Lakewood Playhouse presents ‘The Maltese Falcon’ live radio show

This “radio noir” production of “The Maltese Falcon” will be presented as if it were live from a radio studio straight out of the ’40s – complete with live sound effects. Credit: File photo

Lakewood Playhouse’s hugely popular live radio show

returns for its 12th year in a row with its annual Halloween radio gala. This year celebrates “radio noir” and a hardboiled detective story with “The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammet with “Red Wind” by Raymond Chandler. 

The entire show will be presented as if it were live from a radio studio straight out of the ’40s – complete with live sound effects. 

Performances are Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee on October 13 at 2 p.m. The experience had become so popular over previous years that a matinee has been due to high demand for tickets to this sold out show. Since it is Halloween season, costumes are welcomed but not required.

Tickets are $25 per person. Entry includes a glass of wine and complimentary hor d’oeuvres. Additional glasses of wine will also be available at $5 per glass. 

This year’s gala is directed by James Venturini and includes the talents of both new, and returning, favorites: Andrew Fox Burden, Christian Carvajal, Nicole Lockett, W Scott Pinkston, Marcy Rodenborn and Virginia Yanoff.

Lakewood Playhouse is located at 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood. Visit or call (253) 588-0042.

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