'On The Air! An Evening of Live Radio Show Classics'

Celebrities appear in one-night performance to benefit Dezart Performs

(From left) Rogery Perry and Joyce Builifant join Dezart Performs Artistic Director Michael Shaw in the production of On The Air! An Evening of Live Radio Show Classics.

Photos by Pat Krause


On The Air! An Evening of Live Radio Show Classics attracted a large crowd to the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs for this one night only performance produced by Michael Shaw, directed by Gregg Oppenheim with original material by Eric Chiel.

The radio classics performed on stage were The Bickersons, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and My Favorite Husband with actors reading their scripts into microphones as they did when radio was “king”, before the advent of television.

The evening was presented by Nestegg to benefit DezartPerforms.

The nostalgic classics were performed by seasoned actors Joyce Bulifant, Gavin MacLeod, Bets Malone, Larry Raben, Lynn Ferguson, Neil Dickson, Millicent Martin, Darren Richardson, Julian Holloway, Steven Brand, G.W. Bailey, Valorie Armstrong, and Darren Richardson.

Bob Hardt was host/announcer, Andrea McGuire was sound effects artist and Gloria Greer was the celebrity reporter. Dezart Trio Singers were Darci Daniels, Francesca Amari, and Charles Herrera while live music was performed by The Quarter Notes: Roger Perry and Jerry Randel at keyboard, Jay Lewis, drums, and Tibore Lesko, bass.

Dezart Performs is a California non-profit, that brings fine live theater to Coachella Valley audiences. Michael Shaw is artistic director and the Board of Directors is headed by Michael Mathews, president. Production sponsors included Lulu California Bistro and Palm Springs Life.

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