Tuesday, December 10, 2013

CRT YEAR IN REVIEW - 2013

Another busy and productive year at CRT - our 18th.  Here's our year in review

JANUARY
3 - Recording session for pick ups on TOM CORBETT - DANGER IN DEEP SPACE and BEACON HILL
11 - Recording session
23 - Recording session - pick ups for  TOM CORBETT and THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW  (JT Turner) and BEACON HILL #7 and 6 add on scenes

JANUARY RELEASES:
15th JEEVES AND WOOSTER - Vol. 1
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FEBRUARY
5 - Recording session for THE THINKING MACHINE  "Dressing Room A"
13 - Recording session for BURGLARS' CLUB #1
18 - Recording session for AGENT 13 scripts 1-3
19 - Recording session pick ups for POWDER RIVER 07-01, 07-02,07-03, and BEACON HILL Episode 8
27 - Recording session for BURGLARS' CLUB #2

FEB. RELEASES
15th JARREM LEE - GHOST HUNTER Vol. 5
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MARCH
4 - Recording session for AGENT 13 scripts 5,6.
12 - Recording session for THE THINKING MACHINE #2
18 - Recording session for FATHER BROWN -  Man with Two Beards
21 - CRT WINS THE PARENTS CHOICE AWARD for THE STAR ANGEL
27 - Recording session for BURGLARS' CLUB #3

MARCH RELEASES
8th - OZ COLLECTION (Wonderful Wizard of Oz/Land of Oz/ Emerald City of Oz
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APRIL
2 - Recording session for FATHER BROWN - The Blast of the Book
8- Recording session for BURGLARS' CLUB #4
10 - Recording session for THE BLACK ARROW
30 -  Recording session for THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

APRIL RELEASES
8th - FATHER BROWN MYSTERIES Vol. 5
8th - BEACON HILL - Series 1
15th - POWDER RIVER Season 6
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MAY
13 - Recording session for FATHER BROWN
15 - Recording session for BEACON HILL
20 - Recording session
29 -  Recording session for BEACON HILL

MAY RELEASES
1st - THE CANTERVILLE GHOST
15th JEEVES AND WOOSTER Vol. 2
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JUNE
13 -  Recording session for BEACHON HILL 11
19 - Recording session for pick-ups FATHER BROWN
20 - Recording session for BEACON HILL 12
27 - Recording session for pick ups BEACON HILL Eps 11,12,13,14

JUNE RELEASES
1st  BEACON HILL Series 2
15th - JARREM LEE GHOST HUNTER Vol. 5
26th - OZ FAMILY COLLECTION
29th - TOM CORBETT - DANGER IN DEEP SPACE
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JULY
1 - Recording session for BEACON HILL pick ups
2- Recording session for POWDER RIVER
8 - Recording session for TOM SWIFT
17 - Recording session for BEACON HILL 13
18 - Recording session for POWDER RIVER pick ups
21 - Recording session for THE WAR OF THE WORLDS re-takes
22 - Photo Shoot for AGENT 13 cover art
24 - Recording session for BEACON HILL 14
30 - Photo shoot for THE WAR OF THE ELEMENTALS

JULY RELEASES
18th POWDER RIVER Season 7 Vol. 1
24th THE FATHER BROWN MYSTERIES Vol. 6
25th THE ALL NEW DIBBLE SHOW - Dibble's Farewell to Satellite Radio
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AUGUST
1 - Recording session for BEACON HILL 15
7 - Recording session for BEACON HILL pick ups
8 -  Recording session for BEACON HILL 16
12 - Photo Shoot for THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW and JERRY AND THE PIRATES
12 - Recording session for BEACON HILL pick ups
12 - Recording session for THE WAR OF THE ELEMENTALS
14 - Photo shoot for THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW and JERRY AND THE PIRATES (second session)
16 - Recording session for pick ups on ELEMENTALS
17 - Sneak preview for THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
20-  Recording session for AGENT 13 Scripts 6 and 7
22 - Recording session for AGENT 13 Scripts 8 and 9
26 - Recording session for POWDER RIVER Eps 08-05,08-06,08-07
27 - Photo shoot for JERRY AND THE PIRATES
29 - Photo shoot for BEACON HILL

