Monday, December 22, 2014

CRT YEAR IN REVIEW

It's been a fantastic year at Colonial Radio. Here are some highlights....
New Releases in 2014:
POWDER RIVER Season 8 Vol. 1 (6 Episodes, Feb. 12)
THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW Vol. 4 (Mar. 24)
THE BURGLARS CLUB Vol. 2 ( Four episodes, Apr. 24)
POWDER RIVER Season 8 Vol. 2 ( Six episodes, Apr. 30)
SOLUTIONS INC. Vol.2 (July 17)
POWDER RIVER Season 9 Vol. 1 ( 6 episodes, Aug. 15)
THE INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWN Vol. 1 (Sept. 9)
THE INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWN Vol. 2 (Sept.10)
POWDER RIVER - MORGAN'S TOWN (Oct. 17)
POWDER RIVER Season 9 Vol. 2 (Six episodes, Oct. 31)
THE INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWN Vol. 3 ( Four episodes, Nov. 7)
POWDER RIVER - THE SILENT NIGHT
AGENT 13 AND THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE (Dec. 15)


AND OUR 2014 CALENDAR
JANUARY
6: Recording session for Burglars Club
7: Recording session for Burglars Club
13: Recording Hail on the Chief re-takes
15: Recording session for Bluewater
16: Recording  Bunker Hill re-takes
20: Recording  Burglars Club
27: Recording Burlgars Club and Father Brown

FEBRUARY
3: Recording Powder River  Season 9 Eps 1,2,3 (Canceled. Snow storm)
10: Recording Royall House #1
12: Recording PR Pick ups
15: Recording - Star Angel Music
17: Recording - Star Angel Music
24: Recording Powder River Season 9 Eps. 1,2,3 (make up date)

MARCH
6: Recording Powder River re-takes
8: Recording Star Angel Music
15: Recording Star Angel Music
17: Recording Star Angel Music
19: Recording for Bluewater
24: Recording for Father Brown and Powder River Season 9 Eps 4,6,9,11
25: Recording Powder River retakes
27: Recording Star Angel Music
30: Recording Star Angel Music
31: Recording Royall House #2

APRIL
11: Recording Powder River pick ups
14: Recording pick ups
21: Recording pick ups
24: Recording pick ups

MAY
12: Recording Powder River Eps 7,8
19: Recording Burglars Club
23: Recording Royall House Eps.3 and 4.
24: Jerry Robbins, Flint Dille, David Marconi are guests on The Jordan Rich Show, WBZ Radio

JUNE
13: Jerry Robbins guests on ANYTHING GOES radio show.
30: Recording Powder River Season 9 Ep 10

JULY
14: Recording Powder River Season 9 Ep. 12
28: Recording Powder River Season 10 Eps. 1,2,3

AUGUST
11: Recording Powder River Season 10 Eps. 4,5,6

SEPTEMBER
8: Recording Advs. of Sgt. Billy & Corp. Sam Eps 1,2,3
9: Recording Advs. of Sgt. Billy & Corp. Sam Eps. 4,5,6
15: Recording Powder River Season 10 Eps. 7,9
20: Recording Star Angel Music
22: Recording Father Brown
26: Recording Star Angel Music
29: Recording Ticonderoga Eps 1,2,3

OCTOBER
6: Recording Patchwork Girl Of Oz, Part 1
8: Recording Patchwork Girl Of Oz, part 2
13: Recording Star Angel Music
20: Recording Dead Ahead Part 1
22: Recording Dead Ahead Foley
28: Recording Dead Ahead Part 2

NOVEMBER
3: Recording Andy Smithson, Part 1
10: Recording Andy Smithson, Part 2
12: Recording The Holly Tree
17: Recording Ticonderoga, Eps. 4,5,6
24: Recording Powder River  Season 10, Eps. 10,11,12

DECEMBER
2: Recording Ticonderoga Pick Ups
8: Recording Powder River pick ups for Season 10
15: Recording Ticonderoga, Eps. 7,8,9
19: Recording Pick Ups for Ticonderoga and Powder River/also photo shoot for Ticonderoga.
22: Recording Ticonderoga, Eps. 10,11,12

