On V-E Day, in May 1945, CBS aired Norman Corwin’s On A Note Of
Triumph, an hour-long poetic rumination on World War II that examined
the meaning of the victory over Nazism and what the future held for the
Carl Sandburg called it "... a vast announcement, a terrific
interrogatory, one of the all-time great American poems." Billboard
magazine lauded it as "the single greatest — and we use ‘greatest’ in
its full meaning — radio program we ever heard."
For the 60th anniversary of the broadcast, the Los Angeles Radio Drama
Network re-creates this masterpiece as a radio production on stage, with
its swaggering eloquence, evocative sound effects, and Bernard Herrmann’s
powerful musical score.
Among the cast are John Achorn, Dave Cox, Dale Evans, Michael Gough,
Gretchen Johnson, Mitchell Landsberg,
Stuart Lubin, Jesse Mackey,
James Napoli, Melinda Peterson, Phil Proctor, and Yuri Rasovsky. Presented in
association with the Antaeus
Company. Directed by Tony Palermo. Hosted by Steve Bell. Sound
design/engineering by Lawrence Everson.
Mr. Corwin will introduce the performance and discuss the program
The concluding passage to "On A
Note Of Triumph"
ADVANCE TICKETS: Available via TicketWeb at (866) 468-3399 or
www.ticketweb.com or at the Skirball
Admission Desk. The venue is the 350-seat Magnin Auditorium.
Skirball Cultural Center 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90049
Located off the 405, near the Getty Center. At Mulholland &
Directions to the Skirball Cultural Center
Parking is free, in the lot on Sepulveda across from the Skirball.