Podcasts From The Strand

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Monday, November 1, 2021 - 11:26am

Carve those pumpkins, don those masks, and go ahead and eat all the Kit Kats out of the candy bowl – as THE STRAND ON THE AIR returns on Halloween Night for its “All Treats – No Tricks” special! The latest installment in the Strand Theatre’s own radio variety show features Liz McLeod and the Strand Family Players, announcer Dan Bookham, and musical director Brittany Parker in a full sixty minutes of haunting laughs and shuddery tunes. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 11:16am

Originally broadcast in two parts on the Strand on the Air broadcasts of 6/27 and 8/29/2021. Written and directed by, and featuring, Liz McLeod, with Lili Bonarrigo and William Zall.

Monday, August 30, 2021 - 10:17am

Join Liz McLeod and the Strand Family Players, Brittany Parker, and Dan Bookham as we say goodbye to summer with an hour of music and laughs. “All Things Rescinded” will take a look at the challenges kids face as they zoom out of Zoom and back to the classroom, and you’ll meet the most fanatical fan of Fall that ever sipped a pumpkin-spice latte.

Monday, June 28, 2021 - 9:33am

Liz McLeod leads the Strand Family Players down the shore to frisk and and caper in the sunshine, Brittany Parker will dish up some appropriate summer melodies, Professor Dan Bookham will sing an ode to that season that’s oh-too-short, and we’ll welcome back Waldo County’s favorite old-time harmony team Patty Jackson and Rusty Blake for a brand-new picnic basket full of tunes.

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 10:16am

At long last, there’s light at the end of the tunnel – and if you don’t think so, we’ll set you straight! Tune in for more laughs with Liz McLeod and the Strand Family Players, and music from Brittany Parker. Join the intrepid journalists of All Things Rescinded for a look at what hoarders are doing now that there’s no need to hoard, and get the exclusive word from Mrs. Grunden on the vaccination experience! There’ll be another excursion into the poetic from the good Professor Dan Bookham, and down in Abysmal Point you’ll thrill to a real old-fashioned outdoor home talent show as the whole gang gets together to sing, argue, and juggle tomatoes while riding a unicycle! 

Monday, March 1, 2021 - 10:40am

Quit doomscrolling and start laughing! Join your house manager Liz McLeod, musical director Brittany Parker, announcer Dan Bookham, the Strand Family Players, and our special musical guests Freya, for a full hour of laughs and tunes.  You’ll hear a special “All Things Rescinded” examination of the Internet’s impact on a pandemic-weary public, featuring an exclusive first-time-ever interview with the actual Internet itself! And down in Abysmal Point, listen in as Mrs. Grunden and Lilita intervene to convince Gertie Crummett not to believe everything she sees on You Tube.

Monday, December 28, 2020 - 1:33pm

Join Liz McLeod, announcer Dan Bookham, and the Strand Family Players for a comic farewell to the year everyone can’t wait to kick out the door, and hear what happens down in Abysmal Point when Mrs. Grunden vows to forget everything that happened in 2020. There’ll be new music by Brittany Parker – and a unique Rehearsal-turned-Recital performance by some outstanding local jazz talent courtesy of the Midcoast Music Academy!

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 4:33pm
It’s all treats and no tricks for the STRAND ON THE AIR Halloween Special! This Fun-Size bag of Halloween laughs and tunes comes to you from Liz McLeod and the Strand Family Players, Brittany Parker, and Dan Bookham. Musical guests are mandolinist Jim Coffman of the Blake Rosso Band and New York based singer-songwriter Elizabeth May, last seen at the Strand in “Zodiac Math.”  

Don’t miss a special  extended-length visit to Abysmal Point, where Mrs. Grunden, Lilita, and Gertie confront the terrifying “Curse of Wilton Waldrop!”  And All Things Rescinded returns with an in-depth look at high-tech, socially distant Trick or Treating.

Broadcast on WRFR
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:55pm

Broadcast over WRFR, Rockland & Camden Maine. Presented by the Strand Theatre, the August edition features Liz McLeod and the Strand Family Players, Brittany Parker, Dan Bookham, and musical guest Peter Hynd of "Playin' Possum."

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 12:43pm

Broadcast July 26, 2020 over WRFR, Rockland, Maine. Sponsored by the Strand Theatre. Featuring Liz McLeod and the Strand Family Players, Brittany Parker, Dan Bookham, and guests Dusty & Joanna And Friends.

Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 7:00pm

Strand On The Air continues from home! This episode of our radio variety show from Rockland, Maine features Liz McLeod and the Strand Family Players, Brittany Parker, and musical guests Patty Jackson and Rusty Blake. Broadcast on WRFR Rockland.

Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 7:00pm

Due to coronavirus restrictions, we can't bring you a live show this time -- so our stalwart performers sent in their bits from home for this compiled edition. Written and produced by Strand House Manager Liz Mcleod, this Social Distancing Special features announcer Dan Bokham, music by Brittany Parker and the Blake Rosso Band, comday skits performed by Liz and Lili Bonarrigo, and special guest Poet Laureate Joanna Hynd. Broadcast over WRFR Rockland.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

Presented on Sunday, December 8 at 5pm at the Strand Theatre. Produced in the style of popular radio programs like A Prairie Home Companion and Live From Here, this 90 minute show included music, comedy, drama, and special guests, all performed in front of a live audience. 

This holiday-themed installment of Strand on the Air featured announcer Dan Bookham, music by Brittany Parker and the Blake Rosso Band, skits performed by the Strand Family Players, and special guests the bluegrass quartet Playin’ Possum.

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 11:00pm

Grab your shades, your beach blanket, and your sunscreen -- and celebrate summer at the Strand Theatre, recorded live direct from the stage on July 7, 2019 and broadcast over WRFR Rockland! The “Summer Fun Special,” is written and directed by Strand House Manager Liz McLeod, with the music of Strand Education Coordinator Brittany Parker and the Blake Rosso Band, announcer David Troup, and the Strand Family Players (Lili Bonarrigo, Scout Bookham, Billie Lawson, Kelsea Wotton, and William Zall). Special musical guests include Patty Jackson and Rusty Blake, Drive By Todd, and Galadria Scattaloni.

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

Led by Strand House Manager Liz Mcleod, this holiday-themed installment of Strand On The Air features announcer Dan Bookham, music by Brittany Parker and the Blake Rosso Band, skits performed by the Strand Family players, and special guests The Extension Chords from Midcoast Music Academy. Recorded in front of a live audience at the Strand Theatre on Dec. 16, 2018. Live radio brodcast over WRFR Rockland.

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