We also recieved an Audie Award Nomination from the American Publishers Association for THE WAR OF THE WORLDS.
We have also maintained a monthly broadcast for POWDER RIVER on IMAGINATION THEATRE (our 7th year on that great show)
And we're looking forward to a great and productive 2015

Sunday, December 21, 2014

FINAL SESSION OF THE YEAR

Tomorrow is our 57th recording session for 2014 - and the last. Recording at CRT will go on hiatus for three and a half months, resuming in late April (for the first time in 19 years we have decided to stop playing Russian Roulette with recording dates and snow storms) - but in that time new scripts are bring written, we're editing productions, releasing new ones, and we're scoring music.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

NEW RELEASE! The conclusion of Flint Dille's and David Marconi's AGENT 13 AND THE INVISILBLE EMPIRE!




AGENT 13 part 2

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

On CD and DL. holiday musical for the entire family. Start an annual tradition with THE STAR ANGEL

THE STAR ANGEL CD







We guarantee that once you listen to, and experience THE STAR ANGEL - you will never look at your Christmas Tree the same way ever again. If you don't celebrate Christmas... your heart will still be warmed with this magical story. This holiday season be sure to listen to CRT's Award Winning Holiday Musical Triumph!

Also on iTunes!

Saturday, November 08, 2014

INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWN - VOL 3

With vol. 3 we complete our audio dramatizations of the stories contained in G.G. Chesterton's book, THE INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWN. 

AMAZON

AUDIBLE

iTUNES - coming soon.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

POWDER RIVER KEEPS ON ROLLING ALONG

What is the #1 Best Seller on Amazon's "New Release" list for drama? POWDER RIVER SEASON 8 - which isn't released until Dec. 9th! Actually, CRT holds six titles on the top ten NEW RELEASE BEST SELLERS list, along with the great LA THEATRE WORKS and the BBC! Amazing and honored to be in such prestigious company!  

POWDER RIVER Season 8 on CD AMAZON



Tuesday, November 04, 2014

NEW RELEASE

POWDER RIVER - SEASON 9 VOL. 2 is now available. Released on Halloween night, it had a record opening weekend for CRT! 

AUDIBLE

AMAZON

and iTunes.

Monday, October 20, 2014

DEAD AHEAD is DEAD AHEAD

First day of our upcoming Zombie Horror show DEAD AHEAD is in the can! This one is going to be quite frightening.... there were a couple of scenes tonight that were chilling (what I mean is, it's not often that things get scary watching the actors at the microphones) - I can only imagine how terrifying they will be once music and sound effects are added. The cast just knocked this one outta the park... some powerful performances.
I never thought we would do a Zombie feature - but being trapped with a thousand Zombies on an Ocean Liner out at sea was pretty hard to turn down. Can't wait for you all to hear it!! We are recording till Oct. 28th, and the release is planned for March. - JR


DEAD AHEAD 
cast:
Jack Peterson - JOSEPH ZAMPARELLI
Emile - ALLAN MAYO
Lisa Sanders - LEIGH BERRY
Mark Sanders - ROBIN GABRIELLI
Tony - DEREK AALERUD
Beau Chapman - ROBIN GABRIELLI
Jim - LINCOLN CLARK

Saturday, October 18, 2014

NEW RELEASE

POWDER RIVER - MORGAN'S TOWN. 



on Amazon

on Audible

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

THE STAR ANGEL - A New Musical

Jeff Gage and I have been re-working our musical THE STAR ANGEL for the stage. Here is a song from the show that "Sean" sings with "Pockets" - a tramp clown ornament (Sean finds himself with his sister ON the tree this particular Christmas Eve... long story). Sean is having a rough Christmas - the first since the death of his father. That's where the song comes in... as Sean sees an old car ornament that was his dads favorite. Will Fafard sings the role of Sean, and yours truly is filling in for Pockets until we can find someone good. Keep your fingers crossed that we get this on the stage for Christmas, 2015!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

TICONDEROGA Continues

Since its release in 2008, and re-release by Brilliance Audio in 2012, TICONDEROGA has become one of our most popular titles. Set in 1758 during the French and Indian War, the production featured fictional characters against the backdrop of actual events - including the epic battle of Fort Carillon (complete with bagpipes and drums).  We have received numerous requests to continue the story, which was released as a 9 hour audio drama feature.
We have listened - and we are going to produce a new series based on the characters we created. TICONDEROGA - The Series, will start at the same place the feature left us.Season 1 will have 12 half hour episodes.