AUGUST RELEASES
11th THE BOZEMAN TRAIL
13th THE BURGLARS' CLUB Vol. 1
27th THE THINKING MACHINE Vol 1
29th SOLUTIONS INC
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SEPTEMBER
4 - Recording session for HAIL ON THE CHIEF
11 - Recording session for FATHER BROWN MYSTERIES
16 - Recording session for POWDER RIVER Eps. 08-06, 80-09, 08,10
23 - Recording session for POWDER RIVER Ep. 9
26 - Recording session for pick ups on "Benny the eye" for AGENT 13
27 - Recording session for pick ups on BEACON HILL

SEPTEMBER RELEASES
4th  THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
11th THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW Vol. 1
11th A DIBBLE HALLOWEEN
13th JEEVES AND WOOSTER Vol. 3
13th JARREM LEE GHOST HUNTER Vol. 6
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OCTOBER
1 - Recording session for BEACON HILL pick ups on Ep. 12
7 - Recording session for POWDER RIVER Eps. 11,12
14 - Recording session for HAIL ON THE CHIEF re-takes
21 - Recording session for THE ALL NEW DIBBLE SHOW. Dibble Gets A Cold. Rivets at 2,000 Feet,    Dibble and Snow White.

OCTOBER RELEASES
8th ALABAMA!
9th JERRY AND THE PIRATES Vol. 1
9th THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW Vol. 2
16th JERRY AND THE PIRATES Vol. 2
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NOVEMBER
3- Recording session for BEACON HILL Ep. 13 pick ups
6 - Recording session for FATHER BROWN - Pendragons
10 - Recording session for Special In House Project
11 - Recording session for TREASURE ISLAND
12 - Recording session for Special Project
13 - Recording session for 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
18 - Recording session for 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
19 - Recording session for Special Project
21 - Recording session for Special Project
26 - Recording session for Special Project

NOVEMBER RELEASES
1st THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW Vol. 3
1st JERRY AND THE PIRATES Vol. 3
8th BEACON HILL Series 3
12th A DIBBLE CHRISTMAS
21st POWDER RIVER Season 7 Vol. 2
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DECEMBER
3 - Recording session for Special Project
9 - Recording session for TO THE GATES OF HELL The Battle Of Bunker Hill
12 - Recording session for POWDER RIVER pick ups Ep 08-02,08-03,08-04


DECEMBER RELEASES
AGENT 13 AND THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE Part 1
BEACON HILL Series 4
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23 New Productions Released
(a series, or set, counts as 1 release, however, we produced 42 programs in total when you count the individual series episodes!).
35 Productions Released (including re-issues)

Looking forward to a productive 2014 and our 19th Season!

Thursday, December 05, 2013

AGENT 13 IS READY FOR RELEASE!

AGENT 13 AND THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE Part 1 has completed production and is on the way to the publishers! 10 months in recording and post production, and one year in pre-production. Should be out around Christmas This one was a work out - but (if I do say so myself) it's great! Many thanks to Deniz Cordell (script), Jeffrey Gage (another great score) Rich Matheson (for a stunning edit), the CRT Players who nailed the 1930's style, Jeff Hayes for one of the best cover art posters he has produced for us, and above all to creators Flint Dille (The Transfomers Animated Series, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West) and David Marconi (Enemy of the State, Live Free or Die Hard) for trusting us with the fun and amazing world of AGENT 13. What a ride it's been! Fingers crossed for a hit!

Only two more recording sessions remain for 2013 - TO THE GATES OF HELL - The Battle of Bunker Hill, anView blogd THE BURGLARS' CLUB - two episodes. What a year it has been!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

NEW RELEASE - A DIBBLE CHRISTMAS

Now available! A holiday special for the whole family - Dibble style. Dibble and the gang perform their version of THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and then they take a trip with Santa to the North Pole, where they discover the evil Ice King has some sinister plans to cancel Christmas (same as in every Christmas special - except we don't use stop motion puppets)!  Lots of laughs with Dibble in A DIBBLE CHRISTMAS!






