Updated: Nov 15, 2021
Bring the family over to the theater to celebrate the holidays with this marvelous musical that harkens us back to a bygone era of Christmas past.
Coming Orange County's Premier Civic Performing Arts Center this holiday season, The 1940's Radio Hour is set to play at the Rose Center Theater December 3-5 and 17-19, 2021. Set against the backdrop of World War II, The 1940’s Radio Hour is a musical written by Walton Jones that follows a group of Radio Artists at Christmas as they attempt to make it big on the “Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade.”
Follow along as harried producer/announcer Clifton Feddington marshals the cast, which is led by crooner Johnny Cantone, a Sinatra clone who dates veteran Diva Ann Collier. Johnny also flirts with bobbysoxer Connie Miller - much to the displeasure of Connie’s preppy boyfriend, B.J. Gibson. Ginger Brooks is a waitress-turned singer who looks like Betty Grable and talks like Gracie Allen. Comic Neal Tilden drives a cab and dreams of taking Johnny’s role as featured vocalist, while trumpet player Biff Baker prepares to report for Army duty as soon as the broadcast ends. Add in would-be singer Winnie Ferguson, pompous stage manager Lou Cohn and crotchety doorman Pops Bailey, and you have a heartwarming holiday show for the entire family. Featuring Standards such as “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, “Our Love Is Here To Stay”, “How about You”. “That Old Black Magic” plus many more!!
Presented indoors at Orange County's Premier Civic Performing Arts Center, the Rose Center Theater, this Event will be in accordance with health and safety guidelines put forth by the County of Orange. Due to social distancing guidelines, capacity for this Event will be limited, and advanced ticket purchase required. Rose Center Theater proudly presents 1940'S RADIO HOUR Location: Rose Center Theater 14140 All American Way Westminster, Ca 92683 Performances: Friday December 3, 2021 at 7:30 PM Saturday December 4, 2021 at 7:30 PM Sunday December 5, 2021 at 2:00 PM Friday December 17, 2021 at 7:30 PM Saturday December 18, 2021 at 7:30 PM Sunday December 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM Tickets: $17 - $25 Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.rosecentertheater.com/tickets. More information at www.rosecentertheater.com. About the Rose Center Theater The Rose Center Theater is Orange County's Premier Civic Performing Arts Center and is a state-of-the-art cultural and performing arts center located in the All American City of Westminster, California. A non-profit 501(c)(3), the Rose Center Theater is committed to ensuring that the Arts remain a vital part of the community by providing a space for people to gather, educate, create, and appreciate the Performing Arts.