Production begins Sept. 29th at CRT.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

OUR FAVORITE MARTIANS

COMING TO CD -   Our Audie Award nominated production ....


OCTOBER 7th  from BRILLIANCE AUDIO. 
PRE-ORDER CD HERE!

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Making THE HALLOWEEN TREE


It was in early July, 2006, when Ray Bradbury asked us to do SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES. I once again asked Nancy Curran Willis to direct (she had directed our first production for Ray, DANDELION WINE). Ray emailed me the script from his SWTWC's stage version, I made some sound and music tweaks, set a recording date for the end of August, and we had auditions in Ipswich. This is where we found Anastas Varinos and Matt Robertson. We cast them in the two leads - but the six other kids who showed up were really, really good as well. On the ride home from the audition, I remembered J.T. Turner a few weeks before, talking about Ray's book THE HALLOWEEN TREE - which I had never read. We had the right number of kids for that story.

I called Ray and asked him if he had a script for that one. I'll never forget him saying to me: "No - but this is what you do. Buy the book, get a red pencil, cross out everything but the character dialog, and you'll have your script!"  And that is exactly what I did.  This was August of 2006 when the script was completed, and on Dec. 2, 2006, we recorded THE HALLOWEEN TREE. The session took the entire day, and we were on the clock for it, as many of the boys were appearing in various Christmas shows in Boston and had to be downtown  for the evening curtains. Our cut off time was not negotiable - we had to finish on time - and it was a big script. Not an easy task - but the kids were pros and we got it done.


Nancy got some amazing performances out of the kids. I remember when (in the show) they introduce who they are to each other...  "MUMMY" "WITCH" "MR.DEATH"  - and Nancy's direction was "I want you to say who you are the way your character would say it."  And wouldn't you know, the kid who said "MUMMMY" sounded like a mummy!?  I know a mummy can't speak, but if he did, I bet it would sound like the kid you'll hear in the show!

The production did not go into editing until a year later. I wanted to wait till we could upgrade our music program. THE HALLOWEEN TREE needed an extensive score, and if there was a better music program out there - I wanted it.  So we saved for it, and got it. It was not easy sitting on it for a year; I knew we had something special.

There was some criticism when the show was released due to the fact that there are a few songs in the production. We always stick to book at CRT, and in the book THE HALLOWEEN TREE,  Ray writes how the tree sings - and he even wrote the lyrics in the book. Jeff used those same lyrics when he composed the songs (He was excited to see the sheet music "Music By Jeffrey Gage, Lyrics By Ray Bradbury."
THE HALLOWEEN TREE was released on October 1, 2008, two years after it was recorded, by Blackstone Audio. It won the Ogle Award for Best Fantasy production of 2008. Blackstone did not enter it for an Audie consideration, which was a shame. I think we had a chance that year.

Everything just came together on this one: the cast, the editing, the music. It continues to be a popular item each Halloween Season and a best seller for Bradbury audios - even after six years in release.

The kids are all grown up now. Four of them that I am still in contact with are in college, another went on to star in movies and TV... the others I have lost contact with.

Ray Bradbury was an incredible friend to Colonial - and he trusted us with four of his most iconic works - to which I am forever grateful.

And I still have the book - with all the red lines through it.
Onward!
Jerry R

RAY BRADBURY'S THE HALLOWEEN TREE on iTunes

RAY BRADBURY'S THE HALLOWEEN TREE on CD - Amazon

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

SGT. BILLY AND CORP. SAM

CRT WELCOMES SGT. BILLY! We are VERY happy announce that SGT. BILLY O'BRIEN is coming to CRT for a six episode western comedy series, SGT. BILLY AND CORP. SAM - with "Sam" being CRT favorite Sam Donato. Both appeared on the hit WBZ TV show BOOMTOWN starring Rex Trailer - with Billy as Rex's side-kick for many years. There's not a kid who grew up in New England from the 1960s to the early 1980's who does not know Sgt. Billy! He and Sam played the miners who had a poor sense of direction in our 2007 production POWDER RIVER AND THE MOUNTAIN OF GOLD. Bill is also a world class banjo player who recorded for MGM records - and of course we'll have some fancy pickin' and singin' in each episode.
In real life - Bill was a member of the U.S. Cavalry and rose to the rank of Sergeant,-just like his character on the Boomtown show. Bill was also a member of The Honor Guard at his Fort.
SGT. BILLY AND CORP. SAM records next week and will be released in 2015. These are going to fun programs!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

ALL HAIL!

