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Fake Radio Presents: The Day The Earth Stood Still
The Arclight Movie Theatres in Hollywood
Los Angeles, CA
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Fake Radio Presents: The Day The Earth Stood Still
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - Hollywood, California

"Slickly professional in every particular..."
The LA Times

"A palpable sense of infectious goofiness..."
The LA Weekly

Join Fake Radio for a special ONE-NIGHT-ONLY engagement at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood! There we'll be re-creating the 1954 Lux Radio Theatre's version of the great Sci-Fi classic, "The Day the Earth Stood Still"! The troupe has also announced that they will be joined by special guest star Phil LaMarr from "MadTV", "Pulp Fiction" and "Family Guy".

Lux Radio Theatre's "The Day the Earth Stood Still"
An alien named Klaatu lands his spacecraft on Earth just after the end of World War II. He brings an important message to the planet that he wishes to tell to the representatives of all nations. However, communication turns out to be difficult due to Cold War fears and Klaatu is forced to try an alternative approach. The result shocks the entire planet but eventually leads to Klaatu announcing his message to the planet. The film was so popular, that it was re-written for the radio and broadcast in 1954 for the Lux Radio Theatre. Due to his fame and success from the film, Michael Rennie reprised his role as the alien Klaatu in the radio adaptation!

For over a decade, "Fake Radio" has been delighting audiences and critics alike with their unique re-creations of classic radio shows from 1938  1958, "The Golden Age" of the art form. Their shows transport audiences back in time to a live taping of an old-time-radio show. The troupe performs in the same fashion popularized during the Golden Age: cast members dressed in period clothing stand before old microphones, scripts in hand, re-creating classic stories while all of the sound effects are perfectly synchronized. The troupe's well-known hallmark is expertly blending the original broadcast scripts  including the absurd commercials!  with unexpected improvisation.

Over time, the troupe has garnered the respect and participation of a host of well-known actors and comedians. Previous Fake Radio guest stars include:

Emmy Award winners John Larroquette & Marcia Wallace; Comedy legends Fred Willard, The Kids in the Hall, & Phil Proctor from The Firesign Theatre; noted alternative comedians Tom Kenny, Maria Bamford & Rick Overton; well-established TV actors such as Jeff Garlin, John Lynch, Debra Skelton & Dean Cain; and even one of the original cast-members from Saturday Night Live: Larraine Newman.

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Location

The Arclight Movie Theatres in Hollywood (View)
6360 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
United States


Categories

Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Comedy > Improv
Comedy > Other

Minimum Age: 8
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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Oscar P.
Los Angeles, CA United States
Oct 02, 2013 11:23 PM
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glendale, CA United States
Oct 02, 2013 11:09 PM
Name Withheld
glendale, CA United States
Oct 02, 2013 11:09 PM
Name Withheld
glendale, CA United States
Oct 02, 2013 11:09 PM
Name Withheld
glendale, CA United States
Oct 02, 2013 11:09 PM
SANTA MONICA, CA United States
Oct 02, 2013 10:19 PM

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