Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center is excited to present our 2020 “Live Radio Play Series." Modeled after the near century-old art form’s tradition, Lincoln Park will present four radio plays and livestream them directly to patrons’ own homes. Exciting and thought-provoking stories are brought to life by a group of talented actors using the power of their voices, music, and sound effects. And all of the audio is recorded LIVE in real time!
The series kicks off with an adaptation of the most famous radio play ever produced, WAR OF THE WORLDS, followed by VINTAGE HITCHCOCK featuring some of Alfred Hitchcock’s most dramatic and suspenseful stories, and also includes two timeless holiday classics, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE.
Lincoln Park presents this series as an exhilarating way to enjoy live performance art from the comfort and safety of your own homes while we continue to work towards returning to the theater for live audience attended productions. It is as simple as purchasing a view of the given performance and then using the unique URL code to stream the audio performance on the given date to enjoy alone or with your loved ones.
With all of the streaming options available for home entertainment, we invite you to take a step outside the technicolor world with Lincoln Park’s LIVE Radio Play Series. Experience storytelling from before there were screens; when voices, music, and sound effects painted the picture and created the magic.
Join Lincoln Park and journey back to the 1940s and the exciting days of radio! Click the link below each show to create your account with Broadway On Demand and purchase your tickets to stream this event right to your living room.
Tickets are only $12.95 (includes ticket price and processing fee).
If you have additional questions please CLICK HERE to visit our FAQ page to provide you with more information!
An alien invasion throws humanity into chaos in the classic sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds--but all it took to cause real-life panic in the streets was Orson Welles' 1938 radio adaptation, which listeners took for news. Now, ten years later, the WBFR radio ensemble recreates the colorful events surrounding the infamous evening, including the full original broadcast. Complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects, this radio-play-within-a-radio-play is a thrilling homage to the form's golden age and timely reminder of what fear can do to a society.
SEPTEMBER 18-19 7:30 PM
Spies, murder, love, and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in this triple feature. Bringing together three of the Master of Suspense’s early films- The Lodger, Sabotage, and The 39 Steps- Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is radio magic, complete with vintage commercials, a daring train chase, a serial killer's ominous presence, and a devastating explosion all told through live sound effects and musical underscoring. This spooky, exciting piece is the perfect way to spend a cool October night!
OCTOBER 16-17 7:30 PM
Join Lincoln Park as we bring this Charles Dickens holiday classic to life. Retold in the style of a live 1940's radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), a handful of actors bring dozens of characters into your home as the familiar story unfolds and three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. A charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying "Bah Humbug!"
NOVEMBER 20-21 7:30 PM
Lincoln Park’s most popular holiday production returns- in a brand new format! It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is based on the classic holiday movie with a clever twist thrown in: the story is presented as a live radio broadcast. Your entire family will enjoy this classic tale of George Bailey as an angel shows him what life would be like for those he loves if he was never born.
DECEMBER 18-19 7:30 PM