PRESENTING…AN ALL-NEW MUSICAL AUDIO COMEDY — In the style of a Marx Brothers movie! It’s Do I Specter? I’ll Say I Do!
Written, produced and directed by life-long Marx Brothers fan Pete Lutz especially for World Audio Drama Day 2020, 63audio presents a scenario unlike anything seen in any Marx Bros. film:
Mr. Woodrow Fillmore Protoplasm is a ghost-hunter, hired to rid Stately Manor on Long Island of the ghost of the widow’s late husband, who refuses to cross over. A little later, he’s also hired by an Italian piano player whose brother’s ghost won’t cross over, either. And then, Protoplasm’s son meets up with yet another ghost, who’s been hiding in Stately Manor for 30 years! It’s spooks a-plenty for our heroes, and for you, our listeners!
Chock-full of Marx-style humor and hijinks, this new play also features two new songs, composed especially for this production by Pete Lutz, and orchestrated by Dr. Ross Bernhardt. Set your Ouija Boards for laughter! NARADA RADIO COMPANY
DISCLAIMER: This production was recorded remotely during the month of September 2020 in the (soon-to-be-historical, we hope) COVID-19 pandemic. Sound quality of the actors’ microphones as a result varies. We hope this does not take away from your overall enjoyment of this play. (But if it does, well, there’s not much you can do about it.) Thank you. Thank YOH!
Lori Bryant as MRS. BRITANNIA NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE
Frank Gugliemelli as CHIVES
Chris Messersmith as the Ghost of MR. NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE
Todd Faulkner as WOODROW FILLMORE PROTOPLASM
Nick Wommack as JAMISON PROTOPLASM
Jackie Ayers as LILLIAN STATELY
Grace Wagner as PROTOPLASM’S SECRETARY/MANICURIST
Les Marsden as RIGATONI and the Whistle of SHADOW
John Bell as MAYOR GOTTLIEB
Your Announcer is C. K. STANDARD
Additional music composed and performed by Dr. Ross Bernhardt
SPECIAL THANKS to the hosts of “The Marx Brothers Council Podcast”, Noah Diamond, Matthew Coniam and Bob Gassell, for inspiring me (inadvertently) to write this play, and to Ms. Grace Wagner, for her enthusiasm for the project and very special contributions to the script.