RADIOTHEATRE CELEBRATES ITS 19th SEASON!
2022 begins our 19th year, having produced over 98 shows, nominated for a Drama Desk Award, won 5 NY Innovative Theater Awards, nominated 17 times, 6 times Best Performance Group...nominated for Rondo Awards 4 times Best Live Group... now Radiotheatre plans to return to some of our favorite shows and some new premieres complete with our great storytellers, award-winning sound design and original orchestral music!
INDIVIDUAL SHOWS - DRACULA ; FRANKENSTEIN 1; HARDBOILED 1; KING KONG 1: FRANKENSTEIN 2; GHOST STORIES; KING KONG 2; THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU 2, FRANKENSTEIN 2; HARDBOILED 2; THE NAUGHTY VICTORIANS; DRACULA'S GUEST; KING KONG 3; MADHOUSE; KING KONG 4; THE TIME MACHINE 2; KING KONG 5; GHOSTS OF WALTHAM; MURDER ON BROADWAY!; FRANKENSTEIN 3; DRACULA 2; FRIGHT NIGHT!; WAR OF THE WORLDS 2015; CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT
THE H.G.WELLS FESTIVAL - THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU; THE WAR OF THE WORLDS; THE INVISIBLE MAN; THE TIME MACHINE
MANHATTAN MACABRE - THE PIGMAN OF DELANCEY STREET ; THE MOLE PEOPLE; THE HAUNTING OF 94 ST. MARKS PLACE; THE HAUNTING OF 85 EAST 4th STREET; THE HAUNTING OF ST. MARKS PLACE
SUNDAYS WITH POE - THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER; THE TELL TALE HEART; HOP TOAD; BERENICE; MORELLA; LIGEIA; MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE; THE MASQUE OF RED DEATH; THE BLACK CAT; THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO; THE OVAL PORTRAIT; THE SPHINX; THE SYSTEM OF DR. TARR AND PROFESSOR FEATHER; THE PREMATURE BURIAL; THE CASE OF M.VALDEMAR; THE OBLONG BOX; THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM; THE RAVEN; ANNABEL LEE; WILLIAM WILSON
THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK FESTIVALS 1&2 - STRANGERS ON A TRAIN; THE BIRDS; SHADOW OF A DOUBT; REBECCA; SUSPICION; THE LODGER; BANQUOS CHAIR; THE 39 STEPS
THE EDGAR ALLAN POE FESTIVALS 1 THRU 5 - THE TELL TALE HEART; THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM; BERENICE; MORELLA; THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO; THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER; HOP TOAD; THE OVAL PORTRAIT; THE SPHINX; THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR; MS FOUND IN A BOTTLE; LIGEIA; THE SYSTEM OF DR.TARR AND PROF.FETHER; THE MASQUE OF RED DEATH; THE RAVEN; ANNABEL LEE
THE H.P.LOVECRAFT FESTIVALS 1 THRU 11 - HERBERT WEST,REANIMATOR; PICKMAN'S MODEL; THE DUNWICH HORROR; DAGON; THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN; FROM BEYOND; THE BEAST IN THE CAVE; THE CALL OF CTHULHU; REANIMATOR 2; THE MOON BOG; THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH; LURKING FEAR; THE STATEMENT OF RANDOLPH CARTER 2; FROM BEYOND 2; THE CALL OF CTHULHU 2; THE MUSIC OF ERICH FROM BEYOND 3; THE DUNWICH HORROR 2; THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH 2; DAGON 2; THE EVIL CLERGYMAN; THE THING IN THE MOONLIGHT; THE BEAST IN THE CAVE 2; THE MOON BOG 2; THE STATEMENT OF RANDOLPH CARTER 3; THE CALL OF CTHULHU 3; ARTHUR JERMYN; THE PICTURE IN THE HOUSE; THE HORROR AT MARTINS BEACH; THE BOOK; WHAT THE MOON BRINGS; THE THING IN THE MOONLIGHT; THE HORROR AT RED HOOK; HYPNOS; FROM BEYOND 4; THE CURSE OF YIG; THE HORROR AT MARTINS BEACH 2; THE HORROR AT RED HOOK 2; THE CURSE OF YIG 2; THE CALL OF CTHULHU 4; REANIMATOR 4; HE; THE CATS OF ULTHAR; THE UNNAMEABLE; TWO BLACK BOTTLES; THE RATS IN THE WALLS; THE HORROR IN THE MUSEUM, THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS
CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT- CARMILLA; DRACULA'S GUESTS; THE SUMACH; THE VAMPIRE MAID; THE TOMB OF SARAH; MRS.AMWORTH; GABRIELA; THE HORROR FROM THE MOUND; HE; CROGLIN HOUSE; FOR THE BLOOD IS LIFE; FOUR WOODEN STAKES
GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST- THE SCREAMING SKULL; THE WISHING INN; THE DEMON LOVER; THE MONKEY'S PAW; ANASTASIA; SCROOGE AND MARLEY; THE CONJURER; ALL SOULS EVE; THE MAN AT THE DOOR; THE THING IN THE UPPER ROOM; IT HAPPENED ON CHRISTMAS MORN; A WONDERFUL CRAZY; THE MAD DUMMY; TERROR ISLAND; THE SNOW STORM; GHOST HUNT; THE KISS; THE SCREAMING SKULLS; THE OPEN DOOR; SMEE; THE ATTIC; A HAUNTED CANDLE AT CHRISTMAS; THE BROKEN PROMISE; MR.FLEMING'S HALLUCINATION; THE RETURNING
19 YEARS OF SHOWS FROM THE BIGGEST LITTLE THEATRE IN MANHATTAN
"HOT AURAL ACTION!"