Need a laugh this Labor Day Weekend as we say good-bye to summer? Download CRT's non-political political comedy, HAIL ON THE CHIEF! Jerry Robbins and J.T.Turner (who is hilarious as King Palamoa) will surely make you LOL - or as we said in the old days, LAUGH OUT LOUD in this fun comedy by Michael B. Druxman.  




 HAIL ON THE CHIEF on iTUNES

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CRT RETURNS TO OZ

A big thanks to Jarred Davis who gave our PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ script a once over, and found we had left our a key element! Jarred is all knowing of all things OZ (not just the movie, but the original books as well!) - so thanks, Jarred! We appreciate it! Production begins Oct. 6th.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

CD's and Downloads Around The World Today



C-R-T's TOP TEN CD's on Amazon USA today:
#1: Powder River  Season 9 Vol.1
#2: OZ Family Collection
#3: The Red Badge Of Courage
#4: Ticonderoga
#5: Powder River Season 2
#6: Beacon Hill Series 1
#7: Treasure Island
#8: The Father Brown Mysteries Vol. 1
#9: The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
#10: Perry Mason And the Case Of The Velvet Claws

C-R-T's TOP TEN on Audible USA today
#1: Powder River Season 9 Vol. 1
#2: Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles
#3: Powder River Season 8 Vol. 2
#4: Perry Mason And The Case of the Curious Bride
#5: The Canterville Ghost
#6: Perry Mason And The Case of the Velvet Claws
#7: The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
#8: Perry Mason And The Case of The Howling Dog
#9: Perry Mason And The Case of The Sulky Girl
#10: Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

C-R-T's TOP TEN on Audible UK
 #1: Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles
#2: Gettysburg
#3: The Canterville Ghost
#4: Barrymore
#5: Perry Mason And The Case Of The Howling Dog
#6: Perry Mason And The Case Of The Sulky Girl
#7: Perry Mason And The Case Of TheLucky Legs
#8: Zorro Rides Again
#9: Zorro And The Pirate Raiders
#10: Logan's Run - Aftermath

C-R-T's TOP TEN Amazon Japan
#1: Charles Dickens Christmas Collection
#2: Oz Collection
#3: Jeeves And Wooster Vol. 2
#4: Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles
#5: The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
#6: The War Of The Worlds
#7: Agent 13 And The Invisible Empire Part 1
#8: The Innocence Of Father Brown Part 1 (Release Date Dec. 9)
#9: The Innocence Of Father Brown Part 2 (Release Date Dec. 9)
#10: Powder River Season 8 (Release Date Dec. 8)

C-R-T's TOP TEN Amazon Australia
#1: Powder River Season 9 Vol. 1
#2: Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine
#3: Powder River Season 7
#4: OZ Family Collection
#5: The Red Badge Of Courage
#6: Ticonderoga
#7: Powder River Season 2
#8: Beacon Hill Series 1
#9: Treasure Island
#10: The Father Brown Mysteries, Vol. 1

C-R-T's TOP TEN Amazon Germany
#1: Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles
#2: Vincent Price Presents Vol. 1
#3: Captain Blood
#4: The Father Brown Mysteries Vol. 2
#5: Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
#6: Powder River Season 4
#7: Return To Treasure Island
#8: Wrath Of The Titans
#9: The Canterville Ghost
#10: King Solomon's Mines

C-R-T's TOP TEN Amazon Spain
#1: Agent 13 And The Invisible Empire Part 1
#2: The Alamo
#3: The New Dibble Show (Dibble's farewell to Satellite Radio)
#4: Beacon Hill Series 3
#5: Beacon Hill Series 4
#6: The Black Arrow
#7: The Blockade Runners
#8: The Bozeman Trail
#9: Bunker Hill
#10: The Burglars' Club Vol. 2






Friday, August 15, 2014

NEW RELEASE

MORE ADVENTURES ALONG THE MIGHTY POWDER RIVER! Just released - Season 9 Vol. 1

AMAZON

AUDIBLE

 iTunes


Thursday, August 07, 2014

THE STAR ANGEL - A NEW MUSICAL

It's no secret that in 2012 CRT released its first full length audio musical, THE STAR ANGEL. The production went on to win the prestigious Parents' Choice Award, and also received a nomination as an Audie Award Finalist as Best Audio Production of 2013 (the Audies are the Academy Awards of the Audiobook Industry).

