KBOO BENEFIT:Dennis Nyback Live Premier Radio Play PLUS Old Time Films about.....Radio!
The new Musical Radio Play TEN CENTS A DANCE will be performed live on stage in Portland at 7:00pm on April 11 at the Clinton Street Theater and broadcast live by remote on KBOO Radio 90.7FM.
Leading the cast will be the singer Rebecca Kilgore. Leading the orchestra will be pianist Ali Ippolito.
Introducing the world premier of the live Radio Play
"Ten Cents a Dance" written by Dennis Nyback, who will also appear in the cast.
The story is set in the autumn of 1941 and concerns a young man who dodges the draft by impersonating a woman and gets a job in a New York City Dance Hall as a hostess. Song and dance, murder and mayhem, wisecracking and wit, and love, follow. It will feature songs from the era including Ten Cents A Dance (1930 Rodgers and Hart), I've Got a Crush on You (1928 George and Ira Gershwin), Get Yourself a New Broom (1933 Harold Arlen and Ted Kohler), You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me (1930 Fain, Kahel and Connor) and others.
Dennis Nyback previously created the stage review "Can't We Be Friends" in Seattle that became the basis for the PBS American Masters production "Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley." His article "Seattle Art and Grind" was included in the 2010 book From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse. Excerpts from that essay are now part of the Celluloid Seattle exhibit at the recently opened Museum of History and Industry in Seattle. He currently is a critic for Portland Stage Reviews.
Old Time Movies and Shorts about radio, including Cab Calloway, Kate Smith, and more.
Rudy Vallee excerpt from Radio Rhythm 1929.
Radio Salutes with Ruth Etting and Nathaniel Shilkret's Orchestra 1931.
Captain Henry's Radio Show 1933 Captain Henry was an actual radio show of which they filmed this example of a broadcast.
Cab Calloway's Hi-De-Ho 1934 Cab broadcasts from the The Cotton Club.
The Black Network 1936 An all black short about a fictitious radio show from Harlem. With the Nicholas Brothers.
Air Parade 1938 Neila .Goodelle and Lee Sullivan .
The GI Journal 1943 Mel Blanc Lucille Ball This is a filmed broadcast of a radio show for soldiers in WWII.
Kate Smith sings God Bless America on a radio broadcast. Excerpt in Technicolor from This Is the Army 1943