ICKY: A Radio Musical
Created During the Pandemic Lockdown.
The Children’s Hour Inc. presents…
ICKY: A Radio Musical
Way back in the days before the end of The Big Sick, students everywhere were forced to stare at computer screens featuring live video feeds of their classmates. This was happening in bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens across the country and the world. With the help (and the subconscious musings) of a dreamer named Halley, a team of super heroes discover that unity and togetherness can get them through any sicky situation.
Listen now to ICKY: A Radio Musical
We’re committed to making sure kids have a voice in public radio,
and we create a program that never alienates adults.
Making ICKY during lockdown
How did we make ICKY during a pandemic lockdown in New Mexico? We workshopped together with our creative team on Zoom, then we recorded ICKY in a field, each of us using our cars as a sound booth. We wore headphones that carried the sound of all our voices, plus the soundtrack instrumentals.
ICKY: Art Contest Winners
Produced by Katie Stone
Directed by Jonathan Dunski
The Kid’s Crew, Sasha Menéndez,
Tania Hopkins & Katie Stone
Written by Sarin West
Composed by Jules Latimer Warren
Lyrics by Hakim Bellamy
Assistant Direction by Nicholas Main
Musical Direction & Arrangement by Sage Sarason
Scoring by Robb Janov
Sound Design by Jen Kraus
The ICKY Band:
Guitar by Kyle Malone
Drums & Percussion, Josh English
Keyboards, Shaun Hettinger
Bass, Paul Hunton
Violin, Robb Janov
Ukelele, Maya Malone
ICKY In The News
Katie Stone guest writes a column all about ICKY and how it came to be. What inspired it and how all the creatives were assembled to create a once-in-a-lifetime creation. She explains how this musical opens up conversations about COVID-19 and kids’ concerns about it.
New Mexico In Focus
Katie discusses ALL THINGS ICKY with Gene Grant from New Mexico in Focus, A Production of NMPBS. Watch the interview in its entirety here online. Find out how this sick icky came to life.
Hear the Podcast of the interview!
New Mexico Living
Katie zooms with Flavia Costa to discuss how ICKY came to be and how you can find it! Find the interview here