Doctors and Psychologists agree, it’s time for Town Hall Tonight. The Peter VanSeetin orchestra plays, and his singers sing, Cry Baby Cry. In Town Hall News of the Week: Broadway theaters, and theatrical workers. The parade of characters is designed to highlight the slump in the acting world for the Summer season.
The slump has even affected bubble dancers. In spite of the woes, Summer Theater is expected to flourish. The Merrymacks sing, My Darling Clementine.
The band plays, the Peanut Vendor. Fred interviews a man who is part Indian. Ray Smith is a tour guide for hunting parties in the New england mountains. The fly fisherman gets a plug in for his store. The fishing and hunting conversation slips in a chance for Fred to make fun of Jack Benny.
The Ipana quartet sings, Wide Open Spaces.
After the station break. Portland arrives to read a post card from Harry vonzel, who is absent on a hunting trip. Fred is introduced to a gimmick that is supposed to help him get laughs. A human echo.
The Merrymacks sing, Polly Wolly Dooddle.
To transition after the commercial, the band plays a perky tune, before The Mighty Allen Art Players perform their tribute to song writers, The Music Publisher Needed a Tune. Fred is the music publisher who talks with his secretary about his successful songs. Next he deals with his song writers and singers. Songs and song ideas are pitched.
A neighbor complains that all the music has her parrot talking in swing music rhythms. Fred is still in search of the perfect tune to present to his client, but the most musical thing he’s heard all night is a sneeze.