as Majorie and Woman 1.

Darci Wantiez as Announcer, Officer, and Mrs. Ransom.

 

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IDS 411 Samuel Whited & Bryce Conner talk Greater Tuna at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre

Posted in Episodes on November 17th, 2014

This week I’m joined via Skype by Samuel Whited (Director) and Bryce Conner (Actor) as we discuss their process of bringing the play, Greater Tuna, to the backstage at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre.  Enjoy!

Deep Fried Theatre:

  • Ticket info and reservations can be found here.

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