Author Archives: Ken Raabe

Morning Broke In

http://www.kenraabe.com/audio/Morning-Broke-In-On-Nostrils-OBlique.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  (SFX Birdsong several seconds) Narrator: Morning broke in on Nostrils O’Blique and beat him around the head and shoulders with shafts of golden sunlight. And the merry chirps of birds filtered … Continue reading

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The Candy Butcher (Vaudeville and Vixens)

At the Evanston Arts Depot in the autumn of ’08, Piccolo Theatre’s burlesque extravaganza, “Vaudeville and Vixens,” tapped Ralph G. Allen and Harry Rigby’s “Sugar Babies” for this bit. Additional material by the ensemble. Featuring Jessica Puller, Ken Raabe and … Continue reading

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Meet Me Around the Corner in Half an Hour (Vaudeville and Vixens)

Piccolo Theatre, Evanston, IL – “Vaudeville and Vixens,” fall ’08. This sketch is from Ralph Allen’s “The Best Burlesque Sketches,” with additional material by the ensemble. It features Ryan Musil, Ken Raabe, Dave Kelch, Chris Biddle, Jessica Puller, Leeann Zahrt, … Continue reading

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Court (The Best Burlesque Sketches)

The court sketch from Ralph Allen’s book, “The Best Burlesque Sketches,” with additional material from the Piccolo Theatre, Evanston, IL. Presented in the fall of 2008, featuring Ryan Musil, Chris Biddle, Ken Raabe, and Vanessa Hughes.

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Money (Vaudeville and Vixens)

Piccolo Theatre’s autumn ’08 production, “Vaudeville and Vixens,” included this sketch scripted by Ken Raabe and directed by John Szostek. It features Chris Biddle, Ken Raabe, Amy Gorelow, Liz Larsen, Ryan Hutton, David Kelch, Ryan Musil, and Leeann Zahrt.

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Electric Edward

http://www.kenraabe.com/audio/Electric-Edward.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  (SFX Music up: “Over The Sea” on carnival calliope) Narrator: At one time in the not-too-distant past, it was popular for young men to shock themselves with electric shock machines … Continue reading

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Neb’s Cave

http://www.kenraabe.com/audio/Nebs-Cave.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSImmediately the word was fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men, and ate grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his … Continue reading

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The Rollers

http://www.kenraabe.com/audio/The-Rolling-Man.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS(Anthemic Music) (Narrator) This is the story of a secret organization; a street gang made up almost entirely of people with non-functioning legs. It is the story of the founder and … Continue reading

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The Gargoyle’s Day Off

http://www.kenraabe.com/audio/Gargoyles-Day-Off.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS (SFX wind rising and falling for several seconds – a rainstorm begins) Narrator: (begins slowly in a soft, deep voice) Far above a dark river, at the top of a towering … Continue reading

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Aunt Panorama’s Ant-O-Rama

http://www.kenraabe.com/audio/Aunt-Panoramas-Ant-O-Rama-podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  (SFX Peppy concertina music up) Narrator: One day, way off in the green distance someplace there lived a very purposeful little old lady who stood in her daughter’s basement, and … Continue reading

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