Travel guru Rick Steves in 1-night radio theater gig

EDMONDS — Seattle Radio Theatre heads north to Edmonds Center for the Arts for a show at 8 p.m. Dec. 9 at the center, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds.

Premiering its first performance of the screwball holiday romp, “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” the group is welcoming a guest performer, lifelong Edmonds resident and travel guru Rick Steves.

The plot involves an egotistical and demanding media personality stranded on Christmas Eve with a kindly Northwest family. In Marx Brothers-fashion, chaos ensues.

Celebrating its 15th year, the nonprofit Seattle Radio Theatre does its plays live on stage for radio audiences.

Productions feature music, old-time sound effects and voice talent that includes Northwest media personalities such as Pat Cashman, Tracey Conway, John Curley, Dave Ross, Jim Dever, Lee Callahan and John Maynard.

Fun sidenote: Dever plays Everett Herald reporter Bert Jefferson.

Seattle Radio Theatre was launched in 2000 with a holiday show featuring Chris Wedes, longtime Edmonds resident and revered children’s TV icon J.P. Patches.

All seats are $12. For information, call 425-275-9595.

The Everett-based radio station KSER will rebroadcast the show later in December.

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