27 minutes | Oct 31, 2020

Episode 6: All a Part of the Show

Defying the direct orders of Davidson Taylor and CBS, The Mercury Theatre on the Air puts on the greatest Halloween show to ever play on broadcast radio.    Cast Ari Stidham as Orson Welles Keaton Talmadge as Ora Nichols Jim Brannigan as John Houseman Oscar Jordan as Davidson Taylor Courtney Reece as Anne Froelick Christopher Hodge as Howard Koch Rama Vallury as Paul Stewart Ben Birmingham as Announcer and Various Radio Performers Stephanie Langford as Mother, Churchgoer#3, and Reporter #4 David Dean as Father, Officer #3 Aubrey Clyburn as Churchgoer #2 Michael Baran as Pastor and Sargent Jarrad Green as Various Radio Performers, Officer #2, Reporter #1 Chris Boike as Officer #1 Allegra Rodriguez Shivers as Officer #4 and Reporter #3 Produced by: Casey Hammons Daniel Patton Jordan Stidham S. Christian Roe   Sound Editing by Jason Crowe   Original Compositions by JD O’Dea   Supplemental tracks and sound effects were provided by EpidemicSound.com   “There You’ll Be” by Howard Harper-Barnes “Steps in Time” by Golden Age Radio “Etude No 1 For or String Quartet” by Peter Sandberg “Piano Concerto 1 in B Flat Minor” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky   Featuring Snippets of the actual “War of the Worlds” Broadcast.
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