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1940’s Radio Hour


November 15th-24th, 2019.


7:30 PM to 9:30 PM




Wilbraham United Church, 500 Main Street, Wilbraham


Wilbraham United Players



Book by Walton Jones

Music by various composers


November 15, 16 at 7:30

November 17 at 2:30

November 22, 23 at 7:30

November 24 at 2:30

Fellowship Hall Stage at

Wilbraham United Church

500 Main Street Wilbraham, MA


Tickets are now on sale through our website



Full of 1940s music, dancing and old-time sound effects, the play portrays the final holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on the New York radio station WOV in December 1942. The harassed producer, the leading singer who is often drunk, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mic, and the trumpet player who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller. All of this wrapped up in holiday charm and nostalgia. It's a great way to kick off the holidays!


Pops Bailey - Bill Terbush

Lou Cohn - Don Clements

Margie - Christine Arruda

Wally Ferguson - Jay Lee

Johnny Cantone - Jim Martin

B.J. Gibson - Austin Kopp

Ann Collier - Carolyn Averill

Zoot Doubleman - Benjamin Kaine Maniscalchi

Biff Baker - Michael Corman

Ginger Brooks - Shelly Capen

Clifton Feddington- David Chivers

Connie Miller - Aelan Lisowski

Neal - Christopher Carey


Stage Direction by Deborah Trimble

Musical Direction by Benjamin Kaine Maniscalchi