“BLAST OFF” NEXT IN RADIO DRAMA SERIES

Creative 360 will host their next radio drama on Saturday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. “BLAST OFF” by Tony Palermo is the fourth in a series of old-time radio programs produced by Creative 360. This popular series has included a private-eye murder mystery, a British detective story, a Halloween classic, and now a sci-fi thriller. Admission is $10 pre-paid, $12 at the door. Reserve your tickets by calling 989-837-1885 or online. Bring your own beverage.

This original 1957-style sci-fi radio drama will beam you to the planet Zoppzia, where 40,000 years into the future women have evolved into large, fierce space warriors. Tune in for a spy mission to Planet X, evil blob creatures, a doomsday machine, and an intergalactic space battle. Don’t miss this science-fiction radio thriller with its chilling musical score and live sound effects. The cast includes Cara Baker, David King, Joannah Lodico, John McPeak, JoAnn Pobocik and Trena Winans. Sound effect artists include Kristopher Mercy and Arlo Turpin. Directed by Carol Rumba.

The evening program will also include the fun and lighthearted radio quiz show The Better Half with host Matt Rassette, and feature contestants from the studio audience. Laughter will be the highlight of the evening as couples compete for prizes and the title of The Better Half!

The old-time radio era (1920s-1950s), sometimes referred to as the Golden Age of Radio, was a time when radio was the dominant electronic home entertainment medium. People would gather around their radios to tune-in to their favorite programs, which included a variety of formats and genres such as radio plays, mystery serials, soap operas, quiz shows, talent shows, variety hours, situation comedies and children’s shows. Audiences now enjoy this “old-time” entertainment at Creative 360, in the intimate setting of the Creative 360 gallery.

“I wanted to re-create these programs as if we were in an old-time radio studio,” explains Carol Rumba, Creative 360 Executive Director and director of the radio plays. “The audience has the fun of experiencing great classic radio scripts performed by local actors with sound effects created live, right before their eyes.”

“Stay tuned” this summer for more great old-time radio entertainment when Creative 360 presents the slam-bam western action adventure Hawk of the West.

About Creative 360
Creative 360 is a not-for-profit community arts and wellness organization founded in 1994. Its mission is to create environments that allow people of all ages and abilities to experience the creative process, and to enhance physical, mental and spiritual wellness through the arts and humanities. The organization’s core values of inclusiveness, creativity, respect and community drive the culture at Creative 360. Activities at Creative 360 are supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Midland Area Community Foundation and the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.