AUDIBLE

AMAZON

iTUNES

Saturday, November 02, 2013

NEW RELEASES FROM COLONIAL RADIO THEATRE





















Set in the lovely seacoast town of Marblehead Massachusetts, JERRY AND THE PIRATES is CRT's homage to the classic TV sitcoms of the 60's and 70's (complete with the ill-timed laugh track). Jerry Robbins stars as Jerry Davenport, a motion picture screenwriter who has left Hollywood for the quiet serenity of the craggy shores of the east coast. That serenity is soon shattered with the arrival of this three nephews, played by Rob Cattell, Connor Doherty, and Ricky MacDonald.  Co-Starring CRT favorites Diane Capen, Lincoln Clark, Marcia Friedman, and J.T. Turner. Originally broadcast on Sirius XM Book Radio, JERRY AND THE PIRATES is a good old fashioned comedy the entire family will enjoy
 Included in this volume:




Friday, November 01, 2013

NEW RELEASES COMING IN NOVEMBER - INCLUDING .....






AND .....
(Yes, the poster says October, but it will be November; we delayed a month)



Sunday, October 06, 2013

LOOKING FOR A FRIGHT ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT?








 In 2010 we began production on VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS, in association with Bluewater Productions, and the Vincent Price Estate. In all, we released 5 volumes and 19 episodes. Volume 1 even has an interview with Vincents daughter, Victoria, who supported the project. 
If you're looking for some fun, spooky stories this Halloween Season, try a volume of VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS!  On Brilliance CD, and DL on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS


(This program contains mild language and some violence. Parental discretion is advised. )

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

NEW RELEASE - THE BLACK ARROW

Our fourth production based on the works of Robert Louis Stevenson - THE BLACK ARROW is now available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes!






THE BLACK ARROW on AUDIBLE

THE BLACK ARROW on AMAZON

Also on iTunes

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Remastering THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW

Finished remastering the episodes for DIBBLE Vol. 2.  Fun programs!Hard to believe we did them ten years ago.  I forgot about the long Stephen Foster medley that closes out the 4th of July show! I remember we did it in 1 take, which I thought was a rehearsal because "Dibble" actually cracks up a couple of times in it (I was trying out some ideas, laughed, figured we'd get it on the next take) when we finished, everyone was happy and packing up to leave. It had been a l-o-n-g day because we had also recorded the opening theme song. I didn't have the heart to say "ahh, we need another take"  - so it's that version in the show. You can hear it in DIBBLE'S 4th of JULY SEMI-SPECTACULAR - part of THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW Vol. 2 coming in October. - JR

Thursday, September 12, 2013

HE'S BAAAAACK! Just like a head cold!


THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW - is the program that got CRT started. This month we are releasing the first set of the original episodes, PLUS the two DIBBLE Halloween specials. A DIBBLE HALLOWEEN includes DIBBLE'S HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR (2003) where the cast performs their version of THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW.   In HALLOWEEN SHOW (2005) Dibble and the gang spend Halloween night in the haunted Mayham Mansion.

Check it out!

A DIBBLE HALLOWEEN on Audible

A DIBBLE HALLOWEEN on Amazon

A DIBBLE HALLOWEEN on iTunes


AND - VOL. 1 of THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW - from 2003! Includes 7 Episodes!


THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW Vol. 1 on Audible

THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW Vol. 1 on Amazon

THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW Vol. 1 on iTunes

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

JUST RELEASED!


Our production of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS has been released!

AUDIBLE

AMAZON

And soon on iTunes

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Robert Louis Stevenson's THE BLACK ARROW

In just a few days we will release our 4th adaptation of a Robert Louis Stevenson classic - THE BLACK ARROW - starring Colin Budzyna, Natalie Vatcher, and J.T. Turner.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

NEW RELEASE! THE THINKING MACHINE!


Professor Augustus Van Dusen, the 'Thinking Machine,' is an eccentric scientist with superior mental powers, who insists that logic will solve any problem. He has an assistant, the clever newspaper reporter Hutchinson Hatch, who brings him cases. the escapades of Professor Van Dusen provide a splendid romp for all lovers of traditional mysteries.

THE THINKING MACHINE on AUDIBLE

THE THINKING MACHINE on AMAZON

also on iTunes!

BURGLARS' CLUB!

THE BURGLARS' CLUB is becoming a popular download! Lots of fun and original stories in this collection - originally written in 1910! Join the Club! We're starting to record Vol. 2 in September.

BURGLARS' ON AMAZON

BURGLARS' ON AUDIBLE

and it's on iTunes as well - but if we try to link it, it just takes you to the iTunes homepage. So, go to iTunes and search THE BURGLARS' CLUB Vol. 1
 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

THE SHOW THAT STARTED IT ALL!

