The 1940’s Radio Hour At Patio Playhouse


The 1940’s Radio Hour is a wonderful show for the holidays… see it this month at Patio Playhouse Theater in downtown Escondido!

Performances: November 18-December 18, 2016; Fri & Sat, 8:00pm; Sun 2:00pm
(No performances Thanksgiving weekend, November 25, 26, 27)
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A different time is evoked in this marvelously theatrical and winning show, a live broadcast of a The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942.

The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant “Strike Up the Band” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” (both are in this show) is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the microphone, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.

Directed by Evelyn Lamden
Assistant Director David Guthrie
Producer Kelli Harless
Book by Walton Jones
Music by various composers

Patio Playhouse, 116 S Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025
Between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli


About Patio Playhouse Community and Youth Theater:

Patio Playhouse is Escondido’s only community theater. Established in 1967, Patio Playhouse is located in the heart of Escondido, and puts on a full season of entertaining, varied performances, including musicals, adult dramas and comedies, and a unique fee-free youth theater model which introduces live theatre to children through performance/crew opportunities and school performances.  Patio Playhouse is an independent, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To find out more about Patio Playhouse, please visit or find us on social media.