The creators and several cast members of the successful production "Hide the Moon: Based on Salome," which debuted at the premier Rochester Fringe Festival in 2012, are reuniting with a new show on Friday, May 24. MuCCC (142 Atlantic Ave.) will host one performance of "TALK/RADIO," a music and theater performance project by Eastman School of Music students featuring several different historical radio genre scripts.
The 8 p.m. show will feature "fresh, modern underscoring, using a different musical style to fit each radio station," says co-creator and Eastman faculty member Alison Moritz. Four of the featured songs in the show have been "crowd sourced" via Kickstarter — the first four people to donate $50 got to choose any song, from any genre, that they wanted to hear. The Kickstarter page provides the following info on the production, which is inspired by the works of David Lynch: "If 'Hide the Moon' explored the shocking, sexy underbelly of opera, then 'Talk/Radio' aims to rediscover radio in a similar fashion, creating nostalgia for something you didn't even know you missed."
Admission is free, and the evening includes a casual post-show jam session featuring nostalgia and kitsch by The Weldon Ukelelists. For more information, visit muccc.org, and to support the production, check out kickstarter.com/projects/hidethemoon/talk-radio.