FROM: WMPG Community Radio, Dale Robin Goodman – Development Director.

RE: The Beckoning, a Political Comedy Musical to benefit WMPG- Lucid Stage- Weds June 6 at 7:30




Right-wing talk kings attempt to sing, dance their way into progressive hearts


What happens when Glenn Beck's second banana falls in love with an outspoken Occupy Wall Street woman? And what is making this country so crazy lately?


Find out in "The Beckoning," a satirical political comedy musical starring (actor portrayals of) Beck, Rush Limbaugh, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Chris (and Dave) Matthews, and of course, an Occupy Wall Street camp and its members. And let's not forget Sarah Palin and many other surprise guests, including Mitt Romney, Blind Lemon Obama (a blues singer related to the prez) and friends.


A fast-paced, sharp-edged laugh fest, "The Beckoning" brings song parodies ("A Whiter Shade of Palin," "Eight Gays a Week," "Smooth Obaminator" among them), broadcast parodies of both Beck, Limbaugh and MSNBC including commercials in a multi-media format. “The Beckoning” features a live band and a cast that will keep you laughing as it filets modern politics and broadcast culture.


Written and directed by Dan Bernard, of whose last such performance critics said:

“Sharp-edged wit, well-executed, finely scripted, never a dull moment.” – Portland Phoenix

“Packs more laughs into 90 minutes than Saturday Night Live has delivered in the last decade. Excellent cast.” – Portland Forecaster


Bernard has penned and directed many full-cast audio theater-of-the-absurd comedies. His political comedy music and parody has played Toronto, Boston and southern Maine in both theaters and comedy clubs. His most recent screenplay was in collaboration with National Book Award winner Phillip Hoose.


This performance is presented as a benefit for WMPG Community Radio, the broadcast voice of the people of southern and central Maine. Broadcasting live 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, WMPG is a volunteer- operated, non-commercial radio station presenting a wide range of music, public affairs and news. With the completion of a recent campaign to boost the power to the 90.9 FM broadcast signal, WMPG now broadcasts loud and clear to all of southern Maine, much of central New Hamsphire.

More information about WMPG Community Radio is online at


Performance to benefit WMPG: Wednesday, June 6, 2012. 7:30 p.m.

Lucid Stage, Portland, ME

Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door