Auditions July 15 for Red Metal Radio Show

Post date: Jun 23, 2009 1:50:45 PM

Auditions for “Red Metal Radio Show” will be held Wednesday, July 15, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., at the Merchants & Miners Building, 200 Fifth Street in downtown Calumet. The Merchants & Miners Building is located at the intersection of Fifth & Portland Streets. Use either the 4th or 5th Street entrances.

The Main Street Calumet live radio-theatre production, hosted by present-day narrator/host Oren Tikkanen, is a local history variety show loosely based on Garrison Keillor's “Prairie Home Companion”. Show date is Thursday, August 13, 2009 starting sharp at 7:00 p.m. at the Calumet Theatre and aired LIVE on Eagle Radio!! Dress rehearsal will be Wednesday, August 12 with other rehearsal dates to be announced.

Show is based on talking with people in Calumet (Red Jacket) 100 years ago, including various ethnic groups of that time (so it will be helpful if you could recreate the speech/dialects of that time – for example, Slovenian, Italian, Ojibwe, Irish, Cornish, Finnish ...).

Spoken vignettes/stories will alternate with ethnic music by regional musicians.

This program is part of Main Street Calumet's Calumet Heritage Celebration. Main Street Calumet is sponsoring the Red Metal Radio Show, in conjunction with the Keweenaw National Historical Park. Eagle Radio is a media partner. This activity is supported by the Copper Country Community Arts Council and is a program of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Community supporters include the KNHP Archives, the Finlandia Archives, and Range Bank.

To find out more information about how to participate in this fun local history project or how to add your organization to the list of community supporters, please call Darlene at 337-5243 or e-mail at and leave a voice mail or email message (please leave the best time/s and what phone number or e-mail address where you can be reached).