Jeff Gage (the composer) and I have turned this audio drama into a feature length screenplay, and also, a musical for the live, legit stage. For the theatrical presentation, we have added several new songs, and we created an Original Cast Album, fully orchestrated, of the entire score. We are shopping the score and the script around, and with luck, we may just get it produced!

Hope you check out the recordings. We are very proud of them... and the whole thing only took six years!

Check it out on iTunes - you can hear samples of each number.

THE STAR ANGEL - A New Musical. Original Cast Recording.



Tuesday, August 05, 2014

NEW RELEASE


CRT is re-booting our Father Brown series, releasing the programs as they originally appeared in the actual books, in the order they were published. The first book was "The Innocence Of Father Brown," and we will be presenting it in four volumes. 


THE INNOCENCE OF FATHER BROWN Vol. 1 on iTUNES

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

QUICK UPDATES

We started work on POWDER RIVER Season 10 this week. It was nice to see most of the cast back (most because not everyone was on call for the session). I think we had three strong episodes, and everyone seemed to like them and felt good about them. It's actually a lot of fun to write these characters and see how they grow over time.  The plan is to release the first half of Season 10 in December. MJ Cogburn is producing.

Season 9 is  held up at the publishers and it is being delayed, which is not cool. We hope to see it released very soon.

AGENT 13 AND THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE Part 2 is on track and will be out at the end of the summer. Part 1 will be our entry for the Audie Awards.

JACK WARD is writing the script for AGENT 13 AND THE SERPENTINE ASSASSIN, which is the second book in the trilogy,  which we will be recording this fall for a summer 2015 release.

SETH ADAM SHER continues post production work on our 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA which is due in December. JEFFREY GAGE is writing and scoring the music.

Lots more going on, but that's all I have time for at the moment - got to get back to my scripts!

cheers from Boston


COMING SOON FROM CRT



Wednesday, July 09, 2014

POWDER RIVER Season 9 Sneak Preview!

Here is a preview of POWDER RIVER Season 9, Vol. 1. which will be released later this month!


Wednesday, June 04, 2014

THE BOOMS IN CAPTAIN BLOOD

I just read a users review for CAPTAIN BLOOD - they liked the show, but they made a comment that sometimes the sound effects drown out the voices. That is true! In the battle scenes, there is 'throw away" dialog; meaning dialog that is not terribly important (usually orders being shouted) that I intentionally wanted to be difficult to hear so as to illustrate the intensity of the battle - especially with 40 17th century 12 pounders booming from a ships deck. Some of you have have listened to the show may have had the same thoughts, so I thought I would clarify that it wasn't an editing error, but intentional. Fun show! 

http://bit.ly/1haShWZ

Monday, June 02, 2014

A NEW FEATURE LENGTH POWDER RIVER


ANALOGY OF A POWDER RIVER WRITING MARATHON

Some of you have seen the poster to an upcoming POWDER RIVER feature, called THIS SIDE OF FURY. I thought I would write a short note on how that came about.
There is a celebrity that I would like to work with as a guest star on POWDER RIVER, and I was going to be meeting with him; however at the last minute I realized that presenting a script would be better than "talk" - so on a Wednesday night (I was meeting him in three days) I got the bright idea that I could write a feature length production in three days. I phoned Exec Producer Mark Vander Berg who thought it was a good move - and also crazy, and then I called Deniz Cordell and told him my plan - he also saw the wisdom of presenting a completed script, and also that it would be a back-breaker to do (A feature length script is about 90 pages). I shanghaied him into service and we kicked around some possible ideas.

I already had the title; "This Side Of Fury," which was planned as the opening episode for Season 10 - however the storyline I had in mind for that episode would not work as feature since it ran off of the Season 9 finale - so I would need to get a new title for that episode, and create a new storyline for the feature length "FURY."  After about an hour, Deniz and I had come up with enough to get started, and off I went!

