Show XXV of It's All Been Done Radio Hour was performed at MadLab theatre in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 5:30PM. It was written by Jerome Wetzel and Kristin Green, and directed by Chase McCants.
This was the only Radio Hour show of 2017 not performed on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
Show XXV featured the first program's first mini-musical, with music composed and performed by Kristin Green and lyrics by Jerome Wetzel. Auditions were held with selections from the Broadway musical Hamilton about six months prior, and the cast spent many months preparing for this performance.
Both guest stars this month had taken an interest in the musical before they were cast in speaking roles and added to the chorus. Becky Horseman had asked to join early in the year, and so a speaking part was written for her in another segment since she would be there already. Karen Perta's Kam was pre-scheduled for story purposes, and so Karen knew she'd be back and learned the songs, too.
Due to the longer nature of the musical, only three segments were performed instead of the typical four.
As this was an anniversary show, efforts were made to make all three segments special. Universe Journey was set entirely in the Echo Dimension, a place that would become central in future stories. The Topnotch Tangler introduced two important recurring characters: Hella Zanni and The Pall.
This would be troupe member Addie Peelle's final show, meaning the last month with the entire original cast, who had perfect attendance for this performance. This was not pre-arranged; it only became clear after the fact that Addie would not be returning, so the event was not acknowledged.
- Universe Journey "False Echo"
- Commercial Georgie's Jabs "The Thrupple"
- The Topnotch Tangler "Zanni and The Pall"
- Commercial IABDPR "Event Planner"
- Packer & Ratcliff "Alexander"
This show was narrated by Chris Allen.
|Nick Arganbright||Echo Kahkay||TIM|
|Katie Boissoneault||Echo Tokaladie||Angelica|
|Nathan Haley||Nathan||#1 Georgie|
|Katelyn Hamilton||Echo Grace||Floozy||chorus|
|Amanda Iman||Nilar||Abigail||#1 Ruth, #2 Chai|
|Wendy Parks||Echo Doyle||chorus||#2 Ashley|
|Addie Peelle||Eliza||#2 Kamomile|
|Shane Stefanchik||M-||chorus||#1 Elliot|
|Seamus Talty||Echo Kyle||Adams|
|Virgil Von Hartzel||Echo Fervis||chorus||#1 Jacob|
|Ryan Yohe||Adm. Janice||Hancock|
Absent troupe members: None
- Becky Horseman was the thirty-third guest star and this was her first appearance. She played Alice in The Topnotch Tangler and sang in the chorus for Packer & Ratcliff. She also contributed flute to the musical.
- Karen Perta was the twenty-eighth guest star and this was her third appearance. She played Kam in The Topnotch Tangler and sang in the chorus for Packer & Ratcliff.
Cast member Keith Jackson suggests songs that would go well with these episodes. The music was not used in the show, nor were any rights obtained.
|"Gigantic"||Pixies||The Topnotch Tangler "Zanni and The Pall"||Lyrics: "Hey, Pall [Paul]! Hey, Pall! Hey, Pall, let's have a ball!"|
|"Pop the Bubble"||Banjo Drill||Universe Journey "False Echo"||Lyrics: "It's a weird, weird world we're living in. Got to be insane to survive up in here. Gonna reach in my pocket, grab my pin, and pop the bubble..."|
|"Mad World"||Tears for Fears||Universe Journey "False Echo"|
|"Alexander Hamilton"||Hamilton Cast||Packer & Ratcliff "Alexander"||Well, that, my friends, is a good question...|