Not a single audience member has walked through the doors of the Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium in the Pella Community Center, but you can still hear the laughter already ringing out. For the most part, it's been the cast of Union Street Player's production of KOLD Radio, Whitefish Bay trying to hold it together on stage as they rehearse, along with the production crew who are working hard to get the show ready for opening night, which is just a week away.
So what's funny about KOLD Radio?
Is it the idea of a radio station named "K.O.L.D." in northern Minnesota operating out of "Carl & Lena's Place for Beer?"
Is it Martha Bjorklund's (Wendy Vander Well) popular radio show "Book Beat" where she reviews books like "Pull My Finger" by Helga Freelander?
Is it Ruth (Jana DeZwarte), the ever-knitting jingle singer who is "a few fish short of a catch?"
Is it Sal Carducci (Marty Feeney), the Brooklyn Italian who mysteriously arrives in Whitefish Bay, buys the radio Station and makes Lars Knudsen (Tom Vander Well) "an offer he can't refuse?"
Is it the equally mysterious and seductive Donna DeCasola (Susan Eggert) who, led by her childhood summers at Camp Wampum, returns to Whitefish Bay to open "Donna's Hotel & Lounge" and catch the eyes of the men of Whitefish Bay like Carl (Paul Scott)?
Or perhaps it's the women (after all, this is Minnesota where "all the women are strong") like Lena (Lisa Witzenburg) who lovingly remind the boys just what's in store if you stray just a little ("now, give me a kiss")?
It's all of these reasons AND MORE! Don't miss KOLD Radio, Whitefish Bay. April 15-17 @ 7pm and April 18 @ 2 pm in the Pella Community Center. To order tickets by phone, call Tom or Wendy at 641-620-9107. Tickets are $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door.