PRESENTING...AN ALL-NEW MUSICAL AUDIO COMEDY -- In the style of a Marx Brothers movie! It's Do I Specter? I'll Say I Do! produced especially for World Audio Drama Day 2020.
Written, produced and directed by life-long Marx Brothers fan Pete Lutz, 63audio presents a scenario unlike anything seen in any Marx Bros. film:
Mr. Woodrow Fillmore Protoplasm is a ghost-hunter, hired to rid Stately Manor on Long Island of the ghost of the widow's late husband, who refuses to cross over. A little later, he's also hired by an Italian piano player whose brother's ghost won't cross over, either. And then, Protoplasm's son meets up with yet another ghost, who's been hiding in Stately Manor for 30 years! It's spooks a-plenty for our heroes, and for you, our listeners!
Chock-full of Marx-style humor and hijinks, this new play also features two new songs, composed especially for this production by Pete Lutz, and orchestrated by Dr. Ross Bernhardt. Set your Ouija Boards for laughter!
DISCLAIMER: This production was recorded remotely during the month of September 2020 in the (soon-to-be-historical, we hope) COVID-19 pandemic. Sound quality of the actors' microphones as a result varies. We hope this does not take away from your overall enjoyment of this play. (But if it does, well, there's not much you can do about it.) Thank you. Thank YOH!
Lori Bryant as MRS. BRITANNIA NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE
Frank Gugliemelli as CHIVES
Chris Messersmith as the Ghost of MR. NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE
Todd Faulkner as WOODROW FILLMORE PROTOPLASM
Nick Wommack as JAMISON PROTOPLASM
Jackie Ayers as LILLIAN STATELY
Grace Wagner as PROTOPLASM'S SECRETARY/MANICURIST
Les Marsden as RIGATONI and the Whistle of SHADOW
John Bell as MAYOR GOTTLIEB
Your Announcer is C. K. STANDARD
Additional music composed and performed by Dr. Ross Bernhardt
SPECIAL THANKS to the hosts of "The Marx Brothers Council Podcast", Noah Diamond, Matthew Coniam and Bob Gassell, for inspiring me (inadvertently) to write this play, and to Ms. Grace Wagner, for her enthusiasm for the project and very special contributions to the script.
Season Two of Old-Time Radio Essentials continues! In this installment, Pete, Paul and Dave present another of Pete's selections, this time an episode of "Escape": THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, adapted from Poe's classic Gothic horror tale. Will our discussion lead to property values in the 19th century? TUNE IN AND FIND OUT!
And since we're on the subject of discussion, we hope to determine whether this entry meets the following criteria:
1. Is it truly representative of that series? (Can anyone point to it and say, "Yes, that is what [NAME OF SERIES] was all about.")
2. Is it an episode worthy of inclusion in any and every OTR aficionado's private collection?
So with this in mind, we three bring you, as our seventeenth installment (but 4th official episode of S2), this episode of "Escape" from 1947. We'll introduce the show, play it in its entirety, then discuss it at length. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoy it!
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As a special bonus for our listeners we present my audio adaptation of the classic horror film starring Bela Lugosi, "WHITE ZOMBIE". One of three special productions for the 2020 Transcontinental Terror series taking place on the Mutual Audio Network. Enjoy!
The story and dialogue were by Garnett Weston, and the screenplay was by Frank Lawrence and Laura Mae. It was adapted for audio and directed by Pete Lutz. Our cast consisted of the following players:
KRISTY GLICK as Madame "Murder" Legendre
KENDRA MURRAY as Madeline
AILEEN CORPOS as Dr. Bruner
PHILBOYD STUDGE as Beaumont and the Carriage Driver
MARK KALITA as Neil
CHUCK WILSON as Silver
EBONY ROSE and DAWN ROBERTSON as the Maids
And JACKIE AYERS as the Vulture
ZOMBIE VOICES were provided by Carl Thomas, John Bell, Jack Ward, and Arno Eggsleft
Your ANNOUNCER was C. K. Standard
Music was by Dr. Ross Bernhardt, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin, Kevin MacLeod, Claude Debussy and Reinhardt Gliere.
Simultaneously launched today on the Mutual Audio Network for Transcontinental Terror 2020, we present our first of three for this year, entitled "What the Cat Dragged In", written by Will Anderson and Pete Lutz.
Jessica Rainville as MAGGIE
Austin Beach as MATT
Philboyd Studge as MR. HERMS and THE E.M.T.
Delaney Brittingham as THE LITTLE GIRL
John Bell as SERGEANT KAPINSKY
Rachel Pulliam as OFFICER GARRITY and
Ryo-Ohki and Olive as THE CAT
ANNOUNCER: C. K. Standard
Our theme was "Private Reflection" by Kevin MacLeod, obtained under an Attribution Creative Commons License.
Directed & Produced by Pete Lutz
Private Reflection by Kevin MacLeod: