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Twelfth Night Productions Ends Their 30-Year Run and Makes Us Wish For More

It’s a shame that this is Twelfth Night Productions’ last production because it was a true joy to experience. Dynamic, alive, and emotionally meaningful, TNP takes a classic Christmas tale and revives it as a live radio broadcast of the 1940s, with opening skits, live music, and uncomfortably funny lingerie ads. One of the things that makes this production such a pleasure – other than the seamless transition from a film script to a radio one – is how much the cast and crew love their show.


The Diabolical Elixir-A Live Radio Show of the Gothic Variety

The Diabolical Elixir

Thanks to Garrison Keiller and the downloadable internet, radio shows and radio plays i.e plays written specifically for radio, have had a revival. N.B. Competition with television made radios shows and plays dinosaurs in the U.S. in the ‘50s and ‘60s. In Seattle, there is not only Sandbox Productions, which has quarterly productions, but also Madcap Melodrama. On Tuesday, September 23, Madcap performed a live original radio play The Diabolical Elixir, a spoof of 19th Century melodrama, with an outstanding cast and exquisite sound effects


PREVIEW Sandbox Radio May 1st, Town Hall

Get Ready to Laugh

I would like to have some explanation, as to why Sandbox Radio has chosen May 1st for their Spring Radio show, but I have no great insight about it. Perhaps it is because it takes place on May 1st, a day designed by the 2nd International as International Worker’s Day. A more likely explanation is that it is the universal cry for help when shipwrecked, having originated in the days when French, rather than English was the lingua franca. In French it is m’aidez, meaning HELP ME, but the English render it phonetically into May Day! May Day!

At any rate, it seems highly appropriate for a Sandbox Radio show, because at times, I felt like calling for help, because I seriously thought my sides would split with laughter, while sitting in the audience at Sandbox Radio shows. Often the only way I could have possibly stopped laughing was with outside help.


PREVIEW Sandbox Radio-Dec. 28th

“Got clever, funny, sound rich radio theatre? Yes we do, right here in Seattle!!!

Sandbox Radio’s post-Christmas live radio show will take place at ACT Theatre on Fri Dec. 30, 2016, at 8 pm. It is a fabulous opportunity to be part of the show as the “live” audience.

Sandbox Radio redefines the classic radio variety show with a cool Seattle spin. Don’t miss our latest episode recorded live, featuring guests tenor Rob McPherson, writer, cycling advocate and NPR regular Willie Weir, and more in the locally grown show that combines killer music, sound effects, engaging storytelling, the city’s best performers and an ultra cool sparkly host… all recorded live for podcast in front of you, our “studio” audience. Join producers and hosts Leslie Law and Richard Ziman and special guest Music Director Angie Louise (The Love Markets), for an uplifting evening full of wit, music, and heart as we transition into the new year. Learn more about Sandbox Radio and where to find the podcast at


Preview-The Shadow Knows Sandbox Radio

More Fun than Trick or Treating in the Rain

Sandbox Radio, Seattle’s competitor with Minneapolis’s Prairie Home Companion will present a special Halloween episode, from the locally grown radio variety show that combines killer music, sound effects, engaging storytelling, the city’s best performers and an ultra cool sparkly host… all recorded live for podcast in front of you, their “studio” audience.


Nightown-Sandbox Radio

Best Live Radio in Seattle

For one night only, Seattle’s home grown radio theater, Sandbox Radio, comes to Town Hall Seattle with a brand new show. The show will include new plays, poetry and adaptations of classic literature created especially for radio, all scored with live music, featuring: Willie Weir, the Seattle Women’s Chorus, Sensible Shoes, Elizabeth Heffernon, Peggy Platt of Dos Fallopia, Wayne Rawley and of course Leslie Law and Richard Ziman. I heartily recommend Sandbox Radio to everybody, because the audience participation is part of the show, which is an awesomely joyful experience.

Nighttown. Sandbox Radio. Town Hall, 1119-8th Ave (First Hill) Seattle 98101. Oct. 5th. 8:00 pm. Tickets:, or at the door. info


Back to School-Sandbox Radio

Toto, this doesn’t seem like Lake Woebegone, it seems like Seattle.

Although Sandbox Radio’s fall production Back to School, follows the format of a traditional radio program of instrumental and vocal music, short dramatic sketches, PSA’s and advertisements, it is so laden with irreverence, that it can hardly be called traditional.

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