TIME OUT MAGAZINE
"AN INDIE THEATER MASTER STROKE!"
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SPECTATOR
ST. JOHN'S SANCTUARY
81 Christopher St. NYC
Off 7th Ave. #1 train
Sheridan Sq. All W4th St Trains
RT NOMINATED 2018,19,20
RONDO HORROR AWARDS!
BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE
RT packs houses in
WINNERS OF 2018 NY INNOVATIVE THEATER
AWARD FOR BEST SOUND DESIGN
FOR NY INNOVATIVE
THEATRE 2019 AWARD
ALL AUDIO COLLECTIONS BELOW WERE RECORDED LIVE ON STAGE BEFORE AUDIENCES...
HOURS AND HOURS OF TERROR TALES COMPLETE WITH ORCHESTRAL SCORES AND SOUND DESIGN
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One of our fans' all time favorite shows, Radiotheatre's KING KONG has been produced several times in NYC and on tour over the years. We pull out all the stops for this great adventure classic with award-winning audio design, video projections, a fabulous cast and fantastic original orchestral music...all within 200 yrs old St.John's Sanctuary in historic Greenwich Village, NYC.
Radiotheatre was the first live theatre group to perform the original version of KING KONG and only in its unique presentation can we stay true to the tale's historical and cultural importance, as well as, to the influence the 1933 film has had on cinema history. Like Beauty and the Beast, it's a tale as old as time. But, as a product of 20th Century Hollywood...it also includes an independent film producer during the Great Depression who sails to prehistoric Skull Island to find a new subject for his next motion picture. Instead, he and his crew encounter a legendary 40 ft. gorilla, vicious dinosaurs and an unfriendly native tribe. Accompanying him is a beautiful starlet hoping to become world famous along with her producer! When both Beauty and the Beast do open on the stage to a packed Radio City Music Hall...well, all hell breaks loose and...
Even if you know the story by heart, you've never experienced it like this. Please join us for a rousing, family-friendly evening in the theater! As usual, Radiotheatre only asks of you to bring your imaginations!
The live, onstage-before-an-audience
90 min. VIDEO recording of Radiotheatre's adaptation of
THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS
performed OCT-NOV 2021 in NYC.
