Granite City Radio Theatre

Wednesday, May 28th, 7:30pm
Main Stage
$10 Advance, $5 Students


Granite City Radio Theatre

KVSC 88.1 FM in partnership with the Pioneer Place on Fifth is so proud to present season two of the Granite City Radio Theatre. Our second season concludes on Wednesday,May 28th at 7:30pm, this live radio theatre show will be recorded and broadcast live on KVSC 88.1 FM from the historic Pioneer Place on Fifth Theatre in front of a live audience.

We are happy to welcome back all your favorite aspects of the show! Collective Unconscious will continue to serve as the house band, with new special musical guests each performance. You’ll continue to laugh with Dan Barth and his trivia competition. Listen for the tough competition of our GCRT Trivia Challenge. Eric Webster and his team will also be back performing all new Shades Brigade serial dramas!

Granite City Radio Theatre will be tipping its hat to everything Central Minnesota has to offer and then some. Comprised of a radio drama serial, live music, and various comedic sketches in-between, local professionals and students will be putting their best foot forward in this production that is sure to take the Granite City by storm.

Writers, actors, musicians and various production artists are coming together in a collaborative effort to produce a quality show that will engage and celebrate the arts in our community. Muggsy Lauer will be serving as the Music Director of the production working in conjunction with Collective Unconscious to serve as the in house band.

“The Granite City Radio Theatre project is a wonderful opportunity to engage the community and KVSC to produce something very special and unique,” said Dan Barth, Executive Director of the Pioneer Place on Fifth. “I am absolutely thrilled to be part of this project. KVSC is a vital part of our community and whenever we can engage and partner with them, it is such a win-win for all in terms of visibility, experience, and successful programming.”


 Chan Poling from The Suburbs and The New Standards will be our special musical guest!

Chan Pohlig

Chan Poling has been in the business of entertaining since 1977 when his alternative rock band, “The Suburbs” got their first recording contract with Twin/Tone Records and became a touchstone of the Minneapolis Sound.  He has since gone on to record music for PolyGram Records, A&M Records, Universal Music, Restless/BMG, Manifesto and Tinderbox Music and entertain many thousand.

Mr. Poling’s songs have charted on U.S. and European charts and are still popular favorites on radio stations and all manner of media around the world to this day.  His song, “Rattle My Bones” was the soundtrack for an award-winning Target spot and is featured during the Minnesota Vikings home games.

Chan’s music credits in the world of theater include award-winning work for the Tony Award-winning French/American troupe Theatre de la Jeune Lune.  “Children of Paradise” played the Yale Rep and La Jolla Playhouse theaters and was featured in TIME and Newsweek.  In 2001, Kevin McCollum (producer of Tony Award-winning “Rent”, “Avenue Q”, “In The Heights”, etc. commissioned Chan to write music for a new work, “Heaven”.

Chan’s band The Suburbs was voted among the “100 Most Influential Minnesota Musical Entities of the 20th Century by The Minneapolis Star Tribune.  Chan’s recent endeavor, the cabaret trio The New Standards, are regulars at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theatre in New York City, have played Europe and China, and regularly sell-out the 1000+ seat Fitzgerald Theatre.  Their second collection of “new standards” produced by Grammy Award-winning Dan Wilson reached #23 of the CMJ Radio Jazz charts for 7 weeks in 2009.

Mr. Poling continues to score television commercials, feature and documentary films and new theater projects.




*Please make sure to get your tickets early! These events have been known to sell-out early, and there are a limited number of tickets available.

Each show will begin at 7:30pm, and we kindly ask that you stay in your seat once the ON-AIR sign is up, or wait to return to your seat until the next commercial break. Feel free to applaud, laugh at appropriate times, and there will be commercial breaks in which you can get up and visit the restrooms or refresh your drink.

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