Monmouth Community Players presents “When Radio Was King: A Journey Back to the Sixties”


Karen Lipovsky as Helen Trent and Danny Gay as Brett in “The Romance of Helen Trent”. Courtesy of Monmouth Community Players

Before Netflix, Hulu and Cable, families crowded around the radio to listen to their favorite shows. The Monmouth Community Players invite audiences to travel back in time to the 1960s and experience a live radio show as part of their fifth annual production of “When Radio Was King”.

This production, scheduled for February, is directed by Josie French of Lewiston, produced by Danny Gay of Monmouth.

Audiences can expect to see an authentic radio show from days gone by, complete with vaudeville comedy routines, skits, and commercials including sound effects – just as they would if they were in the audience for a show. real radio show.

The cast is a mix of vocal and comedic talent, ages 13-70 and over, including Readfield’s Andy Tolman; Jane Mitchell of Greene; Danny Gay of North Monmouth; Karen Lipovsky of Monmouth; Jocelyn Curtis of the Lisbon Falls; Debby and Ken Mansur of Auburn; Deb Kramlich of Gray; Cade Parker from Augusta; Shawn Jiminez of W. Gardiner; Jeff Fairfield of Farmingdale; Patrick and Amy Hamlin from Wales; Amy Griswold of Winthrop; Kathryn Ross of Gardiner; Jennifer White, Adam Dawes and Josie French from Lewiston.

The show will be presented at historic Cumston Hall in downtown Monmouth. The public will have to wear masks in the building. The show takes place on a weekend, with shows at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 18, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 19, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 20. Tickets cost $ 18 for general admission and $ 15 for students and seniors.

To order tickets or for more information about the theater and its Covid-19 protocols, visit the Monmouth Community Players website at, or call (207) 370-9566.


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