This month State Street Theater (SST) Radio Series will feature online, “Baby Snooks and Daddy, Easter Suit,” a fun 10-minute comedy where Daddy needs a new suit but will Snooks ever let him leave? Thankfully, Snooks asks all the Easter questions you may have, and Daddy has the answers! The virtual show will be available for viewing through May.
Fanny Brice, the original “Funny Girl” from the Ziegfeld Follies, created Baby Snooks for vaudeville in 1912. Snooks and her exasperated Daddy, played by Hanley Stafford, were a perfect fit for radio and appeared on the air from 1936 to 1951.
The SST Radio Series is based on the 1940-50s radio shows. Scripts are read by actors and recorded into a show for viewing online. Unlike the radio shows of the 1940s, you’ll be able to watch the show on a screen with actors dressed to their parts.
The “Baby Snooks and Daddy Easter Suit” Episode first premiered on April 2, 1942. The State Street Theater Radio Cast will premiere its reproduction beginning Sunday, April 4, 2021.
To purchase a ticket to this fun 10-minute show, you can donate at https://www.givemn.org/story/Eastersuit. After your donation is completed, you will receive a link, which will be available to view online any time you like. All funds go back to support the theater and future programming.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
This activity is also made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.