A sunny day, a quaint antique store, browsing through the artifacts of the past. To some, these are the ingredients for a pleasantly spent afternoon. To Frank, it is the beginning of a journey that will tear his world inside out. Is his amusing and puzzling journey down memory lane an actual journey? Or a careening descent into madness? Includes Bonus SCHOOL SPIRIT.
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CFCO 92.9 FM / AM 630 Radio Interview May 2003
Runtime: 1.0 Hour / Digital MP3 Download
Also Released on AUDIBLE – February 03, 2015
PUBLISHER: Design Sound Productions / Blackstone Publishing
Performance ©2004 Design Sound Productions / Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre
GREGG RAINWATER as Frank and Johnny, NOELLE DUPUIS as Diane and Mabel with Norm McLeod, Alexandra Poole, Pat Gough, Bob Steele, and David Farquhar as the voice on the Gramophone.
“After a nighttime brush with the supernatural, will Michelle’s first day of High School be her last?”
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School Spirit was recorded live before a terrified audience at the Von Ayres Cultural Center in Wallaceburg, Ontario, for broadcast on CFCO AM 630 / 92.9 FM – Chatham and CHRW 94.9 – London on Halloween night 2005.
Alexandra Poole as Michelle, Noelle Dupuis, Glen Turner, JC Charbonneau, Anthony Poser, Jason Dolsen, and Pat Gough
Written and directed by George Zarr
Executive Producer / Background Ambiences: David Farquhar
Post Production: George Zarr
Recording Engineer / Front of House Mix: Brett Sansom
Musical Accompaniment / Spot Sound Effects: Joseph Benoit
Foley Sound Effects: Denise Benoit and Christina Roberts
“Voices In The Cold Wind” Lyrics by Frank Stasio, Music by George Zarr
Performed by Noelle Dupuis and Denise Benoit, musical accompaniment by Joseph Benoit
ODDS AND ENDS – “… First is a discovery I made while searching through the catalog from Blackstone Audiobooks. The image of a brass horn gramophone grabbed my attention and I learned that the title, Every Now And Then, is a modern radio drama created by Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre in the style of the old CBS Radio series Suspense. It’s only available as a download and so I ordered it. The hour-long drama revolves around a couple visiting an antique store. While the woman shops, the man decides to play an Edison cylinder phonograph “gramophone… but every time he touches the needle, it takes him back in time one hundred years! I won’t give away the rest of the story but it was fun to hear.” – Steven Ramm, ANYTHING PHONOGRAPHIC / An Amazon “Top 50” Reviewer
Every Now and Then and School Spirit were featured on the radio drama program Midnight Audio Theatre hosted by Catherine Rinella on the National Public Radio (NPR) station WCBE 90.5 FM Columbus Ohio.
Every Now and Then and School Spirit were featured on the radio drama program Sound Affects: A Radio Playground hosted by Jerry Stearns on Public Radio Station KFAI 90.3 FM Minneapolis and 106.7 FM St. Paul, Minnesota
Every Now and Then and School Spirit were featured on CFCO 92.9 FM / AM 630 Chatham, Ontario.
“I think the play (Every Now And Then) deserves serious consideration for an award.” –Laurence Raw, Radio Drama Reviews Online
“…The haunting and rather sinister tones of the song “Every Now and Then” followed. Likewise, the scenes which took place on a turn-of-the-century street were extremely well evoked, with the right mix of birds, carriage wheels, feet on pavement, etc. The scenes aboard the ship were also recreated with loving detail…” -It’s Great To Be A Radio Maniac
“Special kudos to Farquhar who did a bang-up job with sound on “Every Now and Then”. I said earlier that I’ve not heard a lot of radio drama, but I’ve heard some and the quality of this one was right up there with any I’ve heard. Great job creating a seamless, credible soundscape that let the actors do their jobs.” –John Gardiner, CK Times.ca
Every Now and Then and School Spirit were featured on the radio drama program – RADIO THEATER – hosted by Dan Ware on May 1, 2022 on radio station KUNM 89.9 FM Albuquerque, New Mexico.