TLT’s 1940s Radio Hour opens Nov. 8

Published 9:35 am Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Tryon Little Theater’s “1940s Radio Hour” will play the Workshop Nov. 8-11 and 15-18. See page 4 for more information about the production. (photo by Elvin Clark)

Don’t say we didn’t warn you! If you attend the Tryon Little Theater’s nostalgic musical “The 1940s Radio Hour” Nov. 8-18 at the Workshop, 516 South Trade Street, you run a very high risk of suddenly breaking into song.

There you are driving down the street – you roll down your window and sing to anyone within earshot, “A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I got a gal in Kalamazoo-zoo-zoo.”

Or you’re in the produce section at the market, and suddenly your inner Carmen Miranda bursts forth as you sing the Chiquita Banana number, shaking a handful of fresh bananas as if they were maracas.

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We did warn you, remember.  Maybe you’re at home in a romantic mood, and suddenly you grab a hair brush to be your microphone and launch into “Blue Moon,” “Our Love is Here to Stay,” or a heartfelt “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

Or your mind carries you back to the Golden Days of Radio, and you fetch your umbrella to insert yourself into the show’s “Mysterious Curtains” as it moves to Ebenezer Scrooge’s London.

If you dare, call the Tryon Little Theater Workshop at 828-859-2466 and book tickets to “The 1940s Radio Hour.”  And wear your dancing shoes so you’ll be comfy toe-tapping your tootsies off.  For those of you too young to have experienced 1940s big band music in its day, you have our deepest sympathy.

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– article submitted  by Elvin Clark