This week on the show it’s our esteemed pleasure to welcome the Radio Repertory Company of America (RRCA) who have produced dozens of works in the past 15+ years including the esteemed Anne Manx series featuring Claudia Christian (of Babylon 5 fame).
Tonight we feature the 1st 1/2 of their new show, “Song Bird.” Song Bird tells the story of Maureen Barnett (played by three time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara), once a singer renowned the world over. Now though, things couldn’t get much worse. She’s stuck performing in dives, her daughter hates her, and she’s recovering from a severe nervous breakdown that leaves her petrified in front of large crowds. Prospects couldn’t look bleaker, when in walks Amelia Storm (Academy Award winner Shirley Jones), an aging chanteuse, offering Maureen the ability to see into the future. Maureen reluctantly accepts and finds herself haunted by visions of something dreadful happening to her daughter Holly, who is soon abducted and held for ransom. You can hear the rest of this show on RRCA’s website, also check out the RRCA Facebook page for news on their latest shows.
Enlisting the aid of a freshly retired policeman turned private eye named Henry Powell (Emmy winner Ed Asner), Maureen goes on a dangerous journey to get her daughter – and her confidence – back at all costs.