DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL
A remotely controlled entertainment
Created by Eric Rockwell and Margaret Rose
Original Music and Lyrics by Eric Rockwell
Directed by Margaret Rose
"DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL has a definite nostalgic appeal, but beyond the nostalgia, this is just great, silly, wonderful fun. Rockwell and Rose underpin it with a wry, ironic wit that puts some edge on the froth, making it unabashedly just what it is. And what it is is hilarious."
What happens when Fred Flintstone, Jane Hathaway, Gilligan and Howdy Doody all share the stage with a girl who's lost inside her television set? What happens when this girl can't find a way back to reality? DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL provides the answers, along with a lot of lighthearted musical fun.
This fast-paced piece of contemporary vaudeville is written for a cast of six, features over twenty favorite TV theme songs, and revolves around the story of Dottie Dale, a waitress whose greatest wish comes true when she slips through the twilight zone into TV Land.
DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL premiered at the Timbers Dinner Theater in Mt. Gretna, PA. Later, an expanded version of the show was produced in New York City, where it won rave reviews, a MAC nomination and a cult following.
"I loved DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL and I think you will, too. See it and laugh."