Those of us who were born a little too late to experience the  good old days of OTR (Old Time Radio) first hand will still be familiar with the movie ‘A Christmas Story’ and Ralphie’s  ongoing quest for his much anticipated Little Orphan Annie decoder ring. During the Orphan Annie show the announcer would read the mystery code and if you were a member of her secret club and had her decoder ring you could decipher the secret message for the evening. What fun!

Well…Twilight Radio Theatre is ALL ABOUT fun! And just to take it one-step-of-fun further we have thrown in a prize as well! So…during all Twilight Radio Theatre LIVE shows our announcer will be reading the TRT mystery code and those audience members with a TRT Secret Decoder Wheel can decipher the message for a chance to win 2 Season Passes to see Twilight Radio Theatre at The Surf Lodge on Gabriola.

Now…how do you get this TRT Secret Decoder Wheel you ask? Become a member of the TRT Fan Club by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to TRT. It is that easy! Twilight Radio Theatre will then send you the entire membership kit: the TRT secret decoder wheel, cartoon fridge magnet and official membership certificate.

Watch our TRT Fan Club Video for the address and a free bonus code.

Remember…our first shows of the 2018/2019 season will be October 24th and 25th at the Surf Lodge. Be sure to send in for your TRT Fan Club membership today in order to have your TRT Secret Decoder Wheel in hand. Each show is a chance to win!

2016 was a keen year for the kids at T.R.T. Along with our successful season of sold-out home-shows, at the historical Surf Lodge here on Gabriola, we also built a website, made a promo video, got ourselves our own TRT jingle, finally bought the coveted ring generator to make that ol’ 1940’s phone ring right on stage and…David turned us into a cartoon!Twilight Radio Theatre Cartoon

Throughout the summer we worked up our road show and were delighted to perform it for the very first time in the posh Charlie White Theatre at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney, B.C.

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In the fall we collaborated with Crimson Coast Dance Society and many generous and hard-working volunteers to put on a retro themed joint fundraiser, the likes of which Nanaimo had never seen! It was a wonderful evening full of radio theatre, swing dancing, and all sorts of 40’s themed fun. Check out these photos from our photo booth. Kudos to David Botten for creating this wonderful Packard convertible facade.



As the months flew by we purchased and built many new sound effects and props to make the show all-that-much-more fun. sfx-011 And as if we weren’t blessed enough, many of our friends gave us glorious vintage gifts: an actual vintage radio, incredibly classic and classy costume pieces, a whole set of Old Time Radio cassette tapes and a well-loved retro suitcase to haul all our FX from town to town. T.R.T. has the best friends! We are incredibly lucky…and very grateful for your generosity!


We capped off the year by playing 4 sold out shows at the 5-star Oak Bay Beach Hotel over the Christmas season, performing our last show on Christmas Eve! This hotel offe15665711_1094813410627133_1497119664619214255_nrs the ultimate in luxury and service, folks and the cast of TRT can attest to that and more. They created such a beautiful festive ambiance for their guests and treated us so well we never wanted to leave.

So…what are our New Year’s resolutions you ask?

Why…to cherish our friends, to keep the entertainment coming and to introduce the art of Old Time Radio Theatre to a whole new generation of listeners.

Thanks to all the radio theatre fans for giving us such a wonderful year. All the best for a healthy and joyful 2017!

Kath, Chris, David and Tina