BigTime Radio Drama Presents: Crimes of Fashion


Ottawa Life Magazine

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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.

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’.

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