Get ready to laugh, cry and be impressed with the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre’s (FMCT) production of “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” opening this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
“The production itself is set in 1942 and is a very nostalgic look back on the WWII era,” says Adam Pankow, artistic director at FMCT. “It’s quite patriotic and looks at America’s reaction to the wartime efforts both abroad and at home.”
With a talented cast of 17 and a 15-piece onstage jazz band comprised of members of the FM Kicks Band, the show is sure to keep audience members tapping their toes.
The audience can expect Christmas classics along with jazz standards from the 1930s and 1940s including: “Blues in the Night,” “Blue Moon,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
“It’s humorous, filled with songs most people should be familiar with, and we have even pulled photographs and audio clips from the WDAY archives from around that era that will play pre-show to help set the mood in the theatre,” Pankow says.
On Saturday, December 9, FMCT is having an Honor Flight Night for veterans where they are setting aside free tickets for veterans associated with the WDAY Honor Flight. There will also be a reception before the show for the honor flight vets in attendance.
FMCT presents “The 1940s Radio Hour” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 and 2 p.m. Dec 10 and 17 at The Stage at Island Park. To purchase tickets, visit fmct.org.