In 1938, Orson Welles produced his first live radio show of Dracula, featuring the Mercury Theatre On The Air. Halloween weekend, MSTW is re-creating this radio classic with a live stage production, broadcast on YouTube. The show will air Friday, 10/29 & Saturday, 10/30 at 8pm, and Sunday, 10/31 at 2pm.
KVGC Radio 1340AM and 96.5 FM in Amador county, will be simulcasting the Saturday and Sunday performances.
To watch this virtual performance, simply make a donation of $20 or more, and you’ll be sent a PRIVATE LINK, good for you and your entire household to watch any, or all, performances on YouTube.
Be sure to include your email address in the “Add a Note” section, so we can send you your link.
This is MSTW’s Fall Fundraiser, and they are hoping to reach a goal of $3000, to carry them through the rest of the year, and prepare them for next summer at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre.
MSTW’s has been producing live radio shows for the past 11 years as their Fall Fundraiser, recreating many of Orson’s Mercury Theater classics, like last year’s War of the Worlds. Though we had hoped to perform in front of a live audience this year, Covid forced us to once again present a live, filmed version of the show, with multiple cameras so you don’t miss a thing, including those live sound effects from our expansive Foley table.
It’s a fun flashback to the days when people “watched” their radios,
and sound effects didn’t come from a computer.
This presentation of Dracula features some of your favorite MSTW actors, including Allen Pontes as Orson Welles, Scott Adams, Vincent Keene, Andrew Adams, Charlie Adams, and Julie Anchor.
Whether you’re watching the show on YouTube, or closing your eyes to listen to it on the radio,
as they did in 1938, it’s sure to be a fun flash back. It’s the perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit,
and support theatre in Amador county. Speaking of support, we want to thank our sponsors:
Daneri Mortuary, Toma & Associates, Amador Plumbing Co., and KVGC Radio 1340 AM and 96.5 FM.