Newport, KY – Footlighters will present Fibber McGee and Molly, taking place online on July 25th at 7:00pm and July 26th at 2:00pm.
The Johnson Wax Program with Fibber McGee and Molly (the show’s full sponsored name) is one of the rare radio programs which has achieved a kind of immortality. Well after the series petered out in the mid-1950s, people still respond to the words “Fibber McGee,” even if they’ve never heard the original. Performers and listeners today will find the show a time capsule, full of corny jokes, and timeless references. The show also emits genuine good feelings, a true sense of happiness, and plenty of lessons to be learned.
The virtual show will feature direction by Amanda Marasch-Brinkman and music direction by Matthew Nassida. Produced by Amanda Emmons Shumate.
Fibber McGee and Molly is the first of many virtual shows to come from Footlighters. In the midst of the global pandemic, they are proud to provide performers and patrons a safe outlet to enjoy the arts.
Footlighters will be accepting donations through their website (footlighters.org) as a “pay what you can” price to bring the show to their patrons.
When asked about the show, director, Amanda Marasch-Brinkman said, “With our version you have the option to tune in and listen or to log in and watch the adventure of putting on a radio show. Everything is rehearsed and performed remotely so in this current climate, it’s a safe way to create and entertain!”
Since 1963, Footlighters has brought to life a wide variety award winning plays and musicals. They aim to incite conversation through transformative storytelling and they pride themselves on inspiring as sense of community and using their intimate space to intensify the audience experience.