Jul 22 - Jul 30 2016
The second program in the Books-on-Stage series is Orson Welles’ adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s gothic love story, Jane Eyre. In his script, Welles writes, "Jane Eyre has acquired the full respectability of an English classic and has lost none of its color. It began as one of those books which everybody read and no nice person would ever read. For Jane Eyre, appearing in England as it did early in the reign of Queen Victoria, came as a general shock and was an immediate success -- as appalling and popular as a royal scandal and as widely circulated as gossip!” LBSC presents this Old-Time-Radio classic with a special feature for the live audience…an American Sign Language interpreter will be on stage, offering the story for those with hearing loss or impairment, while the LBSC actors offer it live on the web as an exclusively audio experience. Those attending the live performance will see how a show was produced during the Golden Age of Radio, as the actors play their parts in 1940’s period costumes and produce the live sound effects.
Aug 26 - Sep 17 2016
Probably the inspiration for the Hollywood battle-of-the-sexes, screwball comedies of the 1930s, Shakespeare’s sparring lovers, Beatrice and Benedick, are charming and quick-witted precursors to the unlikely couples played by Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, or Myrna Loy and Cary Grant. They openly dislike each other at the beginning of the play, and have clever exchanges of one-upmanships, much to the amusement of their friends, who undertake to trick them into a romance. The results are Shakespeare at his most light-hearted and delightful. In contrast, the romance between Hero and Claudio is threatened by genuine grief, created by the contrivance of the dark villain, Don John. The solution lies in the hands of an incompetent and bumbling group of night watchmen. The happiness of both couples depends upon the revelation of the truth, which may or may be discovered before the former best friends, Benedick and Claudio, duel to the death! LBSC’s production features live music, dancing, beautiful costumes, and lots of spectacle!
Oct 14 - Oct 16 2016
LBSC’s Halloween Month celebration of Old Time Radio Horror Classics begins with The Phantom of the Opera. It originally aired on September 13th, 1943, as part of the Lux Radio series, hosted by Cecil B. DeMille. It was based on the 1943 film (which is somewhat different from the 1925 Lon Chaney film and Gaston Leroux’s novel), but instead of using the film’s star Claude Rains, the radio play featured Basil Rathbone as the Phantom. The movie also paired Nelson Eddy and Susanna Foster as Anatole and Christine, and they returned for the radio version. As a result, there is a lot of music in the production, which will be performed live by our cast, along with all the sound effects! Among the many things for which this version is known is that it introduced what became the standard idea of how the Phantom came to be disfigured.
Oct 21 - Oct 23 2016
LBSC’s Halloween Month celebration of Old Time Radio Horror Classics continues with Edgar Allan Poe’s story of The Fall of the House of Usher and the award-winning Lucille Fletcher story, Sorry, Wrong Number. Two 30-minute shows of classic suspense and terror! Click on the titles above for full descriptions of the programs.
Nov 25 - Dec 11 2016
LBSC’s alternative holiday classic is The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, written by L. Frank Baum, and adapted for the stage by Helen Borgers, with original music by Edmund Velasco. It plays from November 25th through December 11th.
FLEX PASS CARD
The ultimate in flexibility and convenience. This ‘open’ pass is redeemable for 10 tickets to the Richard Goad Theatre. Attend 10 individual performances throughout the season (Jan-Dec 2016), or bring a companion to five performances, or use your pass for one or two family nights out…it is good for any combination amounting to ten tickets. It's up to you! Just call the Theatre at least 48 hours in advance of the performance you would like to attend to reserve your seats. Price: $100
Mini Flex Pass
The Mini pass is $50 for 4 entries to the theatre.
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