The Big Broadcast of 1954

October 19-21, 27-28 & 30, 2011
PLEASE NOTE: Our October 26th performance has been canceled

The Post-Meridian Radio Players return this October with another Halloween radio extravaganza, featuring live entertainment as originally heard on radio station WPM on the night of Sunday, October 31st, 1954!
Big Broadcast of 1954
An evening of epic entertainment!

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$20 / $15 Students & Seniors
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Sponsored by:
The Beverly Beverage Company of Beverly, Mass
makers of Byfar Coffee Syrup!
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and by
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“A handsome head wears a Hanson's!”;


WPM RadioIn 1949, the ten-storey Putnam-Moore Department Store—in what is now Downtown Crossing—closed its doors and radio station WPM moved its operations to the old vaudeville theater next door. But it was not the only move made that year.

On The Frank Cyrano Byfar Hour, Frank and Amelia moved into the Adams family home on Beacon Hill after Amelia's father, Ephraim J. Adams, left it to her in his will. With this move they also inherited the Adams' long-suffering butler, Chelmsford, along with an unusual assortment of neighbors and nuisances.

Domestic life soon proves to be more than a match for Amelia, while Frank finds that being rich has its advantages...some of the time.


Frank and the gang are in for a humdinger of a show when one of Hollywood's leading ladies drops by the studio: none other than Katharine Hepburn!


Frank Cyrano ..... Rob Noyes
Amelia Adams ..... Juliet Bowler
Charley Kendall ..... Jacob Sommer
Jenny Brennan ..... Marty Seeger
Reggie Vandersmoot ..... Rob Schuller
Miss Reardon ..... Lori Forman
Chelmsford ..... Tom Russell

Special Guest

Katherine Drexel as Katharine Hepburn

Also Featuring

Del, the Stage Manager ..... Neal Leaheey
T.F. Guy ..... Amy Sonnanstine
Mayor Fitzcurley ..... Andy Hicks
West End Wendy ..... Sarah Brinks
Wordsworth Willie ..... Brad Smith
Leda Leaper ..... Jenny Gutbezahl
The Putnam Sisters ..... Heidi Clark
Jess Viator
Julia Lunetta


Writer & Director ..... Rob Noyes


In order to compete with the ever-encroaching television, WPM General Manager Howard Comstock has come up with a bold plan to draw in listeners: a live, nationwide broadcast of Washington Irving's classic American tale:

with Special Musical Guest


Funs Leidl ..... Brian Edgar
Bente Leidl ..... Cynthia Alex
Jacob ten Pas ..... Bernie Hutchens
Cobus Issel ..... Michael McAffee
Diederik Wassink ..... Marleigh Norton
Gerhard Kastien ..... Jeff Quinlan
Ernst Kreitzer ..... Tom Champion
Abraham van Brunt
(aka "Brom Bones")
..... Matt Rouillard
Ichabod Crane ..... Chris Chiampa
Ad Damkot ..... Jenny Gutbezahl
Margit Wevers ..... Liz Adams
Katrina van Tassel ..... Leslie Drescher
Baltus van Tassel ..... Jacob Sommer
Cilla Nijenhuis ..... Mary Ferrara
Edwin ten Haken ..... Charles Hughes
Daan Schreurs ..... Brad Smith
Drika van Brunt ..... Mindy Klenoff
Anke Rensink ..... Lori Salmeri
Els Hasselink ..... Amy Bennett-Zendzian
Foley Team ..... Michael Dewberry
J.L. Woodward
Caitlin Mason


Playwright ..... Roy Sallows
Director ..... Jess Viator


Performed by Jaggery

Original Score ..... Michael J. Veloso

Performance Dates

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 @ 8:00pm
Thursday, October 20th, 2011 @ 8:00pm
Friday, October 21st, 2011 @ 8:00pm

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 @ 8:00pm
Friday, October 28th, 2011 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, October 30th, 2011 @ 8:00pm


The Regent Theatre
7 Medford Street *Arlington, MA

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Parking: There is a municipal parking lot (see map above) right across the street from the Regent Theatre, w/ FREE parking after 6pm, Monday through Friday, and after 3pm onSaturday, and all day Sunday!
MBTA: The following buses all stop in Arlington Center only a few feet from the theatre!

  • 77 (Harvard Square)
  • 79 (Alewife Station)
  • 80 (Lechmere/Davis Square)
  • 350 (Burlington)

The following buses stop in Arlington Center and are within reasonable walking distance of the theater:

  • 67 (Turkey Hill): Stops near First Parish UU Church on Mass Ave.
  • 87 (Arlington Center/Lechmere Station via Somerville Ave): Stops at intersection of Broadway & Mass Ave., just around the corner from the theater).