Many people who know of us think we got started doing radio plays based on events in American History (The Alamo, Battle Road, Gettysburg) Actually, we have only done a handful of historical productions when compared with our entire library.
But the show that started C-R-T was THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW! We did 13 episodes in 1990, before we started releasing shows commercially. Then we did four more episodes in 1994, and it was those four episodes that were re-recorded and released as the show we know today. While some of the episodes have been available on Audible for years, we are going to start releasing the entire DIBBLE series (2003 - present), starting with Vol. 1 (which includes a few episodes never aired on Sirius XM!). We've tightened them up and punched them up, and they sound better than ever.  Hope you come and join us in Glorious Mayham Massachusetts at the Town Hall Theatre for lots of laughs with THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW!

Friday, August 23, 2013

THE BURGLARS' CLUB - NOW AVAILABLE

Have you joined the club!?  Don't miss our newest release!




THE BURGLARS' CLUB

Also on Amazon and iTunes

Sunday, August 18, 2013

SNEAK PREVIEWS ARE HELPFUL

Tonight (or I guess now I should say last night) we had a sneak preview of our upcoming release THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. Got some great feedback and now we're in the old editing room tweaking a few things and adding a few things. As anyone who works on audio knows, there comes a time when you really can't "hear" the show any more ... you've heard it so many times; so, when completed, we try it out on a few people (not connected with the production) to get their feedback and thoughts.  THE WAR OF THE WORLDS has also been produced in a very different style than we normally put out, so we wanted to test that as well.
If all goes according to plan, the show should be released the first or second week in September.


Thursday, August 15, 2013

THE BLACK ARROW

We've produced TREASURE ISLAND, KIDNAPPED, DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE ...  and now comes our fourth feature from the pen of the great Robert Louis Stevenson!

CRT PRESENTS
Robert Louis Stevenson's
THE BLACK ARROW





COLIN BUDZYNA stars as Richard Shelton in C-R-T's THE BLACK ARROW. Set in England during the War of the Roses, this swashbuckling historical epic tells of a young man betrayed by his brutal guardian and forced to seek the help of a mysterious society. Brimming with action, adventure, suspense, and romance, it is a classic portrait of England during one of its most tumultuous eras.
                                                                COMING IN SEPTEMBER

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

NEW RELEASE!

Just released on Amazon, Audible and soon on iTunes!




The Burglars' Club is the most exclusive of exclusive Gentleman's Clubs in Victorian London. To pay their dues, members must steal something very valuable and hard to get, and present it to the club at the following meeting (They return it afterwards, of course, if possible). Full of comedy, suspense, and mystery. The award winning Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air brings these wonderful stories to life with a full cast, music score, and sound effects.

THE BURGLARS' CLUB on Amazon

THE BURGLARS' CLUB on Audible

C-R-T WILL PRODUCE "ANDY SMITHSON"

C-R-T obtains the audio rights to a new young adult book series! We are happy to announce that we will be producing the new book ANDY SMITHSON- Blast of the Dragon's Fury, Book 1, by L.R.W. Lee. As far as Andy Smithson knows, he is a more-or-less ordinary 10-year-old boy, neglected by his overachieving parents and annoyed by his pampered older sister. What he doesn't know is that he is also the latest in a line of rulers of the land of Oomaldee and the one destined to save that kingdom from a curse put on it 500 years before Andy's birth. Andy is magically pulled into Oomaldee while washing dishes one evening, and the adventure begins--an adventure that includes fire-breathing dragons, a lisping wizard, flying horses, people-eating giants, and many new and delightful friends. Production will be begin in 2014. MJ Elliott will be dramatizing the book. You can read the book on Amazon!

Monday, August 12, 2013

SINK ME! WE'RE RE-RELEASING THE PIRATES!


These haven't been available for a while! In 1997 we produced two short stories based on New England Pirates - Dixie Bull, and William Fly. These are "golden oldies" by CRT standards, having been produced 17 years ago - but they are a lot of fun from our early days!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

BEACON HILL wraps production

On Thursday we finished our 16th episode of BEACON HILL, closing out the season. A long production summer (most of it during a heat wave) with this series that had its premiere on Sirius XM Dec. 30th 2012.  The episodes are now in post production and we plan to release Series 3 (Eps 9-12) in October, and series 4 (Eps 13-16) shortly after; alas, with the demise of Book Radio on XM, they will premiere as downloads - not broadcast.







