For Hometown News
STUART -- The Barn Theatre in Stuart will take audiences behind the scenes of the radio show, "The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade," during its performance on Dec. 21, 1942.
The musical, called "The 1940's Radio Hour" is set in a seedy studio in New York City.
The cast of the radio show is preparing for their weekly broadcast for the troops overseas. The audience gets to see the songs, dancing and sound effects the radio listeners can only hear as performed by a vast array of talented actors.
The musical director is Mercury Max, who has conducted off-Broadway productions and collaborated with John Belushi and Chevy Chase, plays band leader Zoot Doubleman.
This year, the musical is truly a family affair as Gigi Coyne, the show's choreographer, is the sister of director Merilee Lawrence. Her daughter, Jamie Gall, is the assistant director and granddaughters Courtney and McKenzie Gall will be working the spotlights.
The Barn Theatre is at 2400 S.E. Ocean Blvd in Stuart. The musical will play through March 24 with performances at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, call (772) 287-4884, or visit www.barn-theatre.com