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THE NIGHT'S PROGRAM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2010
Flagpole Radio Cafe Theme, Saturday at the Old Town Hall
A Word from Our Sponsor
A History of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day Parade
Only Autumn Knows
Special guest Tom Chapin
Flagpole Radio News
Real News from the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission
All I Want to Give You is Everything
All My Life’s a Circle
Theme song reprise
Saturday at the Old Town Hall
and All I Want To Give You is Everything
music and lyrics by Jim Allyn;
Only Autumn Knows by Jim Allyn and Caeli Allen
’s adult concerts and recordings are sparked by strong, intelligent
songwriting with clear, engaging vocals and theintricate, melodic guitar work that has become his trademark. His most recent
, a collaboration with John Forster, was released this month.
The New York Times calls Tom Chapin “one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music.” He says: “Mine is not a traditional
music, but it comes from a tradition. My
musical heroes are people like Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie who wrote and sang
real songs for real people; for everyone, old, young, and in between.”
Three of Tom’s narrations
won Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album for Children: Mama Don’t Allow in 2001, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly in 2002, and The Train They Call the City of New Orleans in 2004.
His varied career has taken
him to Broadway as lead in the musical Pump Boys and Dinettes, off-Broadway as musical director of both Cotton Patch Gospel and Harry Chapin: Lies
& Legends and on
television as host of Make A Wish on ABC, and as host of the documentary series
National Geographic Explorer. He has contributed satiric
topical songs to National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, poking fun at social and
scientific trends in the news. He also has a cameo role in Jonathan Demme’s 2004
The Manchurian Candidate.
In addition, Tom Chapin works tirelessly on behalf of many charitable organizations.
He is on the Board of Directors of WhyHunger, a hunger organization founded in 1975
by Tom’s late brother, singer/songwriter/humanitarian Harry Chapin. He is active in
environmental causes as well as in working to get music and the arts back in schools.
THE RADIO CAFE ORCHESTRA
Jim Allyn, Rick Brodsky, Howie Bujese, Dick Neal, Chris Teskey
with Francine Wheeler
THE FLAGPOLE SHAKESPEARE REPERTORY THEATRE
Martin Blanco, Barbara Gaines, Kate Katcher, David Wheeler
Written by Martin Blanco
with Jim Allyn, Barbara Gaines, Kate Katcher, John Morogiello,
Greg van Antwerp, and David Wheeler
- Sound Engineers
- Stage Manager
- Box Office
- General Manager
- Graphic Design
- David Shugarts, Dan Williamson
- Ann Hithcock
- Jennifer Johnston
- Richard Gaines
- David Wheeler
For those not acquainted with The Flagpole Radio Café,
it is an engaging variety show created by Martin Blanco, Barbara Gaines and
Jim Allyn in conjunction with the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.
It features music by Jim Allyn and the Flagpole Radio Café Orchestra, a dynamic ensemble created for
the show, and radio style comedy sketches by the hyperbolically named Flagpole Shakespeare Repertory Theatre.
The Flagpole Radio Cafe is hosted by musician and radio personality
Chris Teskey, who also broadcasts the show on his celebrated program on WPKN radio.
Each show features a musical guest artist such as Peter Yarrow, Vanesse Thomas,
Phil Bowler and Yale’s internationally acclaimed male choir The Whiffenpoofs.