The cast gathered at the end of the session on Aug. 8th for a photo. Pictured, L-R front row: Emily Elizabeth (Marietta Prescott), Victoria Portsmore (Lady Jessica), Shana Dirik (Jocelyn Prescott), Rebecca Klein (Lucille), Joshua Lees (Nathan Collins), Ronni Marshak (Lady Burden), Cynthia Pape Augusta Prescott), Diane Capen (Miss Logan), Barbara Dempsey-West (Mrs. Jennings). Back row: James Tallach (Williams), Craig Spaner (Lord Burden), Michael Laferriere (Trevor Burden), Ethan Butler (Andrew Prescott). Cast members missing from the shot include Jerry Robbins, Nolan Murphy, Natalie Vatcher, and Colin Budzyna.


Thursday, August 08, 2013

This'nThat

Busy week; wrote four new episodes of POWDER RIVER in the past week - each in one sitting, just like the old days (of course, the one sitting lasted about 16 or 20 hours, depending on the show) - but the words and scenes just flowed out; which I am sure is because the characters are so well defined after all the episodes we've done, that their actions just happen naturally now. I remember struggling through seasons 1 and 2, and even 3 and 4 were a chore at times ... but so far, now in season 8 - it's just moving along with no issues.
I think it's because after completing 16 scripts for our drama, BEACON HILL, which were 70 pages each, with multiple sub-plots, completing a 35 page  POWDER RIVER script is, in comparison, is a walk in the country!
Feeling productive at the moment! So, since last week, wrote
THE LAW AND HIS SON Part 1
THE LAW AND HIS SON Part 2 (in one sitting!)
MRS. OCTAVIA HUDSON (in one sitting!)
THE HAPPY TIMES (in one sitting)

Only three scripts to go for this season. I am not writing all this to brag - far from it. I'm just happy that after having some very difficult slumps on the POWDER RIVER series, that suddenly everything is humming along.  The scripts may be lousy for all I know; the point I'm trying to make is, they didn't cost me my nervous system to finish them. So far I've written 111 POWDER RIVER episodes! Clearmont, WY has never been so busy! I wonder if we have any listeners in Clearmont?

Wed. night I had a pick up session for BEACON HILL, recording scenes in Episodes 11 and 12 that I couldn't get when we recorded them in June.

Tonight, we have our final recording session for BEACON HILL, as we are on our 16th episode. Not sure if we're coming back - at the moment I would say no, but we'll see how the series goes over with everyone.

Thats all for now! 


Tuesday, August 06, 2013

WAR OF THE ELEMENTALS


 ANDREW TIGHE  stars as Lieut. William Duffy, in the WW1 actioner WAR OF THE ELEMENTALS. 1915 France. The Great War rages and a new breed of hero take to the skies. Part bull-terrier, part daredevil, the aces of the Royal Flying Corps' 5th Squadron are Britain's elite. It was an era of counter-intelligence, dogfights and drinking songs. But that was before the world changed. That was before the Elementals. When a routine mission goes awry, the 5th Squadron finds itself trapped in an unreal world called The Source. Here giant bat-like creatures dominate the world keeping the Universe, and all of its parallel realities, in a precarious balance. But despite its serene appearance, it is a violent, predatory land. Trapped along with Germany's greatest flying ace, they all must work together to find a way back home. But the home they left is no longer the world they knew.

Andrew Tighe is the star of CRT'S Tom Corbett - Space Cadett, and the just released Tom Corbett - Danger in Deep Space.  He is joined by fellow Corbett co-stars Mark Thurner and Mark McGillivray in War Of The Elementals.

CRT's WAR OF THE ELEMENTALS is a co-production with Bluewater Productions, is now in production for a 2014 release.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Monday, Monday

Just finished writing my 110th POWDER RIVER script Ep. 08-08; another 35 page one day knock-off; albeit a very long day. HELLO, MONDAY!