All through the night new scenes developed and I sent the pages to Deniz for his two cents and ideas - there was not going to be any wiggle room for re-writes at a later date, which is how it usually goes. The sun came up on the next day and I saw the kids getting on the school bus across the street as a new pot of coffee was brewing and the story continued to develop all day long and into the next night.

Plot lines were changed and re-done - a new idea would come into play which meant a new "lead in" would need to be written (and another re-write).  I had a music meeting scheduled with our composer Jeff Gage for Thursday afternoon, which I canceled because I needed to keep going; happily he was okay with the last minute change! At this point I was fifty pages into the script. Deniz would read them and send back thoughts and ideas, and the process continued.

Thursday night came along, and more coffee was brewing. The story had taken a remarkable turn that not only played into the back story of the entire series, but had that "edge" that will shock the fans and at the same time is totally probable and obvious. We both started to get very excited about the story and where it was leading .... but it could not be rushed ... pacing is important. 

I was lucky that Deniz was on the other end checking the script not only for typos but for story development; this one did not have the luxury of having a story outline for development and a second draft after completion.

Dawn arrived on Friday morning and the kids got back onto the school bus as the story was plowing forward, and continued to do so all day Friday.

The writing stopped on Friday evening as we had two episodes of ROYALL HOUSE that needed to be recorded. The session took three and a half hours, and soon after that I went into the WBZ studios in Boston to do THE JORDAN RICH SHOW and a 1AM appearance with Flint Dille and David Marconi to promote AGENT 13.  I got back home from the show at around three in the morning, and continued to work on the script until almost eight AM.

It was now Saturday morning.

Yikes!

But we were done.

I delivered the script to the actor who I am hoping will guest star. I have doubts that he will do it - however in the end I think we have one of the more exciting POWDER RIVER adventures to date, and the fact that it was done so quickly, in a 72 hour marathon, makes it all the more special.

We'll record it (even if the guest star we pitched to declines), release it, and see what the PR fans think ... but no matter what the reviews are, it was something that I can't believe we pulled off .....

.... and something I'll never forget and hopefully will never have to do again!
-JR

Friday, May 23, 2014

On The Radio

I'll be on WBZ tonight with Jordan Rich on THE JORDAN RICH SHOW, along with DAVID MARCONI (Live Free And Die Hard, Enemy of the People), and FLINT DILLE (Transformers, An American Tale: Fievel Goes West) to talk about our CRT release of AGENT 13 AND THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE. 1am Eastern. http://boston.cbslocal.com/station/wbz-news-radio/

AGENT 13 AND THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE 

CD RELEASE OCT. 7TH

 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

POWDER RIVER Season 7 CD RELEASE

CD RELEASE AUG. 19th. Amazon is now taking pre-orders. Library and Value version both available (Library is the plastic case, value is the cardboard)

POWDER RIVER Season 7


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Updates

Tomorrow we record three more episodes for POWDER RIVER season 9. These were originally scheduled for a couple of weeks ago, but we had to postpone due to some casting issues; but we're back in the saddle so to speak, and after tomorrow, only two episodes remain. We'll record those in June - just as soon as I write them.
At the moment I am starting on my next ROYALL HOUSE script, and the final installment for the first volume. Not sure if we will continue with any additional episodes - we'll see how Vol. 1 does in release before making that call.
My writing schedule consists of the following: 1 ROYALL HOUSE script, 2 POWDER RIVER Season 9 scripts, 12 POWDER RIVER season 10 scripts, 12 TICONDEROGA season 1 scripts, all due before the end of Sept. In addition, I just finished the latest draft of our stage version script of THE STAR ANGEL, which we will use for pitches, and I'm now working on the latest screenplay version.

At the moment I'm also checking with the cast of regulars for POWDER RIVER regarding the 10th season, which we will begin recording in July. I always give them the option of continuing for another round, or bowing out.  So far Jack Libresco (Cheyenne), Lincoln Clark (Doc), Marcia Friedman (Etta), and Ronni Marshak (Mrs. Hudson) have signed on for another 12 episodes.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS in KANSAS CITY

For the second year, a CRT production will be presented at the HEAR NOW FESTIVAL in Kansas City, MO. Our production of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS will be presented June 20 and 21 at midnight as part of their "Listening" Program.  Hope all our friends in the Kansas City MO area check it out!


