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News Release

1940’s Radio Hour opens newly renovated Silverthorne Theatre

LEWISTON, Idaho – LCSC Mainstage Productions and the LCSC Silverthorne Series is collaborating on the production of The 1940’s Radio Hour, a musical by Walton Jones with stage direction by Jef Petersen and musical direction by Tom Schumacher and Nancy McIntosh. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m., March 25 - 28 and 2 p.m., March 29 at the Silverthorne Theatre.
The show, which takes place on December 21, 1942, features a live broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room and features Zoot Doubleman and his orchestra. This is a time when pop music included songs like “That Old Black Magic” or “The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” both tunes from the show. Characters include a beleaguered producer coping with a drunken lead singer, the delivery boy who wants to be in the radio show, a second banana who dreams of being the headliner, a gorgeous lead singer and a bobbysoxer from Ogden, Utah looking to make it in the big city.
This is the first official production in the newly renovated Silverthorne Theatre on the LCSC Campus.
Tickets are available online or at the LCSC Center for Arts & History, 415 Main Street, Lewiston and are $15 for general admission, $13 for Senior Citizens and youth K–12. LCSC Students are admitted free with student ID.
For the adults, a special 1940’s Themed Gala to commemorate the reopening of the Silverthorne Theatre is scheduled for Saturday, March 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the President’s Home. Tickets must be purchased in advance, no later than March 24 and are $35, which includes 1940’s themed hors d’oeuvres, a champagne punch toast and a ticket to the performance.
The performances and gala are brought to the Silverthorne Series through sponsorships from the LCSC Foundation, LCSC Alumni Association and Creason, Moore Dokken & Geidl, PLLC.
For more information contact the LCSC Silverthorne Series office at 208.792.2447.