Halloween Show 2010

  • Title: Halloween Show 10
  • Author: Robert Arnold, Deborah Hyatt, Tony Isbell
  • Director: Robert Arnold
  • Date Posted: November 06, 2010
  • Warning: This show contains material that some listeners may find objectionable.
  • Length: 57:35 minutes (52.72 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Halloween Show 2010
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Chatterbox's third annual Halloween performance on 91.1 WKNO FM. This terrifying production features five original tales of horror, all performed and broadcast live.







Cast and Crew

Role   Name
Ensemble ..................... Robert Arnold
Ensemble ..................... Grant Hatton
Ensemble ..................... Kim Justis
Ensemble ..................... Kinon Keplinger
Ensemble ..................... Mandy Lane
Musician ..................... Cheri Hughes
Singer ..................... Katie Walsh
Singer ..................... Toney Walsh
Singer ..................... Katherine Whitfield
Sound Effects ..................... Ben Fichthorn
Sound Effects ..................... Amy Mays
Writer ..................... Robert Arnold
Writer ..................... Deborah Hyatt
Writer ..................... Tony Isbell
Assistant Producer ..................... Ben Fichthorn
Producer ..................... Eric Sefton
Assistant Director ..................... Amy Mays
Director ..................... Robert Arnold
Artist ..................... Derrick Dent


Special Thanks to:



Notes

I recruit cast and crew members for Chatterbox's annual Halloween Show by promising that there's nothing quite like a live radio performance. And it's true. Both more intimate and farther-reaching than a stage play, live broadcast is an experience that few performers get to enjoy anymore. It's nerve-wracking, sure, but it's also a real blast.

Which explains why we keep coming back to it. For our third annual live Halloween Show, we scaled back the time frame (from two hours to one) but also massively increased our ambition. This year's show was part of the Transcontinental Terror project, a six-hour block of original horror audio that streamed live to the world on Halloween night. Recognizing that Halloween is every audio theater company's dream holiday, we co-founded the event with FinalRune Productions of Portland, Maine; Icebox Radio Theater of International Falls, Minnesota; Electric Vicuna Productions of Halifax, Nova Scotia; The Wireless Theatre Company of London, England; and The Willamette Radio Workshop of Portland, Oregon. On Halloween night, each group got its turn at the mic, as our recorded and live shows played back-to-back. It was a very cool collaboration that we plan to make into a tradition. Holding Skype meetings over four or five time zones was definitely an unexpected highlight of my fall.

This year, Chatterbox served up yet another batch of spooky short stories -- torture, hauntings, murder, and even a nightmare tree. (Remember, everything you hear was performed live; even our recorded effects were cued in real-time, just like in the Golden Age of Radio.) The show is delightfully creepy, and of course everyone involved gets a big kudos for making it that way. And that's all I'll say about it, in order to preserve the suspense.

Each year, I wonder how we'll top our previous Halloween Show, and each year we manage to do something fresh, exciting, and scary. It's anyone's guess what we'll come up with in 2011. But I look forward to finding new ways to freak you out.

--Robert Arnold



Additional Material

  • WKNO interview MP3 (11:17, 7.8MB)
  • Commercial Appeal article Link
  • Promo for WKNO MP3 (00:30, 469KB)


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