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The Kelly Ventura

The Kelly Ventura

By Kelly Ventura
New audio plays based on classic stories and podcasts from thekellyventura.com! Each story and podcast episode is produced by Kelly Ventura. Kelly has performed in over 100 theatre productions over the last 30 years. Kelly lives in Central CA with his wife, daughter, and their rescue dog.
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Dark Stories We Tell: “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe
Ready for Halloween? “Dark Stories We Tell” is an anthology series featuring stories of the supernatural, mysterious, and macabre. Episode One: “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, a fully dramatized version of the classic poem, read by Kelly Ventura.
09:49
October 12, 2021
“The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”
Episode Three: “Revenge” Dr. Thomas Lanyon is the only one who knows the true relationship between Jekyll and Hyde. But this revelation may cost him his life. Jekyll begins to formulate a plan to destroy Hyde while Utterson pleads with Jekyll to find another way to deal with this monster. See the face behind the voice. Download our virtual program at www.thekellyventura.com and meet the cast! This story is experienced best on stereo headphones or speakers. If you enjoyed this show please rate us on Apple Podcasts. And for more shows like this, visit us at thekellyventura.com. Due to brief mild language and scenes of violence (including suicide) parental guidance is suggested for young listeners.
33:42
May 17, 2021
“The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”
Episode Two: “Chief of Sinners” Gabriel Utterson uncovers more evidence to the murder of Sir Danvers Carew. The true identity of Mr. Hyde is finally revealed, sending Dr. Jekyll into a dark existence of extreme seclusion. Only his friend Gabriel Utterson can save him. See the face behind the voice. Download our virtual program at www.thekellyventura.com and meet the cast! Episode Three will be available May 17, 2021. This story is experienced best on stereo headphones or speakers.
27:04
May 10, 2021
Kelly Ventura Backstage “Guitar Hero”
Episode 5 of Kelly Ventura Backstage features Jack Patino. Jack escaped jury duty just for this show and Kelly and Lauren talk about Jack’s affection for guitars, his love of theatre, and his especially heartfelt advice for student actors.
41:23
May 4, 2021
“The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”
Episode One: “Darkness Gathers” Gabriel Utterson embarks on an adventure that leads him to discover how much power Mr. Hyde has over his long time friend Henry Jekyll. What is this dark influence? A past sin? A private disgrace? Utterson will not rest until he saves his friend. See the face behind the voice. Download our virtual program at www.thekellyventura.com and meet the cast! Episode Two will be available May 10, 2021. This story is experienced best on stereo headphones or speakers.
25:44
April 27, 2021
Kelly Ventura Backstage “The Cow Was Spectacular!”
In Episode 4 entitled “The Cow Was Spectacular” Kelly and Lauren talk with special guest Thomas Nance. They discuss Tom’s history in theater and how his experiences on stage have shaped him into the person he is today. You will enjoy his “behind the scenes” stories. (“Fight on, D’Artagnan!”) Tom is an exceptional individual who always puts a positive spin on life, and you will be inspired when you hear the reason why he loves performing.
38:25
April 19, 2021
Kelly Ventura Backstage “Mountain Dew and a Missing Necklace”
In Episode 3 we chat with Isabella O’Keefe about what motivates her to excel and succeed at so many endeavors both on stage and off stage. We also talk about her work with the Kennedy Center on a regional and national level. Isabella is one of those actors who has done the work and is seeing the results of her efforts. You will be inspired by her advice for younger student actors.
37:00
April 5, 2021
Kelly Ventura Backstage “Thunder Clap Hap Hadden”
In Episode 2, Kelly and Lauren talk with special guest Chris Lopez. Chris started in local theatre and has since appeared in prime time shows such as “Grownish”, “Criminal Minds”, “Lucifer”, and “Young Sheldon”. On this episode they discuss how hard work pays off no matter what the industry.
32:47
March 30, 2021
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
A trailer for the upcoming audio play “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” coming April 26, 2021. Everyone has two natures: good and evil. Which is yours?
01:08
March 26, 2021
The Legend of King Arthur Episode 2
In this episode, “Excalibur and The Lady of The Lake” Arthur is crowned King, faces his first enemy, and takes up the sword Excalibur for the first time!
10:43
March 26, 2021
Kelly Ventura Backstage “Hair On Fire”
In Episode 1, Kelly and Lauren chat with local actor Russ Roberson. Together they talk about how dedication and determination can help an actor stay busy in theater.
23:53
March 16, 2021
Kelly Ventura: Backstage Welcome to the show!
Kelly began directing shows when he was eighteen. That was a long time ago. And over the years he’s been blessed to work with talented actors. In this podcast Kelly catches up with past cast members, talks about their work and what they’re doing now. You’ll enjoy the incredible stories these amazing individuals have to share!
01:01
March 6, 2021
The Legend of King Arthur Episode 1
Embark on an epic adventure as young Arthur becomes King of England! Based on the book “King Arthur And His Knights” by Maude L Radford. From modern day Super Heroes to Jedi Knights, they all share one thing in common: the classic Arthurian legend.  Visit our website www.thekellyventura.com for an online study guide for students.
15:21
January 8, 2021
A Christmas Carol
Based on the original story by Charles Dickens. This audio play is abridged and performed by Kelly Ventura. Since 2005 Kelly has performed this as a one person performance piece across the U.S. This abridgment is based on that show. For young listeners, parental guidance is suggested due to some frightening moments.
49:11
December 29, 2020
The Dying Detective - A Sherlock Holmes Story
Sherlock Holmes is near death from a highly contagious virus and Watson must race across London to secure the services of the only man in London who can save his friend!
34:06
December 16, 2020