Season 3 Begins with a Bang!

Hello listeners, your intrepid producer Aimee Pavy here! I'm so excited to announce season 3 of Twelve Chimes It's Midnight and diligently working to bring you more suspenseful and spine tingling dramas to keep you on the edge of your seat!

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We start the season with a drama by Eddie Muller, a man who knows the dark better than almost anyone, as he is the Czar of Noir, the host of the Noir City Film Festival and Noir Alley on TCM. We brought to life his brutal tale "A Perfectly Obvious Explanation," originally staged as part of the 2011 Thrillpeddler's Shocktoberfest 12 "Fear Over Frisco." Listen out for Eddie’s cameo appearance in the episode!

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This episode features the wickedly elegant Jill Tracy as Dr. Lorrison. Jill’s music can be heard in two previous episodes (“On the Prowl” and “Ghost Crush 2”), but this is the first time we’ve heard her speak!

The cast also includes the incomparable Zelda Koznofski who appeared in the same role, Sherry, from the original Thrillpeddlers Shocktoberfest's staging of the play—she really tears it up!

The Thrillpeddlers was a huge influence of the birth of this radio drama podcast! “Sissies Stay Home!”

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Alexander Cukor and Brett Stillo once again lend their captivating voices to Twelve Chimes as Lucky and Frank. Alexander has such an amazing voice of gravel and butter...so glad he was available for another role! And Brett mentioned that he is often typecast as the milquetoast, so this time out, he took great glee in playing the heavy, and he's ooooh so great!

We roped in Scott Owen, an old time radio enthusiast, a friend, and a willing voice to jump in and voice the Police Officer! And regular Twelve Chimes actor Aaron Seymour ran the audio recording, stopping the actors every time a motorcycle or plane flew overhead (quite a noisy day for recording)!

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The haunting original artwork was created by Clyde J. Kell, who has created a number of pieces in tribute to old time radio!

And the closing music, added to lighten the tension, is the dark yet playful performance of the 1949 hit “Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)” by the notorious San Francisco big band Lee Presson & the Nails. The choice of this song is a nod to the setting of the play (1949) and to the classic radio show “Lights Out,” whose ominous opening always included the phrase “It is later than you think.”

 
 

We hope you’ll listen and enjoy “A Perfectly Obvious Explanation” and the many episodes available on our website or anywhere you listen to podcasts! And stay tuned for more to come!

Aimee Pavy
Live Show Thurs 9/27 + Season 3!
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It's not quite October, but we are excited to take you back to the 1930s and 40s and perform for you some of the weird & creepy stories from classic radio! This latest live show will feature two old time radio plays from the radio shows Lights Out and Quiet Please.
 
There were many many dark shows from the classic age of radio like The Witch's Tale, Dark Fantasy, Murder at Midnight, The Weird Circle, Inner Sanctum, Lights Out, and Quiet Please.
 
Join writer, musician, and all around lathario Brett Stillo and Twelve Chimes creator Aimee Pavy as they host an evening of chilling plays with musical numbers by lovely The Century Sisters! The Twelve Chimes players for the night will be the talented Sarah Leight, Crystal Why, J. Aaron Seymour, Aaron Doran, and Cameron Eng.
 
Come pour yourself a glass of wine, settle in amongst the books, and prepare yourself for some weirdness from the classic age of radio!

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Season 3 Coming Soon!

Our first episode of season 3 comes from the pen of the Czar of Noir, Eddie Muller! "A Perfectly Obvious Explanation" was originally staged as part of The Thrillpeddlers' Shocktoberfest 12. A dark noir about two brothers, a woman, missing money, and a doctor with a very large syringe! Coming in late October!

Aimee Pavy
Season 2, It's a Wrap!
 
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The concept of digging into your mind, coming up with a story, and then hearing it come to life with the help of talented voice actors and sound effects is a thrill unlike any I've ever experienced. I've been so happy to share that thrill with all the contributors who have joined me this season and of course with you, the listeners!!

A lot has happened in season 2: nine new episodes, a new website, this new newsletter, over 10k downloads, a mention in a Medium.com article, the return of the Charleton ghosts, new writers, new cast members, two live shows--the latest with live foley. So much good stuff!
-Aimee Pavy (director/ producer)

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Listen to Back Episodes

We've got 15 episodes for your listening pleasure, listen to them all! 

If you've heard them, which one's your favorite?  
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Tell a Friend or 2 or 3 or a hundred...

iTunes ratings are great, but word of mouth is the best way to expand our audience, find those people who don't yet know about the show, but might love it!
Show 'em this (Medium.com article)  

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Upcoming events

The turn out was so great on June 5th, we're planning to do another live show again very soon.

If you know someone who might love a live radio show, point them to our website to sign up for this newsletter.
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See you again soon...at midnight.

 
Aimee Pavy
A Website...Finally!!

Excited about finally having a website...all the cool kids have 'em! The take away from creating the blog, other than "Why am I not editing the latest episode...ahhhh!," is how many people have rallied around this project. What started out as a simple idea to give myself writing deadlines has turned into much more due to the talents and generosity of all involved! Please check out the Cast & Crew page, full of AWESOME people: actors, artists, musicians, photographers, singers, audio experts...

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Aimee Pavy