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

NEW RELEASE

We're very happy to release the final six episodes that make up Season 8 of POWDER RIVER!




AUDIBLE

AMAZON

Coming soon to iTunes

Sunday, April 27, 2014

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS wins award!

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS has been given an AudioFile Earphones Award! What a cool honor! BIG congrats to the cast, producer Seth Adam Sher, writer MJ Elliott, composer Jeff Gage.
From the Audiofile website: "Earphones to truly exceptional presentations that excel in all the following criteria:
Narrative voice and style
Vocal characterizations
Appropriateness for the audio format
Enhancement of the text"


READ THE REVIEW

Thanks to everyone at AudioFile!

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS on iTunes

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS on Amazon

CD Release Oct. 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

IT'S DIBBLE IN SHERWOOD FOREST!

We just released THE NEW DIBBLE SHOW - VOL. 4 - which includes Dibble's version of The Adventures Of Robin Hood.  Also included in this set is Dibble's futile battle with the town snow removal truck in The Snow Plow, and one of the more popular episodes from the series (meaning one that we would get emails about when the show was on Sirius XM), Niagara Falls.  It's available on Audible, Amazon and iTunes.


AUDIBLE

AMAZON

iTUNES



If it's Monday, we must be taping!

A long nine hour day at the microphones here at CRT; recording some pick up lines with J.T. Turner in the early afternoon, followed by music recording for our revised version of THE STAR ANGEL, and then we recorded 4 episodes of POWDER RIVER - Season 9 ... all the episodes that take place in Clearmont - our main setting.  Very, long day - but fun and productive. It's so great to be able to work with this fantastic cast. 2 more sessions remain for season 9, which will be released in July.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

FREE POWDER RIVER Streaming till March 23

Streaming on the IMAGINATION THEATRE website thru Mar. 23rd is our 6th season episode, THE SILENT NIGHT.  
The episode stars Isaac Bean (Matt), James McLean (Jacob), and Gabriel Clark (Levi).

POWDER RIVER - THE SILENT NIGHT.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

POWDER RIVER Update

POWDER RIVER UPDATE - The post production on the second half of Season 8 is coming along wonderfully! MJ Cogburn is doing an outstanding job on putting the episodes together, seamlessly carrying on after Seth Adam Sher's amazing work on Seasons 5,6,7. We have some new characters arriving in Clearmont - including Mrs. Octavia Hudson (Ronni Marshak), her son Andrew (Josh Lees), and then there's Laurel McCoy (Esthers's niece), and another young man who may be as fast on the draw as Britt; he goes by the name of Cheyenne - and is played by Jack Libresco. Watch for these new episodes in April! In the meantime, if you haven't already - be sure to listen to Season 8, Part 1 (or if you are just discovering the series - Seasons 1,2,3,4,5,6,and 7 are a good start, too!) POWDER RIVER from C-R-T! 
  
THE POWDER RIVER SERIES

Monday, February 24, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS - AUDIE AWARD FINALIST

We're thrilled to have been nominated in the Best Audio Drama category for the second year in a row!


Monday, February 17, 2014

POWDER RIVER will continue on CD

POWDER RIVER RETURNS TO CD! We are very happy to announce that Brilliance Audio will be releasing Season 7 on CD! Release date is Aug. 19th.

Friday, February 14, 2014

NEW RELEASE

POWDER RIVER Season 8 Vol. 1 is now available on Audible! It will be released on Amazon and iTunes in a day or two.

POWDER RIVER Season 8 Vol. 1



Wednesday, January 08, 2014

NEW CAST MEMBER IN CLEARMONT!



 CRT is very happy to welcome Will Fafard to the cast of POWDER RIVER - SEASON 9 in the role of Ethan Wells. He will also appear as Hugh Royall in our upcoming series ROYALL HOUSE. Will is a wonderful 12 year old actor who recently appeared with J.T. Turner in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the North Shore Music Theatre. We know our listeners will enjoy this young actor's performances with Colonial Radio. Welcome aboard, Will! (Powder River season 9 premieres in July of 2014)