"A TON OF FAST PACED FUN...AN OFFBEAT TREAT FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE THAT THE BEST LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IS PARTICIPATORY! BIANCHI HAS ARTFULLY ADAPTED A WELL KNOWN CINEMATIC STORY INTO AN ENGAGING HYBRID OF LIVE PERFORMANCE AND BRILLIANTLY CRAFTED SOUNDSCAPES.." THE VILLAGER
"RADIOTHEATRE'S KONG IS THE ONLY TAKE I'VE SEEN ON THE GIANT APE THAT COMES CLOSE TO REPLICATING THE MAGIC OF THE ORIGINAL MOVIE"
"SO HOW DO YOU GET A BEAST OF KONG'S GIGANTIC PROPORTIONS TO FIT INSIDE AN OFF BROADWAY THEATER? YOU USE SOUND! MUSIC, NOISE, SCREAMS OF TERROR, TROPICAL BIRD CALLS, NATIVE CHANTING, GORILLA CALLS. THAT'S HOW RADIOTHEATRE'S DAN BIANCHI DOES IT!" VILLAGE VOICE
"IN IT'S MINIMALIST AND CHARMINGLY RETRO WAY, RADIOTHEATRE'S KING KONG STRIKES CLOSER TO THE HEART OF THE MYTH THAN PETER JACKSON'S OVERLONG, OVERBAKED MOVIE AND ON A BUDGET THAT WOULDN'T HAVE COVERED JACKSON'S CATERING BILL!" NY POST
"BOY, HAVE WE GOT A RECOMMENDATION FOR YOU! I thought to myself, how the hell are these folks going to pull this off....I actually closed my eyes and let the actors, music and script do all the work...they did indeed accomplish their goal of giving a new generation an appreciation for entertainment from past eras." RETROVISION
"THE STAR OF THE EVENING IS DAN BIANCHI'S SOUND DESIGN...DENSE, MULTI-LAYERED AND EVOCATIVE...75 MINUTES OF SCARY MUSIC, JUNGLE SOUNDS, TOM TOMS AND ROARING DINOSAURS!" CINEMA SCI-FI MAGAZINE
"I've been going to New York's Radiotheatre shows for several years now and love them all. Once again, the Renaissance man behind the live audio project is Dan Bianchi who creates a great sound track and terrifying score, as well as, writing and directing the show, too... Don't miss this one!"
THE RECORD (NJ)
"A SOUND EXTRAVAGANZA!"
"So, how do you take a movie about a giant gorilla and stage it in a downtown black box theater? For writer and director Dan Bianchi,
the answer is simple: you use a combination
of sound and imagination. The mission of Bianchi’s RadioTheatre is to marry the audio drama style of an old-time radio broadcast with the shared intimacy of modern-day experimental theater. He fills the small stage with a sound engineer and six talented actors standing before microphones. It's up to you to fill in the visuals!" DOWNTOWN EXPRESS
"THIS SEASONED PRODUCTION COMPANY HAS DONE QUALITY OF WORK CONSISTENTLY ENOUGH TO BE CONSIDERED ONE OF NY'S BEST IN THE INDIE THEATER CATEGORY ...they keep you engrossed with a kickass storyline, a lighting crew that specializes in mood control and of course a flawless sound effects professionalism that has become their signature statement at all of their shows.. ROLLING STONE
"Dan Bianchi is the
ROGER CORMAN of independent theatre!"
"For those of you who love their story telling turned up to 11.. .this is for you!"
WOR TV NEWS
"AN ENJOYABLE RIDE!" NBC NEWS
"Amid today's plethora of theatrical bells, whistles and videos, its reassuring to know that vocal agility and a smart yarn can still conjure
up attention grabbing theater or, at least, Radiotheatre!" BACKSTAGE
"Of all the treasures of NYC's contemporary avant -garde theatre scene, it is difficult to find a performance art company as innovative, yet traditional as Radiotheatre"
TOTAL MAGAZINE, LONDON
"HOW WELL COULD KONG MAKE THE TRANSITION TO THEATER? THE ANSWER IS STUNNINGLY WELL!"
"The final key element in this show's success is the expressive musical score. Much more than incidental
music it works like a top notch movie score alternately cradling and illuminating the action. It's just perfect!"
NY DAILY NEWS
"INVOKES ORSON WELLES AND THE MERCURY THEATRE COMPANY!"
"BUT THE TRULY AMAZING DISCOVERY IS THE ORCHESTRAL SCORE. I'VE NEVER HEARD ANYTHING LIKE IT BEFORE IN LIVE THEATER!"
"FIVE STARS! RADIOTHEATRE DOES IT AGAIN! KING KONG IS PERFORMANCE ART
AT ITS GREATEST"
Radiotheatre's KING KONG
Dates still open:
MAY 25, 26, 27, 29
JUNE 1, 3, 4
81 Christopher St. NYC NY
Although RT has produced KING KONG several times before now, we've added a few new ingredients and we think we've got a fantastic show for you....but, don't take our word for it!
Isaac J. Conner (Radio Reporter, etc.) Ian Schulz (Jack Driscoll)
Frank Zilinyi (Skipper) Maddie Land (Ann Darrow) Timmy Walczak (Carl Denham)
CREATIVE DIRECTOR : DAN BIANCHI TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: WES SHIPPEE