Continuing its tradition of quality performances, on January 24 Redwood Curtain Theatre is launching its seventeenth spectacular season with its EIGHTH annual, zany and zealous original live radio show, Leaps and ZOUNDS!
“Think Prairie Home Companion meets Saturday Night Live – with a Humboldt County twist!” said RC Artistic Director Clint Rebik. “It’s skits and music and corny jokes. New and more hilarious every year! People love The show, which will be broadcast live on KHUM 104.3, is an original, Humboldt-inspired variety show. Leaps and ZOUNDS! — featuring the critically acclaimed talents of Redwood Curtain writers and actors, including James Floss, Bonnie Halverson, Ron Halverson, and Terry Desch, and chanteuse Christina Jioras— will be broadcast from the Sapphire Palace at the Blue Lake Casino. Live audience members will enjoy a no-host bar, hors d’oeuvres, and catered dinner before the show begins.
“It’s one of my favorite nights of the year!” added RC Executive Director Peggy Metzger. “So much laughter and celebration! We have some die-hards who have come to every Zounds and tell us they wouldn’t miss it! We’ve even been known to write some people into the show. It’s so much fun!”
Leaps and ZOUNDS! features live sound effects, musical numbers, and a host of local advertisers. The zany performance is also peppered with original sketches and new twists to spice up the night for the live audience
Tickets to Leaps and ZOUNDS! Are $55 for single tickets, or a table of eight for $400, and include the show, hors d’oeuvres, and a catered buffet dinner. Buy a table of eight for $400 and bring your friends! Wine will be served with the meal and a no-host bar will also be available. The doors will open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 24 for appetizers, dinner is served at 6:15, and the radio show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.redwoodcurtain.com.
Also, from our friends at Blue Lake Casino and Hotel: They are offering a room rate of $106 for Leaps and ZOUNDS! Guests. The room rate includes $5 off breakfast at Alice’s for each guest and $5 in Blue Bucks to use in the casino. Just call for reservations (707.668.9770 or 877.252.2946) and tell them you’re with “Redwood Curtain” to get the rate when you book.
“Last year’s event was a virtual sell-out, so we encourage folks to purchase tickets quickly,” noted Rebik. “KHUM will be broadcasting live on 104.3 FM for those unable to attend in person, but it’s even more fun to participate live with friends at your own table!”