News From Terre Haute, Indiana


February 16, 2012

Crosley Radio Players return to Paris for dinner theater

PARIS, Ill. — The Crosley Radio Players return to the new dinner theater in the Tuscany Restaurant at Paris, Ill., on Sunday.

Tuscany, at 1218 N. Main St. (Illinois Route 1) will offer a complete buffet dinner, with drink and dessert, in addition to the Crosley Radio Players’ 80-minute show for $17 per person.

The show will feature episodes of “Gunsmoke,” “Your Hit Parade” and “Fibber McGee and Molly.” Many of the sound effects used will be generated live, just as they were when the shows were on radio. 

Reservations are suggested, as seating is limited. The first Crosley dinner theater in January sold out. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Tuscany in Paris. Call (217) 466-1610. Buffet service begins at 5 p.m. CST.

“Gunsmoke,” which ran on CBS Radio from 1952 to 1961, starred William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon. Set in the 1870s in Dodge City, Kan., the show was considered the first adult western.

“Your Hit Parade,” a Saturday night mainstay on radio for nearly 20 years, featured popular songs of the era sung usually by the Hit Parade’s own stable of singers, rather than famous entertainers of the day.

“Fibber McGee and Molly” was one of the best known radio comedies, starting its 24-year radio run in 1935. It was one of the first shows to weave commercials into the fabric of the show, so as to not disrupt the show’s timing. Many long-running gags and reoccurring characters delighted radio audiences for more than two decades.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Joy Fills Streets of Cleveland As LeBron Returns Raw: Rebel Leader Weds in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Israel, Gaza Exchange Rocket Fire Arizona Mom of Missing Baby Released From Prison Raw: Stunning Timelapse of WC Final Host City Israel Widens Attack As Gaza Death Toll Rises Raw: Militants, Israelis Exchange Rocket Fire Texas Shooting Suspect Collapses in Court Ana Ortiz on 'Devious Maids' Finale Police: Prostitute Linked to 2nd Death Raw: Airstrike Creates Chaos on Gaza Streets WH: LeBron's Move a 'Powerful Statement' Proposed Bill to Regulate NY Costumed Characters Raw: Protesters, Israeli Security Forces Clash Diaz and Segel Strip Off for 'Sex Tape' Raw: Airstrike Creates Chaos on Gaza Streets Death Toll Tops 100 As Israel Offense Continues Raw: Sirens Blare Over Jerusalem Man Flees Police in World Cup Scalping Scheme Children Face Deportation Without Attorneys
NDN Video
Cleveland welcomes home LeBron Houston Killer Collapses in Court When Read Capital Murder Charges for Allegedly Killing Family of Six Worst Valet Ever Wrecks $500K Lamborghini Glee Star Becca Tobin's Boyfriend Matt Bendik Found Dead in Hotel Aerial fish restocking in Utah ScarJo Channels Marilyn Monroe Obama Responds to Hecklers on Immigration Tiny Hamsters Who Ate Burritos are Back for a Tiny Hedgehog's Party Watch Kelly Ripa Get Soaked! 'Referee' Hands Out Yellow Cards for Social Faux Pas in NYC 2014 Emmy Nominees: 8 Snub Shockers Emma Watson Is Va-Va-Voom in Valentino 7 Infamous Sports Blowouts Argentina tops Holland in World Cup semifinals News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash Emmy Nominations: What to Watch For 'Game of Thrones' Leads 66th Emmy Awards Nominations Photographic 'Proof' That LeBron Is Leaving Miami - @TheBuzzeronFOX Elephant Pool Party at The Oregon Zoo Must-See! Berry and Fallon Form Human Hamster Wheel

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010