Everybody knows that there are seven days a week and twenty four hours a day. But for our purposes we are concerned with one of those days "Thursday" and only two of those hours collectively known as Drama Thursday. These hours feature The Playhouse and Soundstage 60 and they are the place to be for classic radio drama & fans of the golden age of movies.
If you decide to visit our sonic stages you are likely to hear great hour long adaptations of classic movies of the 30's 40's & 50's. And if that is not enough, often the plays feature the original Hollywood movie stars in the radio cast.
Listen for Lux Radio Theater and Screen Directors Playhouse for some of radios greatest performances. Come join us as we go back in time to listen to Orson Wells in Treasure Island and Les Miserable. Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca and the African Queen then there is Marlene Dietrich, Clark Gable, Lionel Barrymore and on and on.
If your a fan of classic movies just think of the fun you'll have discovering these long lost jewels of the past. Listing to these now re-discovered "Books on Tape" versions of the classic movies is like discovering the movie for the first time because they are unique performances with different presentations from their movie counterparts. It's kind of like finding something valuable tucked away in the basement of a dusty house.
Take it out, clean it up, and enjoy it again!
After you listen the the Playhouse, keep listening because we have Soundstage 60 cued and ready to go. Soundstage brings you artists like Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson, Andy Griffith on the Sears Radio Theater and you'll hear Lux Radio Theater from South Africa as well as drama's from other countrys. When we talk about theater of the mind we mean that literally. It's a treat for ears of all ages.