What is Signal Boost?
Join us every week as we "Signal Boost" new music, podcast episodes, musical revues, and unique online experiences featuring familiar faces and new voices. These programs are offered for free, online, and available in a multitude of platforms. Some programs are only available for a limited time, so RSVP to receive reminders when new content goes up, and a warning before it comes down.
- Weekly concerts on Music Mondays
- The Melissa Gilbert Learning Hour Podcast every-other Wednesday
- Friday Night Fixes with new and familiar faces doing the unexpected
- The Olney Home Hour, monthly revues beginning in December that celebrate the seasons with an ensemble of OTC talent and special guests
New programs are being added all the time, so keep your antennae up, more exciting details to come soon!
Signal Boost is supported in part by Creative Sponsors Lois Taylor and Stephen Simpson.
Now Playing and Coming Soon:
Friday, February 12 at 8:00 pm
Featuring Special Guest Host Alan Muraoka
Friday, February 12 at 8:00 pm
Grab your sweetie and settle in for an evening of romance, passionate ballads, and the folly of love. Guest Host Alan Muraoka is best known as "Alan" the proprietor of Hooper’s Store on Sesame Street for the past 20 seasons. Olney audiences however also know as a director of past seasons' shows Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific and Once On This Island. He'll join our ensemble of Jessica Lauren Ball, Jay Frisby, Eleasha Gamble, and Bobby Smith for songs, skits, and an all-around good time.
Monday, February 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Music Mondays with Jordan Friend
Jordan Friend is a DC-based director, performer and singer-songwriter, as well as the Founding Artistic Director of 4615 Theatre Company. His music mixes adventurous melodies with sharp, character-driven lyrics. He is currently in performances for OLD SOUL, a new solo musical he wrote and composed, which tells the story of two "missing years", and his attempt to recover memories through songwriting. For his Music Mondays show, Jordan will perform some of his own material, including a song from his musical, plus a few covers of Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and more. If you want to check out the virtual run of OLD SOUL, performances (via interactive video call) run through March 7th, and tickets are available now at www.4615theatre.com
Monday, February 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Music Mondays with In the Valley
Since 2018, "James & Katie" Johnson have performed across stages throughout the Capital Region as a folk-pop cover band. The married singer-songwriters are now releasing new music each month under the moniker "In The Valley." The duo offer a hybrid blend of dissonant, indie melodies and lo-fi-pop rhythms. In The Valley music is reminiscent of Oh Wonder, Billie Eilish, and Noah Gundersen. You can hear the music on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music.
Friday, February 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm
Black Gay Magic- an homage to trailblazing Black Queer artists and a celebration of those who forge new frontiers.
Featuring performances by some of DC's queer talent including Justin Weaks (he/him) and Garnet Williams (she/her/they), with musical performances by DJ YungUptown (he/his), Tẹmídayọ Akibu (they/them) and Litty Official (they/them), and a special drag performance by Haus of Boots, DJ YungUptown, and Litty Official.
Join #TeamTOOMuch in this celebration of Black History within the LGBTQIA community.
DJ Yunguptown (He/ His)
David Singleton aka Tiara Missou (he/hers)
Solomon Parker aka Echinacea Monroe (he/hers)
Justin Weaks (he/him)
Garnet Williams (she, her, they)
Signal Boost programs are provided at low or no cost thanks to charitable contributions from our sponsors. You can support us with your donation. For sponsorship of a specific program or artist please contact Wes Meekins at firstname.lastname@example.org