Red River Radio Spotlight

Arts & Events across our area

Family Planning
Shreveport Little Theatre / Shreveport Little Theatre

Airs Friday, January 24, 2020, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Robert Alford, director of Family Planning and John Daniels, director of the New Voices series about these new productions taking place this weekend at Shreveport Little Theatre. Family Planning by Julia Edwards and Ripcord, part of the New Voices readers theater series. Family Planning will feature performances tonight at tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Ripcord will be read live This Saturday at 2 p.m.

Bill Beckett spoke with Laura Beeman Nugent and show music director Adam Philley, both with the Shreveport Little Theatre, who joined us in our Noel Foundation Studios to share about their new production of Miracle on 34th Street the Musical, filled with music and holiday spirit. This production opens tonight at 7:30 PM with addition performance this weekend, next weekend, and the weekend following Christmas. Shreveport Little Theatre located at 812 Margaret Place. For details and show times visit online the Shreveport Little Theater at or call (318) 424-4439. That’s (318) 424-4439.

“JD” by George Sewell
“JD” by George Sewell / “JD” by George Sewell

Airs Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with playwright George Sewell along with director Richard Folmer about an exciting new production coming to the Eastbank Theatre this weekend. The Bossier Arts Council and the Company Repertoire Theater present the two-act comedy titled “JD,” written by George Sewell. This “Readers Theater” performance takes place Saturday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Sunday, December 8, at 2 p.m. For details and tickets call the Bossier Arts Council at 318-741-8310.

Airs Friday, November 15, 2019, at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with conductor Michael Butterman and guest soloist Francisco Fullana about the next concert by the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra featuring violinist Francisco Fullana in Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5, the “Turkish.” Also on the concert is the Suite from “There Will Be Blood” by Greenwood and Schubert's Symphony No. 5. For complete details visit online the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra or call 318 - 227 - 8863.

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse - Shakespeare’s “The Tempest"
Marjorie Lyons Playhouse / Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

Airs Thursday, November 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with director Jim Warren, along with Heather Peak Hooper who plays Prospero, and Kennedy Wilcher who plays Caliban, about a new production at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” which opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. Additions show times are this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., next Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm; and there is a matinee performance this Sunday at 2 p.m. For complete details visit online the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse or call the box office at 318-869-5242.  

Shreveport Little Theatre - Casserole Girls
Shreveport Little Theatre - Casserole Girls / Shreveport Little Theatre - Casserole Girls

Airs Friday, November 1, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with John Daniels, artistic manager of the new voices series, and play writer Tracy Carnes. They shared with us about a new staged reading series at the Shreveport Little Theater called “New Voices,” with a new reading of The Casserole Girls by Shreveport Playwright Tracy Carnes, which takes place this Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. This production is free and open to all. Shreveport Little Theatre is located at located at 812 Margaret Place.

Airs Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Al Moore, Executive Director of Christian Service in Shreveport-Bossier and Rachel Scott from the Mission Marketplace, who joined him in our Noel Foundation Studios to share with us about this year’s Mission Marketplace and Poor Man’s Supper. The Mission Market Place opens with a shopper’s preview Friday evening, November 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and then the full market will be open on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Broadmoor Methodist Church located at Youree Drive and Albany in Shreveport. Then on Sunday, November 3, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The annual Poor Man’s Supper takes place at the Christian Service facility at 2346 Levy Street. For more information about the Mission Market Place, you can call 318-469-9646. For complete details on the Poor Man’s Supper visit Christian Service online, on Facebook, or call 318-221-4857.

Airs Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 11 a.m. Bill Beckett spoke with Pat Young & Allison Ray who joined him in our Noel Foundation Studio to discuss the Woman’s Department Club’s upcoming Antique & Collectibles Faire, to be held on Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19, at the Woman’s Department Club, located at 802 Margaret Place in Shreveport, just off Line Avenue. The event is free and open to all and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. For details call 318-222-4186.

Bill Beckett spoke with Robert Cruz, the director of music for a brand new production of “Into The Woods” by Stephen Sondheim, which open this Friday, October 11, and runs through October 20th.

Gary's Critter Crew
Gary Borders / Gary Borders

Airs Friday, September 20, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. This week commentator Gary Borders takes to the night shift, and his cats and dogs take note.