Onus Playhouse

Onus Playhouse

For Season Three of the Onus Playhouse podcast presents “Dark Lullaby,” the second episodic musical podcast (Season One was the FIRST episodic musical podcast "All is Forgiven") which lends itself even more to the radio play format. This production also stars Dayna Renee Donovan, Joobs, Ernesto Moncada, Kristen Saggau, Serene Dominic and of course San Jacinto Prison Band who reprise their original role as the musical’s pit band. It's got music! Noir moodiness! Accidental killings! There will be seven episodes in all, released weekly from November 1 to December 13. If you prefer binging them all at once, you will be able to in…yes, seven weeks.

Episodes

December 31, 2021 22 min

Reynold is brought to justice for his ghastly crimes and pays the ultimate price, whatever the hell that means!
 

CAST
Tom Reynolds - Serene Dominic
Warden Crosley - Jim Dustan
Joanna -  Kristen Saggau
Jemsek - Andrew Jemsek
Voices of School Children -Anna Maria Sanchez 

Narrator -  Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker

Songs in this episode include "You're Gonna Know All About Me ( Reprise), " "So Help Me Jesus" and "Detour."...

Share
Mark as Played

Reynolds hides out in a town that has gone to the dogs, or rather one dog with pink fur and a rabid following named Fancy.   We'll learn about Bill Fishoff and his family and almost nothing about Psychic Bobby, the telepathic bounty hunter from Wichita Falls.

CAST
Tom Reynolds - Serene Dominic
Bill Fishoff - Mark Stinson
Honeybell Fishoff  -  Kristen Saggau
Riley Fishoff - Chris Doyle
Father Merv - Paisley Yanklovich
Psychic Bobby...

Share
Mark as Played

Reynolds form an uneasy alliance with Lyndetta and attempt selling Roscoe Des Moines' cream-colored Cadillac. They hole up at the Blue Willow Motel outside of Phoenix and waste no time in pretending to be a -married couple and finding out more about their actual lives.

CAST
Tom Reynolds - Serene Dominic
Lyndetta - Dayna Donovan
Narrator -  Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker

Songs in this episode include " Peek-A-Boo" and "Why I Don&...

Share
Mark as Played

Reynolds takes on another man’s identity and comes across another man’s nightmare, in the form of a troublesome dame named Lyndetta. She has Reynold's number and never tires telling him that very number is finally up.

CAST
Tom Reynolds - Serene Dominic
Lyndetta - Dayna Donovan
Gas Attendant  -  Anthony Liccesse
Narrator -  Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker

Songs in this episode include " I Don't Like You, Mister" and "Married ...

Share
Mark as Played

Reynolds blows his job playing third siranghi from the left at a new Indian Restaurant called The Jolly Raja. Then he decides to go to Pasadena to be with Joanna again and takes an ill-fated ride with Roscoe Des Moines, a conspicuous King of the Road as ever there was one. And along the way, he learns no one will believe a penniless hitch-hiker.

Tom Reynolds - Serene Dominic
Joanna -  Kristen Saggau
Mr. Punabi - Ernesto Moncada
Mr. Sun...

Share
Mark as Played

How do you steel yourself against a random universe that seems determined to turn you into an accidental killing machine? Onus Playhouse attempts to answer that question with Dark Lullaby, the Serene Dominic musical directed for the stage by Sheri Amourr for four performances in downtown Phoenix  in  2018. Our story begins in 1989 at San Jacinto Federal Prison, which periodically invites troubled teens from Lymon Juvenile Detention...

Share
Mark as Played

In this second part of this episode, Serene speaks frankly about his worst-ever album or least loved album anyway. Cutting Tailor Modern is the sixth of eight albums he recorded for the RPM Challenge in the month of February, 2015 (where you record a whole album in 28 days).  It didn't get released so much as it escaped, with Serene trying to get other people to record the individual songs as Onus Records' Single of the Wee...

Share
Mark as Played

In the first part of this two-part episode, Serene speaks frankly about his worst-ever album or least loved album anyway. Cutting Tailor Modern is the sixth of eight albums he recorded for the RPM Challenge in the month of February, 2015 (where you record a whole album in 28 days).  It didn't get released so much as it escaped, with Serene trying to get other people to record the individual songs as Onus Records' Single of ...

Share
Mark as Played

In this solo episode, Serene talks about For Your Extreme Convenience, the fifth of eight albums he recorded for the RPM Challenger in the month of February, 2014. In this album, every song either takes place in an office or is work related. Song subjects include office lovers going against their employee handbook that prohibits them from content writing, writing songs for soon-to-be-ex girfriends, working for your baby, brownnosin...

