BigTime Radio Drama Presents: Crimes of Fashion
Ottawa Life Magazine
Local dinner theatre actors appear in major motion pictures.
If you’re a nostalgia buff who loves old-time radio dramas, or if you just like to laugh your fool head off, you’ll get a kick out of BigTime Murder Productions’ “Radio Play” Dinner Theatre, performed at venues across the region.
Join Roman Halliday, P.I., as he uncovers yet another crime of fashion. Roman is no stranger to danger. When life presents a challenge, he confronts it head-on – or turns away in a stylish and cowardly fashion. This time, lovely and curvaceous Kitty Lebeau befriends Roman and asks him to attend a gala event in drag because she fears something terrible will happen. Is Kitty on the level, or is she leading Roman into a trap of murder and intrigue?
Stay tuned for an adventure you’ll never forget, as the cast and crew of the BigTime Radio Drama bring you “Phantom of the Grand Ole Opry.”
Clues to the puzzle
Director Biff Chandler, played by comedian Derrick Fage, who guests on the Ottawa-produced TV series Butch Patterson, Private Dick, which will soon air on The Comedy Network.
Actress Gabrielle Mackenzie, as temptress Kitty Lebeau, landed a recurring role in Butch Patterson, Private Dick and also appears in the upcoming Ottawa-lensed feature film Undercover Angel.
Petulant radio star Chad Biltmore (actually Ottawa actor and funnyman Norm Berketa) has just appeared in the TV show Soldier of Fortune and is also fresh off the set of the motion picture The Collectors, directed by the legendary Sidney J. Furie (The Ipcress File, The Entity) and starring Caspar Van Dien of Starship Troopers fame. Both productions were filmed in Montreal. Norm Berketa’s voice will soon be heard on Saturday Night Live in the cartoon segments of Kevin Spencer, and in several animated CD-ROMs.
BigTime’s president Peter Dillon enjoys the old-time radio drama. Dillon recently completed work on The Bone Collector, starring Denzel Washington and Ed O’Neill (Married with Children) and The Collectors. Both of these major motion pictures were shot in Montreal.
Singing sensation Susan Winterhalder whips the crowd up to a fever pitch with her wild accordion riffs.
Behind her is the mysterious ‘bum doctor’.
President of BigTime Productions
Professional Actor and Entrepreneur
Peter Dillon, BigTime’s founder and President-At-Large, is a Top Forty Under 40 award recipient and was named one of Ottawa Life Magazine’s Top 50 People. He has been a professional actor for close to 30 years and appeared in dozens of Films, Television shows, Radio / TV commercials, and 1000s of Comedically Interactive Dinner Theatre productions all over the world. Besides being a regular in Big Time’s incredibly popular Murder Mystery shows, Peter can be seen in TV shows Murdoch Mysteries, SUITS, Orphan Black, Saving Hope, Flashpoint, NIKITA, Degrassi The Next Generation, Hell on Wheels, Quantico, to name a few. Over the years he’s shared the screen with Ernest Borgnine, Denzel Washington, Ed O’Neil, Teri Garr, Angelina Jolie, Dan Aykroyd, Sandra Oh, and many others. In 2001, Dillon co-founded A.C.T. (Acting for Cinema and Television), a company that offers screen training courses, and does its part to introduce local performers to casting agents and producers. Learn more about Pete at PeteDillon.com.
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