Stepping Out

LA Stage Co. turns on 'Radio' this week


Los Altos Stage Company is slated to perform the musical “The 1940s Radio Hour” Thursday through Dec. 23 at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Written by Walton Jones, the musical debuted on Broadway in 1979. The show begins in New York, as radio station WOV records its final holiday broadcast to overseas troops, playing classic American songs such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Blue Moon” and “Stormy Weather.” The narrative concerns the harassed producer whose leading singer is often drunk, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mic, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad and the trumpet-playing sound-effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.

Lee Ann Payne directs cast members Ken Boswell, Katie Coleman, Nique Eagen, Aaron Hurley, Jacob Jackman, John Stephen King, Gary Landis, Elizabeth Claire Lawrence, Brigitte Losey, Michael Rhone, Nathaniel Rothrock, Michelle Skinner and Anthony Stephens.

Performances are scheduled 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Thursday is a preview performance, and Friday is opening night.

Tickets are $18-$36.

For tickets and more information, call 941-0551 or visit

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