Monmouth Community Players will present “When Radio Was King” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Cumston Hall, 796 Main St., Monmouth.

Before there was Netflix, Hulu and cable TV, families would crowd around the radio to listen to their favorite shows. The theater group invites audiences to take a trip into the past and experience a live radio show in the second annual production “When Radio Was King.”

This production will be directed by Linda Duarte, of Lewiston, with music direction by Bob Gilbert and Cindy Dunham, of Winthrop, filling the role of producer.

The audience can expect to see an authentic old-time radio show, complete with old vaudeville comedy routines, sketches and commercials including sound effects. Just like they would experience if they were in the audience of a real radio program.

The cast is a mixture of vocal and comedic talent, ages ranging from 13 to 70-plus, consisting of: Andy Tolman, of Readfield; Gregor Smith, of Belgrade; Ginger Smith, Sara St. Clair and Christine Michaud, all of Winthrop; Sarah Wheatley, of Old Town; Kathleen Brainerd, of Gardiner; Josie French and Danny Gay, both of Lewiston; Jim Wright, of Fayette; Jeffrey Fairfield, of Hallowell; Brittany Bazinet, of Greene; and Ray Fletcher, David Marshall, Carol Griffiths and Megan Record, all of Monmouth.

Tickets cost $14 for general admission or $12 for students and seniors.

For tickets or for more information, visit monmouthcommunityplayers.org, or call 370-9566.

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