Friends, family and fans honor the life of beloved Valley icon and longtime KPHO-TV children’s television host, creator, writer and producer Bill “Wallace” Thompson with a special tribute on Monday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Harkins Tempe Marketplace Cine Capri.
The Expect More Arizona movement for world-class education in Arizona depends on Arizonans across our state raising their voices in support of our students and our schools. One infamous Arizonan, however, has been very vocal about his lack of support for quality education in our state. Gerald, from the iconic Arizona children’s show, “The Wallace and Ladmo Show,” reemerged from seclusion this summer in Expect More Arizona’s “A Message from Gerald.”
Kirby Soderberg as Ladmo, left, and Billy Lowry as Wallace are the title characters in “The Wallace and Ladmo Show,” which will play at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix through June 17. [Submitted/Actors Theater]
Ben Tyler worked on the local children’s television series, “The Wallace & Ladmo Show” as a writer and performer. This inspired the Arizona native to write an original play about the show, which opens Friday at Desert Foothills Theater in Cave Creek. In addition, Tyler also directs the play and expects for many people, particularly native Arizonans to have many memories after seeing the production.