What Is Radio Redux?
Retro radio is in artful hands with Radio Redux.
For over 10 years, the popular Eugene-based theater company has been reinvigorating a vintage artform that’s also new—radio storytelling. If you like podcasts, you’ll love Radio Redux, which takes the style of live storytelling done so well on the radio in the 1930s and ’40s and elevates it to a modern artform.
Radio Redux’s success—capacity audiences, rave reviews, dynamic acting—proves that something old can be not only new again, but also extremely popular and engaging.
The critically acclaimed Eugene theater company is a national leader in the rare realm of radio storytelling that relies on vocal acting, live sound effects and musical snippets to invoke vivid pictures in the listener’s mind, where the most effective storytelling takes place.
Radio Redux’s uncommon approach fires up the imaginations of its avid followers by infusing classic stories with an inventive yet authentic stage presence.
In other words, Radio Redux is old-timey in a new-timey way.
Fred Crafts, Eugene’s Ambassador for the Arts, founded Radio Redux to celebrate radio’s rich history, revive its most-memorable moments, preserve its unique art form, and introduce its wonders to new audiences.
Radio Redux mines radio’s rich vein of golden age (1935-60) programs like Lux Radio Theater, The Fibber McGee and Molly Show, The War of the Worlds, The Maltese Falcon, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Burns and Allen Show, Our Miss Brooks, Lights Out, The Lone Ranger, Damon Runyon Theater, and Sorry, Wrong Number. It brings these classics to life on stage at the Hult Center of the Performing Arts via innovative live sound effects, masterful actors, compelling scripts, historic microphones, snappy tunes and vintage costumes.
The press has hailed Radio Redux’s exuberant style of entertainment as “brilliant and hilarious” (Register-Guard) … “a unique, fun experience” (Oregon Daily Emerald) … “a great time” (The Eugene Review) … and “near perfect” (Eugene Art Talk).
For some, Radio Redux is a sweet trip down Memory Lane; for others, it is a wild new adventure.
Seeing — and hearing — Radio Redux is believing. It’s Radio Worth Watching.