The 1940s Radio Hour

2018 Holiday Musical
Played November 29 - December 31, 2018 Evenings at 8pm • Sunday matinees at 2pm

The 1940s Radio Hour


Join us as we go back in time, to the show that inspired and launched the Stardust series. First performed at Harlequin in 1993, The 1940s Radio Hour was the first Holiday show on our stage. So grab the family and join us for a holiday tradition that is sure to invoke many memories of any of the 22 years of Stardust!

A different time is evoked in this marvelously theatrical and winning show, a live broadcast of a The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant “Strike Up the Band” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” (both are in this show) is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mic, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the percussion player who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.

“Totally exhilarating hour of singing, dancing and funny commercials.”
– The New York Daily News

“This is fun with a capital fun.”

Ticket Prices

General $49 • Senior/Military $45 • Student/Youth $25 View our Seating Chart, or learn about Rush Tickets, Pay What You Can, Pride Night or Ladies' Night Out.

Age Recommendation

All Ages.


For patrons with mobility challenges, we offer front-row seats, accessible bathrooms, and gently sloping aisles. Wheelchair Seating is also available. Assisted Listening Devices are available free of charge at the Concessions Counter.
estimated run time 2 hrs 20 mins


Gerald B. Browning
"Pops" Bailey View
Nathan Rice
Lou Cohn View
Bruce Haasl
Clifton A. Feddington View
James Dean
Johnny Cantone View
Xander Layden
Wally Fergusson View
Edsonya Charles
Ann Collier View
Carolyn Willems Van Dijk*
Connie Miller View
Christie Oldright
Ginger Brooks View
Miguel Pineda
B.J. Gibson View
Andy Garness
Biff Baker View
Logan Fenner
Stanley View
*Member of the Actor's Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


Aaron Lamb
Piano View
Andy Garness
Drums View
Rick Jarvela
Bass View
David Stedman
Trumpets / Brass View
Aaron Wolff
Saxaphones / Reeds View


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