‘Old Time Radio’ classics presented by W.H.A.T.

W.H.A.T. (West Hudson Arts & Theater Co.) kicks off its fifth season with the second annual “A Tribute to Old Time Radio: A Special Hometown Event” on Oct. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the W.H.A.T. Theater at the First Lutheran Church, 65 Oakwood Ave., Kearny.

The season-opener fundraiser once again features a hometown cast of local dignitaries, elected officials and businesspeople, including: Councilwoman Susan McCurrie, Hudson County Superior Court Judge Mary Costello, attorney Ray Velazquez, Ron Leir, Jenny and David Mach, Edmund Shea, Robert Strauch, and Dominick Zinna.

The director is Dann Pryce. Accompanying the cast will be Scott Burzynski on the theater organ.

“Community theater is the people’s theater,” said W.H.A.T. President Jerry Ficeto. “Part of its magic is seeing friends and neighbors on stage having fun and sharing a passion.”

The very special thespians will guest star in the old-time radio plays, “The Jack Benny Program“ and “The Witches’ Tale: Frankenstein.” There will also be a surprise vaudeville skit.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

Tickets for all performances are available online at www.whatco.org or by calling 201- 467-8624. Some tickets may also available at the theater 30 minutes before each performance (cash or check only).

Doors open 30 minutes before each performance. All audience members must have a ticket. There is free parking behind the theater. No strollers are allowed in the theater.

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