Nostalgic new musical!
August 8 - 10, 2013!
"Tuning In," a brand new musical premiering in August 2013 at The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, is about a nostalgia radio station in a retirement village in Ohio.
The station is staffed by resident volunteers, all of whom had previous careers in show business. Their station and the Big Band Era they love is threatened when the corporation owning the retirement village threatens to change the format to make the station more profitable.
The residents decide to fight back to preserve what is near and dear to them, and to raise funds with a radio-thon where they all perform.
The generation gap is closed when college volunteers interact with the senior citizens, learning mutual respect and admiration. There are passionate romances, frustrations, elations, and determinations, ending in a high note at the end of the show as the performers connect with the audience.
"Tuning In" has 25 wonderful new songs, 26 performers, singing and dancing, and a pit orchestra like Broadway musicals of the past. Tuning In music preview!
Back row, left to right: Terry LaBolt, musical director; Larry Kass, composer, lyricist, librettist, and arranger. Front row, left to right: Ron Newell, librettist; George Pinney,director/choreographer.
"Tuning In" team