Radio Comedy and Drama

During the early and mid Twentieth Century radio was a window on a wider world- and it brought the news, music, drama and more than a little comedy to people all over America. From big cities to isolated farms and ranches, folks tuned in to their favorite programs and entered the Theater of the Mind.  Theatricus  is proud to offer these radio scripts for your performance. They lend themselves to not only radio performance but also Readers Theater and live stage performance. 

 

Rip!

By Bruce Scigliano and George Krawczyk 

Having a rough day?  Is life getting you down? Sometimes you just need a good nap!  But too much of a good thing can have unforeseen consequences. Based on the well-known classic by Washington Irving, Rip! spins a hilarious tale of one man’s obsession with   avoiding occupational opportunities.  Despite his dexterity in dodging duty, Van Winkle is forced to wake up and smell the coffee. But… does Rip’s alarm ring too late? You won’t snooze through this show! 

Cast requirements: 10 Men, 10 women, 1 announcer (either gender); Chorus of either gender,  2 SFX cast members.  

Sheet music is available or recorded music avaiable. 

Public performance royalties : $50- includes three performances, script reproduction authorization and rental of music

 


 

Chance Hastings- Range Detective

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The Case of Rustlers Roost

By Bruce Scigliano and George Krawczyk

This is the prairie- Sheridan County, Wyoming…part Dragnet, part Gun Smoke, Chance Hastings is a hilarious spoof of melodramatic Westerns. Follow Chance and his sidekick Mary as they unravel the mystery of the rustling of 199 cows and calves. Following the trail, the intrepid duo encounters a raft of ruthless rustlers- former English teachers noted for their overuse of alliteration! Rustle up some big laugh with this exciting show! 

Cast requirements: 7 Men, 3 women, 1 announcer (either gender); Two male parts may be double cast. Optional chorus for commercial jingle.

Sheet music is available for theme music and commercial jingle.  

Public performance royalties : $35- includes three performances, script reproduction authorization and rental of music. Public broadcast royalties  varies. Contact us for more information.

 

Red Shirts: Tales of the Wyoming Game Warden

Episode # 49: There’ll be a Hot Time in the Old Lake Tonight

By Bruce Scigliano and George Krawczyk

Join Will Dawson (America’s only singing game warden), his clever son Buck and Homer the wonder horse as they face down death-dealing poachers in the high country of the Bighorn Mountains. But wait! There is always time for a song as Will takes a break from his warden duties to sing the haunting Solitude Trail. Includes a rip-roaring commercial for Prairie Bits- with genuine prairie grit in every prairie bit! This is a musical crime drama that your audience will be sure to enjoy!

Songs:

The Game Warden March

Solitude Trail

Prairie Bits Jingle

Cast requirements: 4 men, 1 woman, 1 announcer (either gender), female chorus (size flexible)

Public performance royalties : $50- includes three performances, script reproduction authorization and rental of music. Public broadcast royalties  varies. Contact us for more information.

 

 

The Saddle String Revue:

Home on the Radio

By Bruce Scigliano and George Krawczyk

A complete two hour radio comedy/variety show! Hot swing tunes, touching ballads and light hearted episodes of radio drama ensure a good time will be had by all as the audience enters the thrilling world of the Theater of the Mind. The show includes episodes of Chance Hastings, Range Detective, Red Shirts: Tales of the Wyoming Game Warden and lively (and improbable) commercials. This is a fun show that will leave your audience wishing that  radio musical variety shows had not gone the way of rotary phones!

Cast requirements: Flexible casting. A minimum of 6 men required. Chorus size is likewise flexible; some parts may be double cast.

Public performance royalties : $350- includes three performances, script reproduction authorization and rental of music (full orchestration is available for an addtional fee).  Public broadcast royalties  varies.  School discounts available -Contact us for more information.

 

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