Saturday, August 03, 2013

WAR OF THE ELEMENTALS

CRT CASTING NEWS! We are happy to announce the cast for WAR OF THE ELEMENTALS. Our TOM CORBETT crew, Andy Tighe, Mark McGillivray and Mark Thurner will trade in their spacesuits for WW1 Royal Flying Corps gear as they head up the strong supporting cast of Tom Berry, Fred Robbins, Ronni Marshak, and in their CRT debuts, Liz Robbins, Andy Heroux, and Allan Mayo. The writer of the original comic our show is based on, Scott Davis, will make a cameo. Should be a fun production! We roll in August and the production will be released in 2014.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Keeping busy

Saturday I started and finished a new episode of POWDER RIVER, called THE LAW AND HIS SON, Part 2 (also finished 4 pages on Part 1). Wrote this for James McLean who will be leaving the show as he goes to college. We'll miss him - started with us in season 3 with the episode called THE WAGON BOY.

Then today I started and finished another PR episode, FROM THE ASHES WILL RISE. Didn't plan on writing it in a day, but that's how it is sometimes. Very happy with the story - just hope it seems as good when I look it over before sending it to the cast

In a few hours I have a photo shoot for the cover art of THE WAR OF THE ELEMENTALS. Most of it is done, we need to have our pilot in the picture!

Thursday we record Episode 15 of BEACON HILL. We have such a great cast in this one. New episodes will be out this fall. We started work back on May 15th, and we wrap on Aug. 8th.

Need to line up photo shoots for JERRY AND THE PIRATES and THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW, as all of those episodes will be released onto Amazon, iTunes and Audible very soon!

Thats all for today. Cheers from Boston -JR

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Starring J.T. Turner as Captain Nemo. We're very excited about this production.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

NEW RELEASE! POWDER RIVER Season 7 Vol. 1

POWDER RIVER - SEASON 7 Vol. 1 is now available on Audible! We are told it will be released on iTunes and Amazon in a few days

POWDER RIVER Season 7 Vol.1 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

AGENT 13 AND THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE

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COMING THIS NOVEMBER FROM COLONIAL! Here is a sneak listen to our epic AGENT 13 And The Invisible Empire! Created by Flint Dille (Transformers) and David Marconi (Live Free and Die Hard)!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Final Broadcast was this morning on Sirius XM, and we close that chapter of CRT history. For the record -
CRT was a top rated show on Sirius XM Radio's Sonic Theatre (later re-named Book Radio) for 8 seasons, from Sept. 26 2005- July 13th, 2013, broadcasting six days a week and delivering over 550 half hour episodes. The first episode aired on Sept. 26th was POWDER RIVER - Season 1, Episode 1: The Preacher. Our lead in show was BOB & RAY, and our broadcast times were 2:30am, 10:30am, and 6:30pm. THE ALL NEW DIBBLE SHOW went on the air a week later, and remained on air every week (with the exception of two weeks when it was rested, but brought back the third week due the amount of emails the station received) until this week, when the station went off the air. We want to thank Steve Karesh for getting us on the air back in 2005, and also to Maggie and Kim, who were VERY good to us these last few years. We're going to miss being on air every day, and we hope our listeners from the radio stay with us - because we're not going anywhere!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

AFTER 2 FALSE STARTS .....

TOM SWIFT and his MOTORCYCLE is recorded and in the can! Many thanks to Colin Budzyna, Jim Murphy, Lincoln Clark, David Murgo, Adam Heroux, Victoria Portsmore, Marcia Friedman, Kate Mahoney, Joseph Zamparelli, and Harry Rothman for some fantastic and fun performances! We got a good one here! Will be released in early 2014.

Friday, July 05, 2013

SIRIUS XM PULLS BOOK RADIO OFF THE AIR

Well, our station on Sirius XM is going off the air on July 15th. Colonial's final broadcast will be on Friday the 12th (with an encore on Sat. Morn.) We created a brand new Dibble show - just for the occasion -  WE'RE GOIN' OUT WITH A BANG (because Dibble holds nothing back)! 

So, as literature and modern audio drama gives way to Rural Radio's "Cow Talk," "Mollie B.'s Polka Jamboree," "The Grain Report," and "Lil' Britches Rodeo,"  Dibble will have the final word for all of us at Colonial Radio Theatre and many Book Radio listeners!


Wednesday, July 03, 2013

CRT TONITE





NEW CRT TONITE Podcast with Steve DeMonico as he chats with BEACON HILL stars Cynthia Pape, Nolan Murphy, and Emily Elizabeth.

