Sheridan Arts Foundation: Sheridan Radio Hour

Sheridan Arts Foundation: Sheridan Radio Hour

Telluride’s Sheridan Arts Foundation Young People’s Theater is proud to present its third annual Parents/Kids play starring 10 students grades 3-5 and their parents. The play kicks off the 2016-2017 YPT school year under the helm of new artistic director Allie Scherich.



Step back in time to the Golden Age of radio for a hilarious take on a live broadcast radio show with sound effects, jingles, commercials, and mystery.

On Sunday, September 25, the SAF Young People’s Theater transforms the Sheridan Opera House into KYPT Studios for their 1942 broadcast of the popular radio program, “The Sheridan Radio Hour.”

This charming and nostalgic show is based on actual broadcasts from the 1940s and is filled with lively characters, fun songs and time-honored comedy sketches. And, of course, there is a mystery to be solved.

“I’ve always loved 1940s radio dramas, and am so excited to work on this play with this fantastic group of kids, parents and grandparents. It’s so much fun to watch these pairs work together. And although many of these adults have never performed onstage, you will be wowed at their star turns,” Scherich said.

This dazzling cast includes Kassidy and Dawn Atherton, Savannah and Traci Baize, Cooper Cantor and Shannon Spellman, Henry and Ryan Deppen, Livi and Nan Emrick, Zoe and Wendy Hampton, Clara and Sue Kunz, Jacob and Valerie Sharpe, Jerry Sharpe and Diane Black, and Merak and Mandy White.

The show will be performed just ONCE on Sunday, September 25, at 7 p.m. The play is a fundraiser for the SAF Young People’s Theater scholarship fund. Tickets are $5.

Since 1999, the historic Sheridan Opera House has been home to Young People’s Theater, a diverse and flourishing center for young thespians, enrolling more than 200 children between the ages of 2 and 18 each year.

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