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Length 1 hour, 36 min.
Maureen Barnett (Three time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara) was once a singer renowned the world over. Now though, things couldn't get much worse. She's stuck performing in dives, her daughter hates her, and she’s recovering from a severe nervous breakdown that leaves her petrified in front of large crowds. Prospects couldn’t look bleaker, when in walks Amelia Storm (Academy Award winner Shirley Jones), an aging chanteuse, offering Maureen the ability to see into the future. Maureen reluctantly accepts and finds herself haunted by visions of something dreadful happening to her daughter Holly, who is soon abducted and held for ransom.
Enlisting the aid of a freshly retired policeman turned private eye named Henry Powell (Emmy winner Ed Asner), Maureen goes on a dangerous journey to get her daughter - and her confidence - back at all costs.
From its atmospheric opening to its shocking conclusion, RRCA’s Songbird is a sharp comic mystery filled with laughs, romance, two-fisted action, and winning performances from Shirley Jones, Ed Asner and Kelli O’Hara.


released October 1, 2011

Kelli O'Hara as Maureen Barnett
Ed Asner as Henry Powel
Shirley Jones as Ameila Storm

Produced by Radio Repertory Company of America

Written by Larry Weiner

Original orchestral score: Angelo Panetta

Maureen's songs:
Words by Larry Weiner
Music by Tom Hammer

Peace Anthem:
Words by Larry Weiner
Music by Paul Moran

Holly's Song
Words by Larry Weiner
Music by Angelo Panetta

Lida's Music
written and performed by Justin Chase

Sound Design/Editing/Mix: Angelo Panetta, Siara Spreen

Asst engineer: Siara Spreen, Christian Lagrotteria, Justin Chase, Kevin Cermak

Cover Illustration: Douglas Shuler

Graphic Design: Liz Bradley

Jeff: Kevin Crawley
Holly: Deanna Selvaggio
Bartender: Michael Burkett
Doc: D J Vogel
Host: Daniel Shapiro
Heckler: Michael Burkett
Barney: Tom Dheere
Airport PA: Bob Hunt
Dr. Hill: Larry Weiner
Hair Dresser: Sydney Rhoads
Message therapist: Sydney Rhoads
Sergeant Donny Bosko: Bob Hunt
Officers: Ken Levy, Bob Hunt, Josh Oberndorf, Michael Burkett
Lita: Trish Basanyi
Pan handler: Paul Payton
Street vendor: Michael Burkett
Mailman: Tom Dheere
Anna: Margie Druss Fodor
Old Lady: Margie Druss Fodor
Computer: Trish Basanyi, Mike McGonegal
Dispatch: Sydney Rhoads
Hospital Announcer: Sydney Rhodes
Kid: Josh Oberndorf
Thug: Daniel Shapiro
Mimi: Margie Druss Fodor
Snitch: Bob Arsena
Hospital Doctor: Bob Arsena
Nurse: Margie Druss Fodor
Dr Holiday: Daniel Shapiro
Taxi Driver: Mike McGonegal
Cheerleader: Tina Matta
Sports announcer: Bob Arsena
Helen Trent: Trish Basanyi
Helen Greer: Jenna Rocca
Waitress: Tina Matta

Crowd: Michael Burkett, Angelo Panetta, Larry Weiner, Tom Dheere, Jon Duclos, Deanna Selvaggio, Kevin Crawley


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Formed in 1995, Radio Repertory Company of America is an audio production company committed to the creation of original works made directly for audio.

RRCA uses large casts with modern "movie like" music & sound effects to bring you whole new worlds of adventure on the biggest screen of all -- your imagination.
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