The Final Broadcast
One of the things I'm always impressed by with Tony's radio plays is the way that he pulls them all together. I recorded all my lines completely alone, without any of the other cast members or any idea of the kinds of sound effects Tony would add in. That can be a little strange, wondering if you're pitching your performance at a 7 when everyone else is at a 10, unsure of whether your reactions are appropriate, etc. Listening to it, however, I don't think you can tell that all the lines were recorded separately at all--it sounds that cohesive. Also, the sound effects are awesome--and I love the crackles and pops that Tony inserted to give it the sound of an old recording.
And I have to give a big shout-out to my husband, Matt, who is making his own Radio Debut as Hal! Matt recorded his lines while I was out of the house, and about halfway through the recording process I got a text that said, "Wow, I hope the neighbors don't call the police with all my terrified shouting."
So, in other words, you might want to leave the lights on while you listen . . .