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Alamo, The
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Alamo, The

Author : Jerry Robbins
Performed By : Colonial Radio Theatre
Publisher : Colonial Radio Theatre On The Air
Duration : 1 hour 17 minutes
Type : Audio Theater
American
Drama
American
Price : $5.95
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Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, William Travis, and 16-year-old David Cummings fight to the bitter end in this spectacular epic production of one of the worlds most famous battles.

"The Alamo, presented here for the first time as a radio dramatization, is a professional production that uses talented actors, realistic sound effects, and an able musical score to tell a story. Much like a good book, it will transport you to another place and time where you become more than a casual observer. The Colonial Radio Theater players are story tellers and boy do they tell a whopping good story ..." - Randell Tarin, Alamo De Paris.

"Jerry Robbins once again uses historical sources to create a dramatic experience...chillingly authentic, with true to life characterizations." - Dean Carlisle, The All Star Review, 1999

Sleeve Notes:

I, like many, have always had a certain fascination with the battle of the Alamo, Specifically. I can remember even from a very young age, wondering why so few would remain in a crumbling adobe mission against so many, I had seen the movies, and in doing so, never really found the answer. This battle is clouded in so many layers of myths and legends, that it is only through books that one can get the real picture. I wrote the script to this production determined to keep the historical stereotypes off the pages and to try and tell the story as close to fact as I possibly could. When the recording session ended on a wintry January afternoon ... the cast was silent ... in a way stunned by the way the story unfolded. Some thought they now better understood the reasons so many stayed knowing nothing lay before them but death.

So, listen to the story ... feel the atmosphere, absorb the moods and decisions ... put yourself there ... within those walls ... and when Travis asks you on the eve of what many felt would be the final assault ... ask yourself ... do I stay? Or do I leave? What would you do? I am curious. The gate is now opened ... welcome to the Alamo.

The Colonial Radio Players:

Some scenes may be too intense for children.
WOW...Talk about intense!
5
Bob from Colorado - 01 Jun 2004
Probably no event in American history has as much pure drama as the story of the Alamo...(well maybe Custer's last stand comes close). This program is awesome. It follows a much lesser known character (a yount volunteer from New England), which gives it a very interesting perspective. The acting and script are both top notch, and the sound effects and music are incredible. I am soooo glad I was not with them that day...but it makes you appreciate those that gave it their all fighting for a cause they believe in. Audio entertainment does not get much better than this. Oh, and some scenes may be too intense for children.
In Texas we like it BIG!
5
Jim from texas - 14 Mar 2005
The Colonial Radio has created the ultimate BIG program about our beloved Alamo. The facts were totally correct, and the drama was wonderful. If you saw the recent movie, you might find this version even more satisfying. So, even if you live in one of those puny states...Remember the Alamo...and God bless Texas!
This is the definitive version!
5
John Roach from Kingston - 10 Aug 2006
I must admit while growing up I thrilled to John Wayne's "The Alamo" and still do to some extent, but if it's thrills you want and a factual account look no further my friends! Jerry Robbins and The Colonial Radio Theatre On The Air has come up with one in a many excellent line in historical drama. You can feel the desperation and sweat in the character's voices and swear you're right there holding a line as hundreds of Santa Anna's troops run over the top of you. This should be in every history teacher's repetoire for teaching kids about history in a fascinating and factual way. Check it out folks. Jerry Robbins and The Colonial Radio Theatre On The Air delivers and right on money!

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