CRT TONIGHT Episode 5

Friday, June 28, 2013

POWDER RIVER SEASON 7 Vol. 1

POWDER RIVER SEASON 7, Vol. 1. will be released in the next few days. Our new seasons will be 12 episodes, and released in two volumes, in groups of six. This way, we can get them to you sooner. Season 7 was scheduled to go on the air Sept. 27th, and play for 12 weeks; which meant we would go on the air with about 8 weeks worth completed (Editing on the series has stopped so Seth can post our THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, resuming work on POWDER RIVER 7 in September). But, now that we are losing Book Radio, the show cannot start in September, and instead of making everyone wait until November (when the final episodes will be completed) we thought it would be best to release the first six now, and the second half in November - so you have less time to wait for new episodes.

Also, With the exception of TOM CORBETT-2 (Aug), JEEVES AND WOOSTER 3 (Aug), JARREM LEE 6 (Sept), and ALABAMA! (Oct) all our new releases will be available as Downloads only, and will still be available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

END OF AN ERA

 On July 15th, Sirius XM, Ch. 80, Book Radio, will be replaced by a channel that will tell you all you need to know about farming and raising chickens. Colonial has had an amazing 8 years on Sirius XM delivering well over 500 half hour programs. We're very sorry to see it go, and we'll miss our Sirius XM listeners. We hope many of you still visit our website and  facebook page, as something is ALWAYS happening at CRT. Be sure to tune in to CH. 80 on FRI. JULY 12th, at 3am and 12pm Eastern, for a VERY SPECIAL program starring Dibble, repeating SAT. JULY 13th at 9am Eastern.  It will be our final broadcast. Thanks to Steve, Josephine, Maggie and Kim for a wonderful 8 years.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I SAY, FATHER BROWN!

Yesterday we recorded our 25th episode of THE FATHER BROWN MYSTERIES, with J.T. Turner in top form for the afternoon session at the mics - not an easy thing to do since it was a beautiful brisk New England spring day outside. The episode we recorded was THE DAGGER WITH WINGS, with a fantastic script by M.J. Elliott - who has adapted all of our Father Brown productions.  This episode will be included in Vol. 7 of the series, being released in Sept. or Oct.

We have Vol. 6 of THE FATHER BROWN MYSTERIES being released in July! This will be available as download only, at our usual stores (Audible, iTunes, Amazon).  We have been producing this series on and off since 2007, but have recently put it on the fast track and will be releasing new volumes every few months.


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Quick update

SO crazy at CRT these days. We have BEACON HILL with eight,1 hour episodes in production thru Aug. 8th (and the final script in the works) - and 12 new POWDER RIVER Season 8 episodes starting production in about 2 weeks; while post work continues on POWDER RIVER Season 7, THE BLACK ARROW, THE WAR OF THE WORLDS and AGENT 13 AND THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE all in post production; and we are also about to continue recording more episodes of THE FATHER BROWN MYSTERIES, THE BURGLARS CLUB, a feature length comedy by Michael Druxman called HAIL ON THE CHIEF, also WAR OF THE ELEMENTALS, TOM SWIFT AND HIS MOTORCYCLE, and three new episodes of THE DIBBLE SHOW.
And that's all before Sept. 1st! 
Right now, we are going into a recording session for Episode 11 of BEACON HILL.

Also, the guys at Audio Theater Central did a podcast review of our production of THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER.  YOU CAN CHECK IT OUT HERE

Keeping busy!

Monday, May 20, 2013

AT THE MICS

This past week we recorded episode 9 of BEACON HILL. Had a great session, and it was nice to have the cast together again after 9 months. The series had a rocky start on Sirius XM, due to some programming flubs, so it was hard to get some momentum going; however we are re-running them now, two episodes back to back, so hopefully more listeners will discover the series.  As with most of my shows, it takes a few episodes to figure it out and settle in; but I think we "got it right" now, and we're movin' right along, although I have three more scripts to complete and scheduling remains the hardest part of the process - but it's worth it in the end.  We'll be recording 8 hour long episodes over the summer.  We will record episode 10 in two weeks.  We're sad to be losing Isaac Bean (Robert), after Episode 13, as he will be traveling and unable to record (we will lose him in POWDER RIVER as well), and then it's off to college.  Isaac is a wonderful young actor, and he has brought a lot to the show. We'll all miss him!

