It’s a Mystery and Comedy Delight as El Paseo Arts Foundation Presents Dead Air, January 22nd and 23rd.
It’s another evening of laughter and fun as El Paseo presents the hilarious murder mystery/comedy Dead Air by Lee Mueller on Monday, January 22nd and Tuesday, January 23rd at the Isla Grand Beach Resort. The show takes place on the night the cast is celebrating the 37th Anniversary of the Guy Godfry radio show and the 50th Anniversary of WEZY. The Guy Godfry Show is a dated radio program in jeopardy of cancellation due to a corporate take-over of the network. As part of the anniversary celebration the show is being broadcast in front of a live studio audience. When show gets underway, one of the cast members is murdered and panic ensues. With the assistance of the audience, the Guy Godfry crew scrambles to uncover the culprit responsible for the on-air murder.
The cast replays the twists and turns of the night and the audience plays an important role in identifying “who done it”. Throughout the seemingly endless live radio chaos, everyone is asking, “Is anyone listening? Does anyone care?”.
The stellar cast includes some El Paseo Arts favorites and some newcomers to the El Paseo Arts stage. Andy Riley brings his dry wit to the character of the slightly demented, long-time radio personality, Guy Godfry. Frank Shisler is hysterically funny in his stage debut as Danny O’Dennis, Godfry’s second banana. Andrea Wright shines as Lil’ Mary Allegany, third banana radio co-host, and Briana Boughter makes her El Paseo Arts debut as Annie, the show’s production assistant. Mark Shellard returns to the stage as Frank, the producer of the Guy Godfry Show, and Silvy Berman makes her El Paseo Arts debut as Sheila, the assistant producer of the Guy Godfry Show. Lexie Hanson is Sally Fairweather, corporate executive, and Danny Dollar brings an added touch of humor as Sven Herberphuphen, a well-known orchestra leader. Carlos Bringas makes his El Paseo Arts debut as Johnny, the radio station intern, and Greg Lockwood plays the Announcer for the radio show.
The evening begins with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar at 6:30 p.m. and the curtain goes up on the radio show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $30 per person; $25 for El Paseo Arts members. Tickets are available at Paragraphs Bookstore, S.O.S., PadreRitaGrill, the Art Gallery in Lighthouse Square and online at http://www.elpaseoarts.org.
El Paseo’s mystery/comedy spoof has become an annual event that everyone enjoys. It’s fun and funny, and there are fabulous prizes for five lucky audience members who correctly identify the “killer”.
Don’t miss your chance to get tickets for this show – they usually sell out well in advance of the performances!