Theatre Raleigh- The 1940's Radio Hour

  • Dates: December 13, 2023 - December 24, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Venue: Theatre Raleigh
  • Location: North Raleigh
  • Address: 6638 Old Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh, NC 27616
  • Times: Wed.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2pm and 8pm; Sun., 3pm
  • Admission: $30+


A little New York City radio station called WOV records a broadcast for American soldiers serving overseas in World War II. The narrative concerns the harassed producer, the drunken lead singer, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mic, and the young trumpet player who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.

The Radio Hour is a musical by Walton Jones. Using popular songs from the 1940s, it portrays the final holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on the New York radio station WOV in December 1942.