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Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society: Before They Were Television Shows

Apr 20 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Dinner and cocktail seating and service begins 1 hour before showtimes.

Radio Drama

Before classic shows like Gunsmoke and Dragnet were on TV, they were on the radio. Enjoy two golden age dramas performed in the style of an old-time radio broadcast, including vintage commercials and live sound effects. “The Cabin” from Gunsmoke (1952): Marshal Dillon seeks shelter from a blizzard only to discover there are worse things to fear than the cold. “The Big Speech” from Dragnet (1951): Joe Friday pursues “the facts, ma’am, just the facts” in his investigation of a violent drug store robbery. Once the case is solved, his mother helps him write a speech on the dangers of drugs for the local high school.

Eric Webster
Shanan Custer
Tim Uren
Joshua English Scrimshaw

The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society performed their first staged old-time radio recreation in 2016 at the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater in Minneapolis. Since then, they have appeared at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Daleko Arts in New Prague, and the Wabasha Street Caves in Saint Paul. Their recreations were also featured monthly from 2017 to 2019 at the James J. Hill Center and from 2020 to 2022 at Park Square Theater in Saint Paul. Currently, the MORLS performs regularly at both the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater and Crooners Supper Club.

“Using their voices to paint a picture so vivid that if you close your eyes you can see the action in your mind’s eye.”–Stages of Minnesota


Crooners Main Stage
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432 United States

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