Share
Mark as Played

In this solo episode, Serene talks about For Your Extreme Convenience, the fifth of eight albums he recorded for the RPM Challenger in the month of February, 2014. In this album, every song either takes place in an office or is work related. Song subjects include office lovers going against their employee handbook that prohibits them from dating, office pranksters, rush hour, desktop anti-stress zen gardens and Power Point!

Songs in...

Share
Mark as Played

Reynolds takes an ill-fated ride with Roscoe Des Moines, a conspicuous King of the Road is as ever there was one. And along the way, he learns no one will believe a penniless hitch-hiker.

CAST
Tom Reynolds - Serene Dominic
Roscoe Des Moines - Joobs
Joanna -  Kristen Saggau
Mr. Punabi - Ernesto Moncada
Narrator -  Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker

Songs in this episode include "Cream Colored Cadillac, " "All That Gorgeous Going To Waste&#...

Share
Mark as Played

The bonus episode of this Onus Playhouse podcast highlights the hidden tracks and outtakes of  the Serene Dominic album, Speculation, recorded in the month of February 2013 and tinkered with until he stopped and released it, if you can call it that, on August 13, 2013.
Songs include "Wearing Out My Welcome," "Juggernaut," "I Love You More Than The Town," "The Loner's Code,"  "Much Too Much Wo...

Share
Mark as Played

The latest episode of this Onus Playhouse podcast highlights more of  the Serene Dominic album, Speculation, released August 13, 2013. In Part 2, Serene and co-host Steve Asetta  run down the next seven songs of a record Serene used to delight  in telling people is a better album than Rumours. Find out what Speculation track our hosts  consider Less Killer and More Filler, what delivery system  Serene first discovered  and fell in ...

Share
Mark as Played


The latest episode of this Onus Playhouse podcast highlights another Serene Dominic album, Speculation, released August 13, 2013. In Part 1, Serene and co-host Steve Asetta  run down the first six songs of  the Speculation album, a record Serene used to delight  in telling people is a better album than Rumours, a view  no one drawing breath has ever shared. But it is nay bad and its conceptual theme placing  music front and center ...

Share
Mark as Played

Serene and Steve tackle the last six songs (plus a hidden track - aww, the wonders of the compact disc) of  the Winter Trance Party album, a song cycle that originally set out to be the soundtrack to a children's story Serene wrote about a bunch of kids that communicate with the dead rock stars, specifically those who perished during  of the Winter Dance Party of 1959 when a charter plane crashed in a frozen cornfield and took ...

Share
Mark as Played

Serene and Steve survey the first six songs of  the  Winter Trance Party album, a song cycle that originally set out to be the soundtrack to a children's story Serene wrote about a bunch of kids that communicate with the dead rock stars, specifically those who perished during  of the Winter Dance Party of 1959when a charter plane crashed in a frozen cornfield and took the lives of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper. ...

Share
Mark as Played

Here Serene and Steve run down the final six songs of Serene's figurative double album, the  24 Originals Happening Now album, which was modeled after a 1967 TV record album offer called  24 Original Happening Hits. This miracle of science crammed 24 songs onto two sides of vinyl by severely editing and prematurely fading out all your favorites. Musical genres covered on this last installment  include 80s technopop, Steampunk (...

Share
Mark as Played

Here Serene and Steve run down side 3 of Serene's figurative double album, the  24 Originals Happening Now album, which was modeled after a 1967 TV record album offer called  24 Original Happening Hits. This miracle of science crammed 24 songs onto two sides of vinyl by severely editing and prematurely fading out all your favorites. Musical genres covered on this baker's half dozen  include bubblegum, Philly Soul, goodtime ...

Share
Mark as Played

Here Serene and Steve run down side 2 of Serene's figurative double album, the  24 Originals Happening Now album, which was modeled after a 1967 TV record album offer called  24 Original Happening Hits. This miracle of science crammed 24 songs onto two sides of vinyl by severely editing and prematurely fading out all your favorites (at least Australians saw the sense in deleting four tracks to accommodate 20 Original Happening ...

Share
Mark as Played

Here Serene and Steve run down the first six songs of what would figuratively be  a double album on vinyl, the  24 Originals Happening Now album, which was modeled after a 1967 TV record album offer called  24 Original Happening Hits. This miracle of science crammed 24 songs onto two sides of vinyl by severely editing and prematurely fading out all your favorites, which K-Tel also did later on. Serene has a back history for each of...

Share
Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    The Daily

    This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

    Morbid: A True Crime Podcast

    It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

    Connect

    © 2022 iHeartMedia, Inc.