It’s good ol’ fashioned fun and laughs with a sprinkling of music when the very talented Jenn Ollivier steps to the microphone as the love starved Ozark bumpkin – Judy Canova! Enjoy Judy and all the zany characters just as they were presented on the popular 1940’s radio program.
From 1943 to 1953 Judy Canova played herself as a pigtails and calico bumpkin on a popular radio situation comedy first heard on CBS and then later on NBC. Her shows opened with a monologue and a novelty song, an then broke out into a sidesplitting half hour comedy skit. Judy Canova, the character, was basically, a hillbilly, hog caller, and hayseed. While this type of comedy would seem dated in these modern times, perhaps seen as parody when performed a few season back, The Judy Canova show was very well received when first performed by the talented REPS troupe. Jenn’s performance (which did not include the outlandish wardrobe) captured Judy’s vocal qualities perfectly and translated into an all around truly fun show. Thus, we decided to bring the show back for a return engagement.
Prior to the performance of The Judy Canova Show, REPS will present a short science fiction story as first heard on radio’s X Minus One.
X Minus One was an American half-hour science fiction radio drama series broadcast from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in various timeslots on NBC. Known for high production values in adapting stories from the leading American authors of the era. X Minus One has been described as one of the finest offerings of American radio drama and one of the best science fiction series in any medium.
In today’s story, A crew of spacemen land on a planet that contains alien junk that causes a loss of memory. They landed, took a look at some alien machine parts discarded by some other spaceship and then prepared for take off, it had all been a waste of time. But somehow as they began to prepare for takeoff, they were unable to start the engine simply because they couldn’t remember how… How will our heroes escape this dastardly planet that steals man’s memories?
It’s great fun and entertainment for the whole family!