This Weekend Only! Valley Center Stage Presents "The Billy Dupree Show"

This weekend only, Valley Center Stage presents a satirical take on the old time radio shows of the 1940’s with its play, The Billy Dupree Show Sponsored by Leisure Time Soap.

Join the cast and crew of a small radio station, KORK Radio, as they produce a live broadcast for the fictitious Leisure Time Soap Company. The show is hosted by an Orson Welles wannabee, Billy Dupree.  Along with his announcer, band leader, faithful sound effects man and some strange guest stars, Billy stumbles through the show keeping to that old saying, “The show must go on!”

There are spoofs of old radio serials and commercials and musical numbers by the station’s songstress, Rhonda Reeter, accompanied by band leader John Chmaj and his Chmabees.  The cast includes Greg Lucas as Billy Dupree; Gary Schwartz as a hammy old-time thespian; and Robin Walbeck-Forrest as his equally dingy actress wife.  Actress-singer Kathy Roche Zujko plays the lovely warbler, Rhonda Reeter; Craig Ewing is the announcer; and Fred and Becky Rappin round out the cast and crew of KORK radio.

The Billy Dupree Show is written by local playwright, Jamie Gower.  This is the fifth installment in the popular “Leisure Time” series produced by Valley Center Stage since 2006 and written by Gower.  Featured music is by the Cascade Jazz Trio, performing as John Chmaj and the Chmajbees.  The show plays one weekend only – Friday and Saturday, March 30th and 31st at 7:30PM. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.  Valley Center Stage is located at 119 W. North Bend Way, in North Bend, on the second floor of the Masonic Lodge. For more information and tickets go to or call (425) 831-5667.


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