Also last week we recorded our 24th episode of THE FATHER BROWN MYSTERIES, titled THE SINS OF PRINCE SARADINE. The show went right into editing, with CRT Producer Tony Raymond, and as of tonight the production is completed!  We are looking for a date to schedule our 25th episode, of which MJ Elliott has delivered the script for - hopefully we'll get it recorded soon.We'll be releasing Vol. 6 over the summer (tentatively July), and Vol. 7 in the fall.  We've been producing FATHER BROWN on and off for the past 6 years, but now we are going full force on it - no prisoners!

Tomorrow night we record a special episode of THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW. We have a small cast on this one; just Dibble, Jake, and Westbrook. Reason being we had to get it recorded, edited, and out the door fast for broadcast -  and it was easier to do it this way rather than scheduling 6 actors. But we're taping three new half hour episodes this summer with the full cast.

We will also be doing some pick ups for our production of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, which is about to go into post production.

POWDER RIVER will begin recording Season 8 in June, with 12 new episodes.

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA will record in June

AGENT 13 AND THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE still has recording to complete, however the first five scripts are now in post production. Rich Matheson is producing.

Lots going on, and more projects scheduled that we'll mention soon.

Monday, May 13, 2013

ENCORE BROADCAST!

Series 2 released June 1st on Brilliance Audio!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

It's true! We are going to do the granddaddy of all radio shows; however ours will be the Wells version, not the Welles version :)   Ours is set in Victorian England, as was the book.  We're very excited to start production on .....

Friday, March 22, 2013

THE STAR ANGEL

We're overwhelmed with the news that our production of THE STAR ANGEL has won a PARENTS CHOICE AWARD! 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Time Flies!

BEACON HILL scripts have been keeping me from posting here as much as I would like. 8 scripts at 70 pages each takes a lot of time; also been sketching out the episodes for POWDER RIVER Season 8, plus a lot of recording sessions these past two months. So, that's my excuse! 

We have a few new FATHER BROWNS completed. These will be playing first on our Sirius XM show starting this week - on First Run Fridays. We have re-vamped our FATHER BROWN series with a great new music score by Jeff Gage, and a new look on the cover art.  MJ Elliott continues to write the series, and these new episodes were edited by Theo Mordey and Tony Raymond.

Also, we started work on two new series; THE THINKING MACHINE, based on the short stories by Jacques Futrelle, being dramatized for us by MJ Elliott,  and THE BURGLAR'S CLUB, by Henry A. Hering, being dramatized by Gareth Tilley. Both shows will be broadcast on our Sirius XM show this April and May.

Recording has begun on our production of Flint Dille's and David Marconi's  AGENT 13 AND THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE. Theo Mordey is producing, Jeff Gage is scoring the show, and it has been dramatized by Deniz Cordell.

THE ALL NEW DIBBLE SHOW will be back this summer with all-new episodes.

POWDER RIVER - SEASON 8 will begin recording in April. We will be reducing the episodes for the season from 15 to 12

BEACON HILL will begin recording 8 new hour long episodes starting in May.

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

THE STAR ANGEL - AUDIE AWARD NOMINATION

We are very happy to have been nominated for the Audie Award with our production of THE STAR ANGEL
From the Audio Publishers Association Website: The Audies, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), is the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. Through The Audies award competition, publishers are able to enter titles in various categories for recognition of achievement. Finalists are selected and, from that group of finalists, one winner is awarded. Winners will be recognized at the exciting Audies gala in New York City on May 30, 2013.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Update

We're about to start our 2013 recording season in just a couple of weeks, with the first episode of THE THINKING MACHINE. Cast is in place and ready to go! Also next month we start recording Flint Dille and David Marconi's AGENT 13 AND THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE. Tom Berry is cast in the title role. Production will be completed in March. Theo Mordey will be producing, and Jeff Gage is composing the score.     Also next month we record the first episode of THE BURGLARS CLUB, by Gareth Tilley.

BEACON HILL begins recording 8 more episodes in May, and POWDER RIVER - THE FINAL SEASON begins recording the final 15 episodes in April.

DIBBLE IS BACK with a vengeance! THE ALL NEW DIBBLE SHOW is back in production with three completed episodes, and three more recording in March. The new Dibble episodes will run this summer on Sirius XM.