The Flagpole Radio Café

    is a lively variety show presented by Flagpole Productions™
in association with the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission

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Program for May 21, 2011 with Guy Davis

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Flagpole Radio Cafe Theme, Saturday at the Old Town Hall
A Word from Our Sponsor
Farewell Blues

West Side Story
Over Lindytown
The New Season on Television

Special guest Guy Davis
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Flagpole Radio News
Real News from the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission

Diamond Days
A Word from Our Sponsor
Streets of Liberty

A Day in the City
Under the Boardwalk
Theme song reprise

Saturday at the Old Town Hall, Over Lindytown and Streets of Liberty
music and lyrics by Jim Allyn
Diamond Days
music and lyrics by Dick Neal

Martin Blanco and Barbara Gaines
in association with the
Newtown Cultural Arts Commission

GUY DAVIS is a musician, composer, actor, director, and writer. Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues and bringing them to as many ears as possible through the material of the great blues masters, his own original songs, stories and performance pieces.

He has several critically acclaimed recordings to his name and has contributed songs on a host of tribute and compilation albums, including collections on bluesmen Charley Patton and Robert Johnson, for tradition-based rockers like the Grateful Dead, songwriters like Nick Lowe, and for Bob Dylan’s 60th birthday CD A Nod to Bob and alongside performers like Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Bruce Springsteen for a collection of songs written by his friend, legendary folksinger, ‘Uncle’ Pete Seeger, called, Where Have All the Flowers Gone.

He made his Broadway musical debut in 1991 in the Zora Neale Hurston/Langston Hughes collaboration Mulebone. Davis also performed in a theater piece with his parents, actors/writers Ruby Dee and the late Ossie Davis, titled Two Hah Hahs and a Homeboy, staged at the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ.

Martin Blanco
Chris Teskey
Jim Allyn
Written by Martin Blanco

with Barbara Gaines, Kate Katcher, John Morogiello,
Greg van Antwerp, and David Wheeler

Jim Allyn, Rick Brodsky, Dick Neal, Stacy Phillips,
Francine Wheeler and Rob Bonaccorso

Martin Blanco, Barbara Gaines, Kate Katcher, David Wheeler

  • Sound Engineers
  • Stage Manager
  • Box Office
  • General Manager
  • Graphic Design
  • David Shugarts,
    Dan Williamson
  • Ann Hithcock
  • Donna Mangiafico
  • 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.