The Virtual Jack Benny Convention

The Beverly Hills Beavers:

  • Jimmy Baird
  • H.B. Barnum
  • Tiger Farfara
  • Harry Shearer (yes, Harry Shearer!)
  • Stuffy Singer
  • Beverly Washburn
  • John Wilder

The Violinists:

  • Stuart Canin (yes, Stuart Canin!)
  • Doris Dodge
  • Teresa Dodge
  • Talia Toni Marcus
  • Jay Rosen

The experts:

  • William Cairns
  • Zach Eastman
  • Kathy Fuller-Seeley
  • Johnny Holmes
  • Walden Hughes
  • Leonard Maltin
  • Geoffery Mark
  • John Matthews
  • Hope Sears

Cast family members:

  • Michael Rudolph, Bobby Blumofe, and Joanna Blumofe Meiseles (Jack’s grandkids)
  • Evangela (Eddie “Rochester”) Anderson
  • Maggie (Dennis Day) McEniry
  • Alice and Phyllis Harris
  • Noel (Mel) Blanc
  • Dennis (Andy) Devine
  • Kelly (Jimmy) Stewart

The Cast:

  • Ivan Curry
  • Joan Del Mar
  • Jeanine Roose (played Phil’s daughter)
  • Anne Whitfield (Ford Theatre “Horn Blows at Midnight”)
  • Richard Williams (Quiz Kids)

Plus recreations from:

  • Gregg Oppenheimer’s production of “The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show” with guest Jack Benny
  • Atlanta Radio Theatre Company doing a recreation and an original Benny script by Brad Strickland
  • And more in the works!

 

All times listed are Pacific Standard Time

Friday, 2/12

5:00 PM – Beverly Hills Beavers

6:45 PM – Break

7:00 PM – Jack Benny’s “Lost Broadcasts” of 1932: A panel discussion (and recreation)
with Kathy Fuller-Seeley, John Henderson, Darrel Lantz, Terry Phillips and special guest Todd Bentzel

Saturday, 2/13

9:00 AM – Welcome to Waukegan!

9:05 AM – If Jack did a Christmas Carol by Razzmatazz Radio

9:40 AM – Break

10:00 AM – Maggie (Dennis) Day

10:45 AM – Break

11:00 AM – Joan Del Mar, Ivan Curry, Anne Whitfield, Jeanine Roose

11:45 AM – Break

12:00 PM – Stuart Canin

1:00 PM – Break

1:30 PM – Alice and Phyllis Harris

2:15 PM – Break

2:30 PM – Atlanta Radio recreation – original script

3:15 PM – Jack Benny film legacy with Zach Eastman, Leonard Maltin, and Kathy Fuller-Seeley

4:15 PM – Break

4:30 PM – Richard Williams (Quiz Kids)

5:00 PM – Gregg Oppenheimer’s Burns and Allen recreation

6:30 PM – Break

7:00 PM – Kelly (Jimmy) Stewart

Sunday, 2/14

9:00 AM – Scarsdale High School recreation

9:45 AM – Break

10:00 AM – Evangela (Eddie) Anderson

10:45 AM – Break

11:00 AM – Atlanta Radio recreation

11:45 AM – Break

12:00 PM – Benny family panel

1:00 PM – The Young Violinists:  Toni Marcus, Doris Dodge, Teresa Dodge, and Jay Rosen

1:45 PM – Break

2:00 PM – What’s My Line with Geoffery Mark and Zach Eastman (concept by Scott Brill)

3:00 PM – Jack’s influence on comedians with Hope Sears

3:30 PM – Noel (Mel) Blanc

4:15 PM – Break

4:30 PM – Dennis (Andy) Devine

5:15 PM – Break

5:30 PM – Jack Benny in the 1940s with William Cairns

6:30 PM – The Glowing Dial with John Matthews

7:30 PM – “Tiger” Farfara (Beavers) interview (prerecorded)

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